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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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Spoken Word – From Page To Stage

Written by Del Phillips So …. you want to write some poetry or a story?  Have you secretly wanted to learn how to polish up ...
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The Craft of Songwriting

Written by Del Phillips Songwriting may seem like an easy thing to master. We all hum and sing and make up lyrics but making a ...
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Activist Andrew Nikiforuk

Still two chances left to hear Eco-Journalist/Activist Andrew Nikiforuk! Andrew Nikiforuk is an award-winning investigative journalist who has been writing about the oil and gas industry, ...
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Main Stage Mania – 2017

Lively, unrehearsed, and not to be missed – Main Stage events at the Readers and Writers Festival, July 13-16. Each year, the organizing committee chooses ...
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2017 Writers

Carleigh Baker Denman Island is set to welcome Carleigh Baker, an award-winning writer of Cree-Métis/Icelandic descent. Carleigh writes book reviews for the Globe and Mail with ...
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Denman Writing Workshops 2017

Stewart Goodings Don’t delay!  Registration for workshops at Denman Island’s annual Readers and Writers Festival July 13 – 16 is now open.  Here are this ...
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Denman Writing Program Grad Publishes Her First Novel

Stewart Goodings Diana Jones, of Victoria, one of the Readers and Writers Festival “Writing Week” alumni, has just had her first novel, “The Bearer’s Burden” ...
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Richard Wagamese

Des Kennedy The untimely death of Ojibwa author Richard Wagamese brought particular sadness to those of us close to the Denman Island Readers & Writers ...
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Some challenges of running a literary festival

Stewart Goodings As a glass half-full kind of guy, I’d prefer to talk about the delights of helping to run the Denman Island Readers and ...
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Caroline Adderson to lead The Writing Week

Well-known Vancouver author, Caroline Adderson will lead the one week intensive writing workshop known as The Writing Week at the 2017 Denman Island Readers and ...
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Inspiration at the 2016 Denman Festival

For Festival attendees who write or want to write, there will be five opportunities at this year’s Festival to get some intensive advice from published authors. Steven Price, ...
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Readers and Writers Festival 2016 – Author Line-up

Denman Island, get ready to host another group of extraordinary Canadian authors in 2016 during our annual summer festival.  Expect top quality writing and information ...
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Wayne Grady and Emancipation Day

Nationally acclaimed author Wayne Grady will be on Denman Island February 28 in the Back Hall to read from his intriguing novel, “Emancipation Day” which ...
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The Books Matter Prize Announcement

At the 2015 Festival, visiting author Aislinn Hunter generously used her Festival honorarium to sponsor a poetry contest for the best poem on the subject ...
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Anakana Schofiel – Winner of Scotiabank Giller Prize

Congratulations to Anakana Schofield who has been named one of the finalists for the prestigious $100,000 Scotiabank Giller Prize for her book, Martin John. Read ...
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The Books Matter Prize

 The Books Matter Prize …… win $500 in books by writing a poem about the planet / the environment / the earth or animals in ...
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Des Kennedy moderates a panel discussion on “Place”

Des Kennedy moderates a panel discussion on “Place” with Michael Crummey, Fred Stenson, Lee Maracle and Renee Saklikar On Sunday morning, July 19, the concluding ...
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New author added to festival lineup: Lee Maracle

Lee Maracle Canadian first nations poet and author, Lee Maracle, from Toronto will be joining the list of renowned authors at this year’s festival.  She ...
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Main Stage Event: “Women of Words”

 Saturday, July 18 at 7:30 pm “No sensible man engages unprepared in a fencing match of words with a woman”, proclaims 20th century writer, Wilkie ...
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