New Books – November 2019

Here is a literary question for Denman Island Readers and Writers Festival-goers ….. what do all the following writers have in common? ……..   Terry Fallis, Angie Abdou, Michael Crummey, Pauline Holdstock, Steven Price, Anakana Schofield, Michael Christie, Marina Endicott, and Esi Edugyan …… the easy answer is that they are all award-winning Canadian authors.  All … Read more

July 2019 Festival

Lindsay Wong Lindsay Wong’s memoir, The Woo-Woo,  documents a stranger-than-fiction childhood surrounded by dysfunctional, profanity-loving adults.  The Wong family story intensifies with each turn of the page and was rejected by many publishers for not being “relatable” enough. Read the full CBC review here:   Kathy Page Hurrah!  Finally, the well-known Salt Spring Island author, … Read more

Workshops at the Readers & Writers Festival

This year the Readers & Writers Festival offers four dynamite workshops for those who want a little extra excitement in their lives!  Workshops have a maximum of 10 participants and last 3 hours, so they enable personal contact with an author not possible in a Solo Reading or Main Stage session. Whether it’s hot fiction … Read more

Writers — the Denman Readers & Writers Festival Wants You!!!

Words matter.  So do titles …. We are the “Denman Island Readers and Writers Festival”.  I’ve looked at the names of similar book-related events across the country, and no other festival has this combination of “readers and writers” in the title.  There’s only one – the Medway Readers Festival in Nova Scotia which has the … Read more

2019 Festival Line-Up

Registration for Denman Festival Opens May 1 Mark your calendars, Festival supporters.  May 1 will be the day to begin registering for the 2019 edition of the Denman Island Readers and Writers Festival, to be held July 18 -21. With twelve talented authors coming to our island, this year’s festival promises to be every bit … Read more