Festival of the Written Arts


August 11-14, 2016 — Sechelt, BC 

Online ticket sales are now closed.

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For more information about this festival or to purchase tickets in person or over the phone contact the Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts. 


Join Canada's longest running summer gathering of Canadian writers and readers, featuring established literary stars and exciting, new voices… with opportunities for writers and readers to mingle amidst Rockwood's heritage gardens.

Please note: for this festival only ...

After buying tickets you will ALSO need to pick up paper tickets, issued by the Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts. Tickets can be picked up as of June 15 at the office (5511 Shornecliffe Ave, Sechelt) and right up until the Festival in August.

The following information and more is available from the Festival of the Written Arts

Office location, hours and contact information

5511 Shorncliffe Avenue, Sechelt
Monday – Friday, 9 am to 4:30 pm
Telephone: 604-885-9631 or 1-800-565-9631 / Email: info@writersfestival.ca.

Please contact the office to make special arrangements to have your tickets mailed.

Festival Pass (Events 1-21) SOLD OUT $ 250.00
Day Pass — Friday or Saturday SOLD OUT $ 85.00
Day Pass — Sunday $ 75.00
Individual Events (each) $ 16.00
Pebbles Restaurant Salmon Dinner (Sunday) $ 22.00


Meet the Writers! 

Thursday, August 11

1. 8:00 pm SOLD OUT Opening Night: Charles Demers, Zarqa Nawaz and Bill Richardson

Friday, August 12

2. 9:00 am Alissa York
3. 10:30 am Michael Pond and Maureen Palmer
4. 1:00 pm Zarqa Nawaz
5. 2:30 pm Theresa Kishkan
6. 4:00 pm From Novel to Network: Lawrence Hill with Ian Weir
7. 7:00 pm Anakana Schofield
8. 8:30 pm Guy Gavriel Kay

Saturday, August 13

9. 9:00 am Caroline Woodward
10. 10:30 am Charles Demers
11. 1:00 pm Boobs (Lorna Crozier, Ruth Daniell, Rebecca Hendry, Janine Alyson Young)
12. 2:30 pm Marina Endicott
13. 4:00 pm The Meter's Running IV (Janet Rogers, Jordan Abel, Ronnie Dean Harris)
14. 7:00 pm SOLD OUT Shilpi Somaya Gowda
15. 8:30 pm SOLD OUT Lawrence Hill — Bruce Hutchison Memorial Lecture

Sunday, August 14

16. 9:00 am Mark Winston
17. 10:30 am Lorna Crozier and Ian McAllister
18. 1:00 pm Madeleine Thien
19. 2:30 pm New Voices: Carol Daniels and Karim Alrawi with Sheryl MacKay
20. 4:00 pm George Elliott Clarke
  5:30 pm Pebbles Restaurant Salmon Dinner
21. 7:30 pm Kinnie Starr
Coming Home - A Magical Musical Evening in support of Better at Home
Sat, April 29th, 2017 7:30 PM at the Raven's Cry Theatre
The Glass Slipper- Presented by the Driftwood Theatre School
Starts April 28th! Tickets on sale now.
Girls Learn Code Workshop Sat, April 29th, 2017 1:00 PM
Kids $20 Parents Free! Space is Limited.
Roberts Creek Elementary Spring Fling
Sat, May 6th, 2017 7:00 PM at the Roberts Creek Hall
GOING ROGUE 2 - A fundraiser for the annual Rogue Arts Festival
Sat, May 13th, 2017 8:00 PM Tickets now on sale!
LADIES LUNCHES with MORE! Click the poster for all locations and dates.
At Smitty's in April, Leos' in May and Emelle's in June.