#SummitCulture: Pecha Kucha Whistler Oct 17th 2014

Whistler's only Pecha Kucha night is back on Oct 17th 2014

After a two year break, Pecha Kucha Nights are set to return to Whistler on October 17th 2014, and we can’t wait!

If you’re familiar with the original Pecha Kucha Nights (here or anywhere else) you’ll know why they’re now becoming known as “that thing that’s kind of like TED”. It’s not the most glamorous description in the world, but it’s pretty accurate given that this humble little night of intellectual and creative presentations has now grown to become an international network.

Thanks to pechakucha.org there are now 778 cities (and counting) around the world, each with their own Pecha Kucha “Chapter”.

The new Whistler Pecha Kucha nights are being organized by the Brown Owl Social Club, who have arranged some great local speakers. Volume #7 is themed “trepidation” and will have presentations covering a range of topics from mountaineering, to engineering, to photography.

To come and watch, tickets are by free or by donation at http://pechakuchawhistlervol7.eventbrite.ca

So. What is a Pecha Kucha?

Pecha Kucha is the Japanese “art of precise presentation” where you present your idea with only 20 slides and 20 seconds to talk per slide. Each Pecha Kucha talk will then last about 7 minuets, so if you’re new to it you don’t have to be up there for very long!

Here’s a couple of examples of our faves, just click the images to watch the Pecha Kucha:

1. Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time                                     2. Transformer Apartment

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The format was invented by two architects, Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham from Klein Dytham architecture for one simple reason: “architects talk too much! Give a microphone and some images to an architect (or most creative people for that matter) and they’ll go on forever!”.

During a Pecha Kucha talk the images advance automatically, so there really is no way you can get suck rambling on one point for too long.

What are Pecha Kucha Nights?

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Photo courtesy of Pecha Kucha Tokyo

PechaKucha Nights are informal and fun gatherings where creative people get together and share their ideas, work, thoughts, projects, adventures – just about anything, really – in the PechaKucha 20×20 format. Presenters are arranged before hand to keep everything running smooth and on time, and there are typically between 5 – 10 different presentations in one night.

These nights are super casual, anyone can join and anyone can present. If I’d like to talk at the next Pecha Kucha please send a quick email to vicky[at]brownowlsocialclub.com.

Who can talk at a Pecha Kucha Night?

Anyone, that’s the beauty of it. Whether you’re 5 or 75 if you’ve done something rad, learned something new or made something you’re really proud of you can come and share it.

The key to a Pecha Kucha slideshow is just to talk about something you love. Most people use PechaKucha Nights to present their latest creative projects or work, but some people share their passion and show off their prized record collections, while others share their latest holiday photos, adventure journals, artwork, favourite recipes or even new inventions. The youngest person to do a Pecha Kucha was a 5 year old girl who talked about her drawings!

“We’re always looking for people to tell their stories. We have such an incredible community of creative and intelligent people in Whistler. This is a great way for us all to get together and discover what projects eachother is working on, and maybe find new like-minded friends.” – Victoria, Founder, Brown Owl Social Club

Victoria recommends that new presenters watch a few Pecha Kucha presentations online first to get a good feel for what it’s all about.

Sign-up to talk at a Whistler Pecha Kucha Night: email vicky[at]brownowlsocialclub.com

Is Pecha Kucha like TED?

It’s kind-of like TED in that you’ll learn a heck of a lot from the super smart, adventurous and creative people in your community in short, sharp shots of inspiration.

But at the same time it’s not like TED at all, because with a Pecha Kucha night you can get up from behind your computer screen and actually meet, make friends with, and share a beer with the people who present.

Come and join a real social network for the creative and curious!

5 Tips to Avoid Traffic at Squamish Valley Music Festival

How to Avoid the Squamish Valley Music Festival Traffic | Stay in Whistler

If you remember last year, many of us were delayed up to four hours in baking-hot and stagnant traffic backed up at far back as Britannia Beach, 12kms south of Squamish. This year, don’t be that guy. With the incredible line-up including Eminem, Bruno Mars, Arcade Fire, Arctic Monkeys and more, you can expect that this party is going to be BIG! Planning ahead can save you some time, and maximize your festival experience.

For those of you who are well acquainted with the mass exodus of people entering and leaving Squamish for the Squamish Valley Music Festival, here’s a couple of tips to avoid the bumper-to-bumper traffic jams.

1. Head up a day or two early

Get ahead of the crowd and arrive a day or two early in Squamish. There are a number of hotels and campsites in the Squamish and Whistler area for you to stay, and plenty of attractions to explore. Here you can not only beat the crowds, but make friends and get the inside scoop with the locals.

With over 35,000 people moving in to this tiny town, you’ll want to grab all the supplies you need and scout for where you’ll need to go. Heading there a day or two early gives you ability to scout around the town for some places to acquire adequate camping supplies, food and beverages for your three day music intensive. That way, you will be to go-to-guy for the local lowdown.

2. Ninja Attack from the North

Maybe consider doing a road trip with your favourite festival besties and take a trip north of Squamish. For folks entering Squamish south bound from Pemberton and Whistler you’ll be breezing through on the highway smoothly. Barely 1% of any of the festival goers enter Squamish from the north, so this will be plain sailing.

3. Stay in Whistler with and arrive by Shuttle Bus

No really! With shuttle buses running for the festival, you’ll get the best of both worlds when you stay in Whistler! Avoid crazy line-ups at the festival food trucks, get a warm shower, no scary late night portable toilet experiences, just hop on the bus and head to your hotel room.

4a. Head over to the Whistler after-party

With nearly 99.9% of the 35,000+ festival go-ers travelling southbound at the end of the festival, how about go against the grain?  Spend a couple days in Whistler for the after-party or just to relax and unwind. Whistler in the Summer offers heaps of activities such as biking, ATVing, canoeing, bear viewing, lake parties and so much more.

4b. Detox at the Scandinave Spa

This is more of “Tip 4 part B”, but on the same reasoning as going against the grain, head north to a spa!

Let’s be honest, after three days of camping in the West Coast’s largest and loudest music festival, and eating festival food, you may want to cleanse and detox. Scandinave Spa will offer you a haven to relax any achy camping muscles and sweat out your pores, and rest your ear drums. Plus, Scandinave Spa have a delicious cafe with lots of raw, green organic goodness to restore you from the inside out! Lovely jubbly.

5. Road Trip to North for a West Coast Tour

The beauty in Squamish does not just stop there. There are lots of places, provincial parks, activities to be done north of Squamish, up through Whistler and all the way up to Pemberton, Lilloette and all the way back down through Hope or Kamloops

And there you have it! Don’t be that guy stranded in the backed up traffic jam, keep it moving and spend more time enjoying this music fest!

Find out more about the Squamish Valley Music Festival on our Events Page.

Whistler Crankworx 2013

Whistler Crankworx

Crankworx Mountain Bike Festival: Physics, Gravity, Legends and Facts

“I am so pumped for Crankworx!” exclaimed my co-worker.

“What is Crankworx?” I asked. I then received what felt like the longest blank stare ever.

“Are you serious? Crankworx is the event of the summer! It is the world’s largest mountain bike festival!”

I quickly realized that I had better get my facts straight about 2013 Crankworx Whistler. If you’re in the same boat, not really knowing what Crankworx is all about, or you simply need more information about this year’s festival, then read on!

Crankworx 101

What is Crankworx?

From August 9 to 18, 2013, bikes and their owners will take over Whistler during the ultimate Freeride Mountain Bike Festival to compete in downhill, enduro, slopestyle, trails and more. And this event isn’t just for the pros. Riders of all skill-level get the unique opportunity to compete alongside some of the world’s top professional athletes. So long as you have two wheels, bike gear, and no fear, Crankworx promises to be an awesome time!

Where and when do the events take place?

Check out the Crankworx Whistler 2013 Schedule.

Where can I watch the events from?

Events in the Boneyard or Whistler Mountain Bike Park, are best viewed from Skiers Plaza at the base of Whistler Mountain in Whistler Village. There you can watch all events on the jumbotrons, see live timing of the races and listen to the announcers.

Is there anything else other than mountain bike events taking place?

It wouldn’t be a festival without free music concerts, photo and video demos and a bumping nightlife. The Whistler Olympic Plaza will showcase the GoPro Dirt Diaries video contest on August 13 and the Deep Summer Photo Challenge on August 14. Don’t miss the Bud Light Crankworx Concert Series held at the Olympic Plaza.

Is Whistler Mountain Bike Park open to public during Crankworx?

Yes, the bike park is open to public every day during Crankworx, however, certain runs will be closed at times to allow for race training and the actual race runs.

Do you need to pay to go up the mountain?

Yes, for bike park ticket rates and information, please click here. For sightseeing/hiking ticket rates and information, please click here.

How do I register for an event?

Click to register for Crankworx events.

The friendly and knowledgeable staff at Summit Lodge is eager to give you more information about Crankworx. Remember, we offer free Guest Bike Rentals! Rent a bike and head over to watch the events, be sure to stay clear of the race and jump tracks, as you don’t want to get muddle up with the competitors! For more information in booking your stay and activities call Toll-free 1 (888) 913.8811.

Expert: From August 9-18, bikes and their owners will take over Whistler during Crankworx. So long as you have two wheels, bike gear, and no fear, Crankworx promises to be an awesome time!

ArtWalk 2013

whistler artwalk 2013

With over 80 artists in 45 venues, Whistler’s most expansive Art Exhibit, from Function Junction to Alpine, is a must see. The roaming ArtWalk Exhibit, presented by the Whistler Arts Council, transforms businesses and streets into makeshift art galleries.

This year, artists from the Sea to Sky corridor will be displayed for the months of July and August. Venues like banks, real-estate offices, cafes and hotel lobbies capture a lot of people from out of town, giving visitors a chance to see what Whistler’s talented artists are up to.

Taking part in this exhibit is as simple as picking up a map at participating venues, or by downloading the Digital Catalogue 2013. Just look for the red ArtWalk flags, and guide yourself through this intimate creative crusade, covering 40 arches of more than 40 temporary galleries. You’ll know you’re on the right track, when you come across brightly coloured Ladies in Red, cartoon-like characters, and the odd human-barn owl on stilts.

This summer, the streets will be speckled with tents and booths filled with artists painting, knitting, sculpting clay, playing music, firing glass, making balloon animals and painting faces. The ArtWalk is for all ages, and is sure to inspire visitors and locals alike. Take in the sights and sounds for as little or as long as you’d like, between the hours of 6:30 – 9:30 pm in Whistler Village.

This year Summit Lodge is participating and are really excited to showcase local artist, Allee Wells. Her work has been described as stunning, lovely, whimsical, playful, and thought provoking. Allee’s main practice involves drawing and mixed media, using materials such as pencil, pencil crayon, oil pastel, marker, pen, paint, collage papers and sparkles. Allee’s work can be found in the Summit Lodge lobby.

Summit Lodge is proud to support local artists, and we’d be more than happy to provide you with more information about the ArtWalk! For information in booking your stay and activities call Toll-free 1 (888) 913.8811.

Christmas in Whistler

Christmas Events in Whistler 2012/13

The Whistler Holiday Experience – FREE

December 21, 2012 to January 6, 2013

This family fun zone is unparalleled for indoor entertainment! Kids can enjoy a mini putt course, table games, bouncy castles, crafts and video games free for 16 days over the holiday season. Parents can relax in the lounge area and enjoy a coffee or hot cocoa while the kids play. Whistler Holiday Experience takes place at the Whistler Conference Centre between 10 AM – 6 PM daily excluding December 25 and 31.

Whistler Presents: New Year’s Eve Celebrations

December 31, 2012 – Buy Tickets

Say goodbye to the old and welcome the new at this alcohol-free evening of family entertainment and celebration in Whistler Village. Tickets give access to a range of venues with entertainment for young and old including family entertainment, music, arts, crafts, food, dancing and ice skating at Whistler Olympic Plaza. Free events on the night include the legendary Fire and Ice Show and a New Years Eve Celebration Festival “Winter Wonderland” at Millennium Place.

Tickets will be available November 22 from the Visitors Center, Millennium Place, Meadow Park Sports Center and online through Whistler.com. Prices for advanced tickets (before December 31) are $15 adults, $10 children 12 and under. Prices on December 31 are $20 for individual tickets, $10 children 12 and under. Children 2 and under are free.

Festival of Lights

December 18, 2012 to January 7, 2013

The Whistler Arts Council presents the third annual Whistler Festival of Lights at Scotia Creek Gallery in Millennium Place featuring the ambient glow of lanterns, light sculptures and a local artist exhibit.

Monster Theatre Presents – A Christmas Carol

Saturday, December 22 at 7pm – Buy Tickets

Using puppetry, masks, improv, original songs, physical comedy, satire good old-fashioned storytelling, Monster Theatre will expose young audiences to classics of literature from around the World! Featuring bookish Ryan and clownish Tara, they present the stories in a way that gets kids excited to dive into books themselves, and perhaps even to try and adapt their favourite books in the Monster Theatre style!

Moose in a Top Hat – Magic Show – All Ages & 14+ Shows

Friday, December 28 at 3pm & 8pm- Buy All Ages Show TicketsBuy 14+ Show Tickets

Moose In a Top Hat is a show full of Comedy, Mystery & Magic that will keep you on the edge of your seat! It’s a show that’s reminiscent of a bygone era of Vaudeville variety entertainment. All Ages Show Tickets: Adult $15, Kids $12 & 14+ Evening Show Tickets: Adult $25.

Fire and Ice Show

Every Sunday starting December 16 to March 31

Watch world-class athletes flipping and twisting through a burning ring of fire and finish with a first class fireworks display. The Fire and Ice Show is performed by top members of Whistler Blackcomb’s Ski & Snowboard School. This free, legendary show kicks off at 6:30 PM Sundays in Skier’s Plaza at the base of Whistler Mountain.

Christmas Caroling

December 24, 6:30 – 7:30 PM

The 30th annual Christmas Eve Carol Service takes place at 6:30 PM in Whistler Village at the Westin Resort and Spa. Hosted by the Whistler Children’s Chorus, this interdenominational celebration features traditional carols, choral music sung by the choirs and readings. This event is by donation with all proceeds going towards continuing this community service.

Whistler Olympic Plaza Skating

Opens December 21, 2012

Hours of Operation:

Sunday to Thursday: 11 AM to 4 PM and 6 PM to 9 PM
Friday to Saturday: 11 AM to 4 PM and 6 PM to 10 PM

Holiday Hours:

December 25: 12 PM to 4 PM
December 31: 11 AM to 4 PM
December 31: 6 PM to 11 PM Whistler Presents: New Year’s Eve Celebration ticket holders only.

Rental Shop Hours:

Sunday to Thursday: 11 AM to 4 PM and 6 PM to 9 PM
Friday to Saturday: 11 AM to 4 PM and 6 PM to 10 PM except on holidays.

Experience a Whistler Christmas

Enjoy the Holidays at Summit Lodge & Spa:

» Located in heart of Whistler Village
» Full kitchenettes with granite countertops
» Beautiful cozy fireplaces
» Year-round hot tub and spa

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Summer Events Round-up

Whistler is a mecca for all things active and because of this it attracts some of the most prestegous events the world has to offer. From extreme mountain biking competitions to massive yoga conventions, our little mountain town has it all. Here is the ultimate round-up of summer events coming to whistler in 2012.

Whistler Yoga Conference, May 4 – 6

Join in this journey to the majestic mountains, to the nurture of nature, and the timeless experience of yoga. The Whistler Yoga Conference provides teachers and yoga students of all levels with a supportive meeting place to grow and expand their practice through three days of inspirational learning. The weekend includes approximately 40 seminars, workshops and classes. More information and offers here.

Tough Mudder, June 23 – 24

Tough Mudder is a hardcore 10 to 12 mile obstacle course designed by British Special Forces to test your all around strength, stamina, mental grit, and camaraderie. Tough Mudder is more than an event; it’s a way of thinking. By running a Tough Mudder challenge, you’ll unlock a true sense of accomplishment, have a great time, and discover camaraderie with your fellow participants that’s experienced all too rarely these days. The race will be held at Whistler Olympic Park. For more information on entry fees and race details, please click here.

Whistler Children’s Art Festival, July 14 – 15

Mark your calendar for the 29th annual Whistler Children’s Art Festival. This fun-filled weekend features a multitude of hands-on art workshops led by professional artists in fine arts, crafts, theatre, multi-media, dance and music from across BC. The festival comes alive even further with free activities and entertainment by popular children’s performers, roving musicians and zany characters.

Kokanee Crankworx, Aug 10 – 19

In less than a decade, Kokanee Crankworx has become the authoritative free ride festival. A supercharged magnet for the world’s best riders and the definitive domestication of dirt in the service of epic endurance, supreme flow, monster air and gravity-fuelled mountain biking. Over ten fearless days in August, the venues at the Whistler Mountain Bike Park serve as a modern day Colosseum to the world’s best mountain bike athletes.

