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New Books by Former Denman Festival Authors, Part 2

Following the article below, I’d now like to highlight the following six male authors who have successfully continued their very fine literary careers since participating ...
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New Books by Former Denman Festival Authors, Part 1

For many former Denman Readers and Writers Festival loyal fans, there’s a temptation to regard authors who have come to the festivals over the years ...
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Michael Christie returns to Festival

At our 2016 Festival, Michael Christie was a young up and coming novelist who read from his second novel If I Fall, If I Die …… a ...
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A Sneak Preview of Festival 2020

Only six more months until Denman hosts the 18th Readers and Writers Festival! Our organizing committee has been hard at work lining up authors, and ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Festival 2017 – Who’s Coming

Hasan Namir Hasan Namir has written a debut novel about being queer and Muslim set in 2003 war-torn Iraq.  One of the Globe 100 Best ...
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