P1040682Miji Campbell, author of Separation Anxiety: A Coming of Middle Age Story, is one of the sixty authors at this year’s Whistler Writers Festival. She participated in the panel discussion, Tales from the Trenches, about modern publishing realities.  Campbell also ran a writing workshop called Memorabilia. She explains how important rituals are when she writes.

The Festival would not exist without Stella Harvey. She says why in this video.

Authors at the festival included Steven Heighten, Frances Itani, JJ Lee, Shelley O’Callaghan, Barbara Gowdy, Sheena Kamal, John MacLachlan Gray, Doug Saunders and 52 more!

Saunders, who wrote Maximum Canada: Why 35 million Canadians are Not Enough,  was the guest author at one of there Literary Salons, a book lovers’ workshop.

Francis Itani, member of the Order of Canada and author of That’s My Baby, led anotherP1040647 Literary Salon.

Among the events over the four day festival were: Crime Writers Lunch; So, You Want to be a Sceenwriter?; Publishers Roundtable Discussion; Comedy Quickies; A Walk to Lost Lake and Back with Authors; Cooks with Books; and a Literary Cabaret where local musicians played and guest authors read and performed from their books.

The Whistler Writers Festival took place October 12-15 in Whistler, British Columbia. Many events were held at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler.