Of Art, Entertainment, Writing and Life – Author Talk with Marina Endicott

Marina Endicott (author of Good to a Fault and Open Arms) spoke to the audience about the research process for her book The Little Shadows. It was a fine closer for the festival. Endicott used a PowerPoint presentation (her first!) to show the audience pictures of the vaudeville entertainers and Cochrane, Alberta that populate her… Continue reading Of Art, Entertainment, Writing and Life – Author Talk with Marina Endicott

The Writer as Goddess – Anita Rau Badami reads from Tell It to the Trees

Anita Rau Badami's author talk began with a reading from her book Tell it to the Trees. She introduced the passage by talking about the "snoopy writer character" whose death is central to it - and to whom she relates the most (though she hopes to avoid the same end!). The audience was very entertained -… Continue reading The Writer as Goddess – Anita Rau Badami reads from Tell It to the Trees

Dramatizing the Intrigue of History – Author Talk with Daniel Kalla

The fourth event of the day's festival was Vancouverite Daniel Kalla (emergency room doctor and author of Pandemic and Resistance) speaking about writing and his latest novel The Far Side of the Sky. Daniel Kalla began his talk by setting out the history of how Jewish people from Austria escaped to Shanghai after the Anschluss.… Continue reading Dramatizing the Intrigue of History – Author Talk with Daniel Kalla

Secrets of Successful Bloggers – Panel Discussion

The audience for the Secrets of Successful Bloggers panel was filled with people who had blogs or wanted to start blogging. The panel, Sean Cranbury (Books on the Radio & Advent Book Blog), Rebecca Bollwitt (Miss 604), Kelsey Dundon (The Anthology), Jeannette Ordas (Everybody Likes Sandwiches), and moderator Jenn Farrell (Canada Fancy) did a great… Continue reading Secrets of Successful Bloggers – Panel Discussion

Swimming Through Stories with Kallie George!

The North Shore Writers Festival's first ever event for kids was a resounding success! Author and editor Kallie George shared her book, The Melancholic Mermaid, with a roomful of rapt children and adults. The book is published by Vancouver publishing house Simply Read Books, where Kallie also works as an editor. Kallie read and discussed the first… Continue reading Swimming Through Stories with Kallie George!

Getting Started, Getting Published – Panel Discussion

The North Shore Writers Association has a mandate to help writers get started and get published, so to assemble a panel of writers to talk about the topic of beginning as a writer. The panel today had Fran Bourassa, Gerhard Winkler, Sylvia Taylor, Lynn Crymble and Bernice Lever talking about all sorts of things. The… Continue reading Getting Started, Getting Published – Panel Discussion

Where to Check Out Festival Titles

With just under two weeks before the festival, now would be a fabulous time to brush up on our fantastic headlining authors' books. Whether you want to power through all of them or get a group together to read one and discuss before the festival, the North Shore Writers Fest authors offer something for everyone.… Continue reading Where to Check Out Festival Titles