Thank you to everyone who attended, participated in, volunteered at and supported the 14th annual North Shore Writers Festival. The Festival was a fantastic literary celebration on the North Shore with attentive and enthusiastic full houses at the author readings, panels, trivia event and reception.
The Festival’s organizing committee would like to extend our appreciation to our headlining authors for giving superb talks to attentive and engaged audiences: Tanis Rideout, Evelyn Lau, Terry Fallis and Helen Humphreys.
The “Art of Food Writing” panel was moderated by Barbara-Jo McIntosh and panellists Stephanie Yuen, Diana Chen, Mijune Pak and Andrew Morrison expressed their candid opinions. The North Shore Writers’ Association panelists Lynn Crymble, Maggie Bolitho, Sonia Haynes, Martin Crosbie and Sylvia Taylor generously shared their experience and advice as they addressed the topic “So you’re Finally Published! Now What?” moderated by Cathy Scrimshaw.
Julie Backer produced the literary trivia quiz, Grant Lawrence was our quiz master and Sean Cranbury hosted the reception with live jazz from the Prescott Jazz Trio. Danielle Wing, Michelle Yule and Ehlam Zaminpaima provided updates during the Festival via social media. The North Vancouver City Library Friends group provided wine sales.
We appreciate the generous donations from Browns Public House and Posy as well as our partnership with our local booksellers, Black Bond Books.
The Festival was brought to you by the North Vancouver City Library, North Vancouver District Public Library and the West Vancouver Memorial Library, was supported by the Friends of all three North Shore Libraries, sponsored by the North Shore News and benefited from financial assistance from The Canada Council for the Arts through The Writers’ Union of Canada.