All events held at the beautiful Galiano Oceanfront Inn & Spa unless otherwise noted!
Friday, February 22nd 2013:
11:00am – 12:15pm: Writing Workshop with Joelle Anthony (In the Madrona Room)
Tickets are $40 and are not included in other passes.
Creating Memorable Characters: Joëlle Anthony teaches you how to create quick characters to get you writing, examines the character clichés that permeate books, and explains how to avoid them. Learn to make even the smallest character in your fiction well-rounded and memorable.
1:00pm – 5:00pm: Writing Workshop with Audrey Thomas (In the Madrona Room)
Tickets are $75 and are not included in other passes.
Short Fiction “Friendly” Workshop! Bring paper and pens, creative energy and a desire to learn the art of writing a short story from one of Canada’s most celebrated writers, Galiano’s own Audrey Thomas. SOLD OUT!!! Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be put in a waitlist.
7:00pm – Welcome Reception! (In the Lounge)
This ticket is intended for those who may not have time to attend any sessions, but would like a chance to mingle with authors, listen to Live Music by local island artists, and enjoy a good cocktail party.
Saturday, February 23rd 2013:
10:00am – 12:00pm: Keynote Presentation & Panel Discussion (In the Dining Room)
Our Keynote Presentation will be given by Kevin Chong. This year, “It’s All About the Story”: Panelists Robert Bringhurst, Annabel Lyon, Mark Leiren0Young, and others TBA will answer the questions like: How do you see storytelling from your genre? Do you think some writers have it easier than others? Is it easier to weave a fictional tale than to tell one that really happened? Moderated by Brad Frenette of the CBC.
12:45pm – 1:45pm:
Reading: Kevin Chong (My Year of the Racehorse) Madrona Room
Readng: Pauline Holdstock (Into the Heart of the Country), Audrey Thomas (From new work!) Roundhouse
2:00pm – 3:00pm:
Reading: Annabel Lyon (The Sweet Girl) Madrona Room
Workshop: Kim Goldberg (Kung Fu for Writers) Roundhouse
3:15pm – 4:15pm:
Reading/Presentation: Robyn Michele Levy (Most of Me) Madrona Room
Reading: Jan Zwicky (The Book of Frog) Daniela Elza (The Weight of Dew) Roundhouse
4:30pm – 5:30pm:
Illustrated Reading: Christina Johnson-Dean (Unheralded Artists of B.C. – Ina D.D. Unthoff) Madrona Room
Reading: Bill Gaston (The World) Roundhouse
7:00pm – Authors’ Dinner (in the Dining Room) Tickets $30.00: A perfect way to round out the first day of programming! Relax and enjoy a beautiful West Coast meal in the company of friends, writers, friends who are writers, or writers who are friends! The meal is 3 decadent courses. Price does not include drinks. SOLD OUT!!! Email email@example.com if you would like to be put in a waitlist.
Sunday, February 24th 2013:
10:15am – 11:15am:
Reading/Translation: Robert Bringhurst (more info TBA) Madrona Room
11:30am – 12:30pm:
Reading: Billie Livingston (One Good Hustle) Madrona Room
Reading: Billeh Nickerson (Impact: The Titanic Poems) & Emily McGiffin (Between Dusk & Night) Roundhouse
1:15pm – 2:15pm:
Illustrated Reading: John Belshaw & Diane Purvey (Vancouver Noir) Madrona Room
Reading: Frances Greenslade (Shelter) Roundhouse
2:30pm – 3:30pm:
Reading: Nancy Richler (The Imposter Bride) Madrona Room
Reading: Mark Leiren-Young (Never Shoot a Stampede Queen) Roundhouse