Friday July 14th

8:30  Registration and ticket pick up

9:30-10:00  Opening/Welcome
10:00-11:00  Solo Reading:  Jeannette Armstrong
11:15-12:15  Solo Reading:  Andrew Nikiforuk

12:30-1:30  Lunch

1:45-2:45  Solo Reading:  Hiromi Goto
3:00-4:  Solo Reading:  Andrew Struthers
4:15-5:45  Denman Writers Reading

6:00-7:15  Dinner

7:30-9:30  Main Stage Event:  “Myths and Realities in History and Literature”  Two celebrated Canadian writers – historian Charlotte Gray and Jeannette Armstrong, a knowledge-keeper of the Okanagan Syilx people – discuss with Des Kennedy what may or may not be revealed within history and story.

Saturday July 15th

8:30  Registration and ticket pick up

9:45-10:45  Solo Reading:  Emily St John Mandel
11:00-12:00  Solo Reading:  Hasan Namir

12:15-1:15  Lunch

1:30-2:30  Solo Reading:  Ronald Wright
2:45-3:45  Solo Reading:  Charlotte Gray

4:15-5:45  Main Stage Event:  “(En)Lighten Up”  Join Missie Peters, Hasan Namir and Andrew Struthers in conversation with Jennifer Lee as they seek to (en)lighten us by revealing oppression or finding the comic dimensions in difficulties.

6:00-7:15  Dinner

7:30-9:30  Main Stage Event:  “Imagining Other Worlds”  Moderator Stewart Goodings talks with three imaginative authors, Hiromi Goto, Emily St John Mandel, and Ronald Wright whose writings have taken us to other worlds, either fantastic, speculative or historic.

Sunday July 16th

9:30-10:30  Denman Writers Reading

11:00-1:00  Main Stage Event:

  • 11:00 Speakeasy:  Improvisational Performance with Missie Peters and Dave Morris
  • 11:30  In Conversation:  Provocative journalist and author Andrew Nikiforuk discusses with Des Kennedy how to find liberation from our enslavement to fracking, tar sands, pipelines and petro-dollars.

1:00  Closing


Welcome and Solo Readings are in the Activity Centre, Main Stage Events and Meals are in the Community Hall, Denman Writers Reading is in the Activity Centre (Friday) and the Community Hall (Sunday).

Despite our best efforts, things can change.
Please check our website from time to time for changes or updates.

The Denman Island Readers and Writers Festival follows TWUC policies which strictly prohibit any form of recording, taping or broadcasting without prior written approval from the author.