2018 Festival Authors

I’m Right and You’re an Idiot by James Hoggan Come and listen to James Hoggan, a PR expert and David Suzuki Foundation Chairperson, talk about the toxic state of our public discourse and how to change it.  This contemporary and highly relevant book represents years of research that included interviewing some of the world’s deepest … Read more

Main Stage Mania 2018

Well, ‘mania’ may be a touch melodramatic, but hey, literary license should be OK at a readers and writers festival, don’t you think? Denman’s literary festival, July 19 – 22 has a range of sessions to enjoy:  solo performances by our invited authors, workshops for smaller groups, a book club session, the five day intensive … Read more

Workshop with Sheri-D Wilson

Workshop with Sheri-D Wilson, Spoken Word Artist from Calgary Festival 2018 brings the unparalleled opportunity to see, hear and work with the self-described “Mama of Dada”, Sheri D Wilson from Calgary.  She has 3 Spoken Word CDs, and 4 award-winning VideoPoems including: Airplane Paula (2001), Spinsters Hanging in Trees (2002), and is a poet, producer, … Read more

Sheri D Wilson – Calgary’s New Poet Laureate

Congratulations to Sheri D Wilson, Calgary’s New Poet Laureate! See Sheri D this July during the Readers & Writers festival, July 19-22.  There will be two opportunities to see this dynamic poet and spoken word artist on stage right here on Denman Island.  In the meantime, check out these links for more info on her. … Read more

Writer’s Workshop with Caroline Adderson

Are You A Writer? Here’s a quiz for Denman Festival attendees:  if you answer “Yes” to at least one of the questions, I have a proposal you may find impossible to resist …. Have you ever wondered if your writing is good enough to be published? Have you ever thought about putting together that family … Read more

Geoff Dembicki Book: Are We Screwed?

Are We Screwed? A Millennial Perspective to Climate Change Geoff Dembicki reports for The Tyee. His work also appears in Vice, Foreign Policy and the New York Times.Check out this review of his book that tells how a new generation is fighting climate change.  Meet and hear him in person this July at the Denman Island Readers & … Read more

2018 Denman Festival Authors

Registration for Denman Festival opens May 1st As well as being International Workers’ Day, May 1st is the first day to register for the Denman Readers and Writers Festival.  The Festival’s opening on July 20th is only twelve weeks away, so eager Festival fans can soon sign up for The Writing Week, the workshops, as … Read more

Something  New at the 2018 Readers and Writers Festival

A new feature at the 2018 Festival will be a “Book Club” session.  For the first time, we will ask one of our authors –  Emily St John Mandel – to be present while her novel Station Eleven is discussed as if it is a selection in a book club.  Since there are at least seven book clubs on Denman Island … Read more

Sarah Dunant Returns to Denman Festival

Devotees of the Readers and Writers Festival will remember Sarah Dunant from the 2009 festival.  The noted British author of thrillers and historical fiction is returning to Denman this July.  She is the latest addition to an already talented line-up of writers. Normally, we bring writers from BC and other parts of Canada to the … Read more

Festival Announces 2018 Authors

The Denman Island Readers and Writers Festival has an intriguing line-up of authors for 2018.  Our island’s annual literary event has been attracting book lovers for over 15 years, and next year’s group of writers is sure to maintain our reputation for being one of Canada’s best small festivals. Here are our 2018 authors with … Read more