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Whistler Writers Festival tickets on sale

Festival set to return Oct. 13 to 16 in Whistler and online
Whistler Writers Festival
Grab tickets for the Whistler Writers Festival starting Aug. 31.

Tickets for this year's Whistler Writers Festival are on sale now

The festival runs from Oct. 13 to 16, in-person and online, with 13 author reading events, 12 creative writing and industry workshops, and several new, outside-the-box sessions. Those include a storytelling event called Sharing Traditions: An Evening of Oral Storytelling with Indigenous storytellers Tsawaysia Spukwaus and Tanina Williams, as well as Page to Stage: Improvisation to Generate Character with Pique's own Brandon Barrett. 

Guest authors this year include Shyam Selvadurai (Mansions of the Moon), Lisa Moore (This is How we Love), Anna Pitoniak (Our American Friend), Daniel Kalla (The Darkness in the Light), Guy Gavriel Kay (All the Seas of the World), Heather O'Neill (When we Lost Our Heads), and Zarqa Nawaz (Jameela Green Ruins Everything). 

Meanwhile, workshops like Pitch Your Book or Story Idea to a Trade Publishing Pro are set to sell out this year. You can also check out workshops ranging from memoir and crime writing to poetry. 

“We’re one of the only writer festivals in Canada doing a full hybrid event,” said Rebecca Wood Barrett, the festival's artistic director. “It’s much more complex, however, accessibility is important to us, and we want everyone to be able to participate. That’s what this year’s festival is really about—sharing stories together. Our commitment to the in-person and digital model helps us to connect and build community with more people.”

To see the full list of events and buy tickets visit