Whistler Wanderlust Yoga, Aug 23 – 26

Yoga and music phenomenon reaches new heights with the first-ever Canadian location for Wanderlust. Yogis from around the globe will be down-dogging, dancing, dining on organic delicacies, celebrating and joining together in an amazing community. With the world’s leading yoga teachers, top musical acts and DJs, renowned speakers, top chefs and winemakers, Wanderlust Whistler is an event not to be missed. Fostering relationships with local yoga rockstars, Wanderlust has invited lululemon athletica ambassadors to teach alongside its already amazing lineup inclusive of teachers Baron Baptiste and John Friend, musicians Michael Franti and Krishna Das, DJ set by Thievery Corporation, and performance artists Quixotic. For more information and for advance tickets, please visit here.

Are you coming to Whistler for any of these events? Give our friendly staff at Summit Lodge & Spa a call and find the best accommodation deals in town – 1 (888) 913.8811.

 

The Legendary Fire & Ice Show

Every Sunday the base of Whistler Mountain is ablaze with astounding athletic talent, heart-stopping pyrotechnics, booty-shakin’ fire spinners, beat-driven DJ’s and a jaw-dropping firework display. The epic Fire & Ice Show is a unique Whistler experience and a must-see while in town. Young and old alike will enjoy this cirque-on-skis show that is guaranteed to impress.

Top members of Whistler Blackcomb’s Ski & Snowboard School perform extraordinary feats of anti-gravity through rings of fire. Dancers and fire spinners move to the beats showcasing amazing talent, coordination and obviously no fear of fire! The evenings events finish with a first class display of fireworks that is sure to delight.

This legendary show is now an annual on-going event and is completely FREE every Sunday evening at 6:30 PM. Dress warm, grab a cup of hot chocolate and prepare to be amazed!

TIP: This is an awesome photo opportunity so don’t forget those cameras!

Whistler Film Festival

The Whistler Film Festival takes place in beautiful Whistler Village from November 30 to December 4, 2011. This will be the 11th annual festival and you can “prepare for the unexpected” at this five day film extravaganza.

The Whistler Film Festival presents films from Canada and all around the world.  Premiers, from North Americas top directors, as well as feature films, documentaries, and shorts, in all over eighty films, are presented at the festival.  Over sixty percent of the films presented are Canadian made films.  Over $50,000 in prizes are awarded to film makers, actors, and other film industry participants in nine major categories.

Besides the eighty plus film screenings, The Whistler Film Festival offers many other exciting events.  There is an opening gala, a celebrity ski race and parties, tributes to some of the industries great talents, an awards brunch and a closing gala.

Most films at the festival are unrated and you have to be 18 to attend an unrated film. The Whistler Film Festival does offer family day programming and an outdoor screening under the winter stars.

The online box office opens for advance ticket sales on November 10 and Festival box office phone sales begin at the same time.  The festival box office opens on November 24 for walk up sales and is located in the kiosk directly in front of the Whistler Conference Centre.  The film screenings will take place at venues throughout Whistler Village including the Whistler Conference Centre, Village 8 Cinemas and Millennium Place.

Coinciding with the Whistler Film Festival this year will be the Whistler Summit. The Whistler Summit is a comprehensive business and creative conference for film, television and digital media.   This event will feature roundtable sessions, panel discussions, speaker series, one-on one meetings, interactive workshops, and networking event. This is a great networking opportunity for filmmakers and professionals in the industry.

Information regarding the films to be presented will be available online in early November at Whistler Film Festival.

Visit Whistler for this great festival and enjoy some amazing films and get some early season skiing in.  There is already plenty of snow in the mountains!

Do you need a Whistler Hotel for the Whistler Film Festival?

The Summit Lodge is pleased to be a “Festival Accommodation Partner” for the Whistler Film Festival.  The Summit Lodge is conveniently located within in walking distance to the venues.  Contact us today for rates and more details.

Whistler November Events

Winter is on its way and November is an exciting month in Whistler. Locals and visitors alike will be excited about Whistler and Blackcomb Mountain opening day on November 24th.  There is already snow in the mountains and meteorologists are predicting another La Nina year brining in lots of snow to the area.

Whistler hosts a lot of great events in November.  Below are details on some of the highlights of the month!

Whistler 50 Relay and Ultra Run – November 5th

BC Athletics is pleased to announce the inaugural Whistler 50 Relay and Ultra.  An ‘ultra’ is a running or sporting event which is longer than the traditional marathon length of 42.195 kilometres.  This ultra is 50 mile (80K).   The relay is an 8-person format, with alternating legs of approximately 12K and 8K.  The course will follow the beautiful Valley Trail system around Whistler. Registration is open now for both events and you can sign up online at BC AthleticsThere will be a post-race dance at the Whistler Conference Centre in the evening.

