After an exciting kickoff last night with authors and trivia fun and a full day of author talks and panel discussions today, attendees of the festival were invited to stay for a wine & cheese reception this evening. There was music, food, drinks, and the opportunity to mingle and talk about the events of the… Continue reading That’s a Wrap!
"The great thing about reading is that you can experience an emotion that is not your own. There is a comfort in it..." Helen Humphreys is an award winning author, and has published four books poetry, six novels, and two works of non-fiction. She currently lives in Kingston, Ontario. Today, she shared her newest novel,… Continue reading Writing About the Personal – Author Talk with Helen Humphreys
It was standing-room only this afternoon as Terry Fallis visited us to talk about his novel Up and Down. With 125+ people in attendance, Fallis began by exclaiming "We Canadian authors are unaccustomed to to speaking to such large audiences!" Fallis proved himself to be not only an amazing writer, but also an amazing speaker,… Continue reading Humour of the Canadian Variety – Author Talk with Terry Fallis
It's lunchtime, and this session couldn't have been timed any better! The audience was treated to a delicious array of information and advice on food writing and blogging. Barbara- jo McIntosh expertly moderated a panel of four local food writers including Stephanie Yuen, Diana Chan, Mijune Pak, and Andrew Morrison. The panelists come from a… Continue reading The Art of Food Writing – Panel Discussion
Evelyn Lau, Vancouver's current Poet Laureate - "the people's poet" took the time to share her poetry with us this morning and also answered questions from the audience about her writing process and role as Poet Laureate. A very accomplished and talented writer from a young age, Evelyn Lau was first published at the age… Continue reading Words from the People’s Poet- Author Talk by Evelyn Lau
On one side of the room we had librarians from West Vancouver Memorial Library. On the other side was a table full of published authors and musicians. In between there were trivia goers from all over the North Shore. The competition is fierce but only one team can come out victorious. The trivia night was full… Continue reading Trivia Throwdown!
The sun is shining in Lynn Valley, and writers of all ages and levels of experience have come from all over the North Shore to share their experiences and to learn how to perfect their craft. First up this morning, The North Shore Writer's Association created a panel of five successful writers that are all… Continue reading So You’re Finally Published! Now What?
Author Tanis Rideout kicks off this year’s festival with some beautiful readings from her novel “Above All Things”. She reminisced to the crowed about the way that she became completely consumed with George Mallory’s life and his exhibitions up Mount Everest. These interests lead her to write the novel about his failed attempt to ascend… Continue reading Tanis Rideout: “Above All Things”
Have you written a book? Gotten it published? Self published? E-published? Now what? Find out what lies in store for authors once their work is ready for publication and sales at the festival's panel entitled So You're Finally Published! Now What? Five authors who have all finished a book share their thoughts and advice on… Continue reading Next Steps for After the Writing is Done