Writers festival on Denman Island

Registration for the annual writers festival is now open

  • Jul. 12, 2016 2:00 p.m.

For the 14th year in a row, the Denman Readers and Writers Festival will again welcome a group of writers this summer from July 14-17.

From memorable fiction and memoir stories, to lively spoken word and poetry, to gripping non-fiction prose, the Denman Festival has something for everyone’s literary taste.

The 2016 lineup includes Barbara Adler, Michael Christie, Bruce Cockburn, Charles Demers, J.B. MacKinnon, Cecily Nicholson, Bev Sellars, Miriam Toews and John Vaillant.

In addition to the solo sessions and panel discussions featuring the invited authors, four workshops– each lasting 3 hours–will also be held: Charles Demers will present his ideas on creating jokes and funny stories; J.B. MacKinnon will share suggestions on non-fiction essay writing; Barbara Adler will help attendees to combine sound and words to create personal memoir; and Denman’s own Jo-Anne McLean will offer participants practical tips on self-publishing.

Registration is now open for festival events at: www.denmanislandwritersfestival.com

— Submitted by Denman Island Writers Festival