Whistler Writers Festival 2018

It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.” Babe Ruth

And I’d add, it’s impossible to succeed without two key elements: courage and community, because no one ventures into the unknown without courage and no one succeeds without community.

Now entering its 17th year, the story of the Whistler Writers Festival is well known. Started in my living room with one guest author and 20 participants, the Festival has grown to involve some 60 guest authors, and close to 2000 participants. It’s been a long journey of hard work, commitment and focus to produce a program that appeals to as broad and inclusive an audience as possible. In your feedback, you’ve told us we’ve hit the right mix and tone. I appreciate all your kind words and suggestions.

But we couldn’t have done it without our volunteers, our community leaders, and other influencers, and most importantly, you, our audience, who have come through time and time again. I think of these words, often, “I’m in your corner,” uttered more than once in evaluations, emails and in person. Thanks for being there for us. This festival and the writers we have been so fortunate to host could not do what they do without you. That’s why the theme of this year’s festival is: No one succeeds alone.

The Whistler Writers Festival runs October 11th to 14th. Check out our line up at: Whistler Writers Fest.

Thanks again for being there for us. See you in October.

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