Cornucopia – November 10th to 13th

Cornucopia is Whistler’s Celebration of Wine and Food and takes place over the November long weekend.  During the festival you can take part in fascinating seminars hosted by renowned industry professionals, enjoy wine makers’ dinners, attend gala tasting events and dance the night away at the famous after parties.  Highlights of Cornucopia include the CRUSH Gala Tasting held on the Friday and Saturday evening at the Whistler Conference Centre.   The Bearfoot Bistro will be hosting the infamous Masquerave party on the Saturday evening.  Masquerave will feature some of the country’s top chefs, international wineries and burlesque-style entertainment.  For more infomation and to purchase tickets visit Whistler Cornucopia.

Whistler and Blackcomb Mountain Opening Day and US Thanksgiving – November 24th.

Happy Thanksgiving to our US visitors! Many of Whistler’s restaurants will be offering a traditional turkey dinner.  It’s also official opening day for Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains.  There is already snow in the mountains so early season skiing conditions should be amazing!

Bizarre Bazaar – November 25th – November 26th

Visit the Whistler Conference Centre and experience Whistler’s annual Holiday craft fair.  This is a great place to browse and buy unique gifts for the Holiday season.  You can find quality, handmade arts and crafts such as ceramics, clothing, fine art, wood, glass, metal, jewellery, leather, candles, aromatherapy products as well as beautiful handmade Christmas Decorations.  For more information visit Bizarre Bazaar.

Whistler Film Festival – November 30th – December 4th

The  Whistler Film Festival presents a selection of films from Canada and internationally, including premieres from some of North America’s top directors. All film screenings will take place at theatres in the Whistler Conference Centre, Village 8 Cinemas and Millennium Place. You can purchase festival tickets and packages through the online box office which opens November 10, 2011.  For more information visit the Whistler Film Festival website.

Do you need a Whistler Hotel this winter?

If you are looking for a Whistler hotel for any of these events,contact our friendly in-resort staff.  The Summit Lodge and Spaoffers the perfect location in the Village. View our Whistler rooms and suites for more information.

Whistler Readers and Writers Festival

The 10th annual Whistler Readers and Writers Festival is coming to Whistler on the weekend of October 14th to 16th.  Celebrate the art and culture of the literary world at this great event.  The weekend will be filled with reading events from top authors, workshops, panel discussions and much more!

The event is organised by the Vicious Circle. This Whistler Writers Group was founded in 2001 to provide a forum for local writers to develop their craft and connect with like-minded literati.  Each year the Vicious Circle hosts a Whistler Writer in Residence.  This year’s Residence is Sarah Selecky who will be one of the presenting authors at the 2011 Readers and Writers Festival. Sarah Selecky is a Canadian writer, whose debut short story collection This Cake is for the Party was a shortlisted nominee for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and long listed for the Frank O’Connor Short Story Award in 2010.

The Opening Gala takes place on the Friday evening at the Squamish Lil’Wat Cultural Center.  Guest authors include Madeline Sonik, Miriam Toews, Antanas Sileika, John Glenday, Angie Abdou, Randy Boyagoda, and Sarah Selecky in conversation with local writer Stephen Vogler. Each author will read and discuss their latest work.

Other highlights of the weekend include the Lit Grit Tribute Breakfast with Wayne Johnston, Miriam Toews and Sarah Selecky. Come join the festival’s first ever guest author, Andreas Schroeder break bread and interview literary icons, Miriam Toews and Wayne Johnston and the 2011 writer in residence Sarah Selecky.

For the children there is a great workshop happening on Friday October 14th at 3pm at the Whistler Public Library. This free workshop is titled “All Aboard – a Travel Guide to Magic Places and Other Destinations” with Alma Alexander.  Explore all the wonderful places in stories from Narnia to Hogwarts.

The festival this year will host 10 workshop sessions, 6 reading events, 3 panel discussion, a breakfast tribute to icons of writing, and a spoken word performance entitled Creative 5 Eclectic.

This is going to be a fun weekend and there will be an event of workshop for everyone to enjoy.

For more information and to download a full program, visit the Vicious Circle.

Are you looking for Whistler Hotel Accommodation for the Whistler Readers and Writers Festival?

The Summit Lodge and Spa offers the perfect location, just steps away from many of the venues. View our Whistler rooms and suitesor contact us for more information about the Whistler Readers and Writers Festival.

Give us a call!