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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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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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