Word on the  Lake Writers’ Festival runs from Friday evening, May 19th through to Sunday, May 21st 2017. Sessions will include both skill development workshops and open forums with authors based on questions and answers in an intimate setting. 

  • BURSARIES are once again available: for guidelines and to apply Click here for more information
  • TABLE RENTALS are available for those authors, from outside our local area, wishing to sell books etc, Cost $35. Please contact us by email festival.saow@gmail.com no later than Monday, May 1st, 2017. 
  • LOCAL AUTHORS’ TABLE You are welcome to sell your books at the festival. SAW will provide a ‘local authors’ table free of charge. Please bring your books and share the space; meet your fellow local writers and meet the presenters. Please contact us at festival.saow@gmail.com to let us know if you wish to sell your books. 
  • ASKEW’S FOODS WORD ON THE LAKE WRITING CONTEST Click here for more information

All Friday & Saturday events will take place at the Prestige Harbourfront Resort and Convention Centre

Friday, May 19th

YOUNG WRITERS’ WORKSHOP… with author Halli Lilburn Friday 12:00-2:00pm

FESTIVAL REGISTRATION Friday evening 3:30-6:00 pm

Hotel Entrance Foyer 

Cafe Lit PosterCAFÉ LIT – MEET THE PRESENTERS & ENJOY THEM READING FROM THEIR PUBLISHED WORKS Friday evening 7:00pm  

Balmoral Room

Admission is by name tag

Open to the public – $20.00 a ticket ($2.00 discount for SAW members.)

Saturday, May 20th

REGISTRATION 7:30-8:45am

Hotel Entrance Foyer 

LOCAL AND OTHER AUTHORS – BOOK & CD SALES 

Hotel Lobby. Open to the Public: 10:00am-6:00pm

Presenters’ Books available courtesy of our independent book store Bookingham Palace. 

FREE Blue Pencil Café Saturday May 20th – 9:15-5:00

BOOK EARLY. Schedule & Participating Presenters more info…. 

OPENING & KEYNOTE 8:45am 

Dr. Patrick Taylor more info…

WORKSHOPS 9:15am-5:00pm

Workshop Schedule

KIDSWRITE AWARDS CEREMONY  3:30pm-5:00pm

BOOK SIGNING Hotel Entrance Foyer 5:00pm-6:00pm

Open to the Public

BANQUET 7:00pm

Canada 150

Our banquet theme is Red and White in recognition of Canada’s 150th Anniversary. Have fun! Be creative.Celebrate with us and wear red and white. more info…

Open to the public

Balmoral Room – Buffet Dinner, Entertainment (to be announced) plus the Writing Contest Awards

Public Banquet Tickets: Cost $50 includes Buffet Dinner & Entertainment.

Available from May 1st 2017 at Hidden Gems Bookstore, 331 (D) Alexander St NE, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 1E7 or buy them online ( after May 1st 2017)


All Sunday Events take place at Okanagan  College

Sunday, May 21st 

FREE CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST & SOCIAL TIME 8:30am-9:20am

Student Lounge

CONVERSATION WITH JOHN VAILLANT 9:30am-10:30am

Room #130 more info…

WORKSHOPS/PRESENTATIONS

Workshop Schedule

Free DrawFESTIVAL CLOSING 2:00pm

Room #130

Including the collection of feedback forms and a GIFT DRAW FOR A 2018 Festival Full Registration Package, plus other prizes.

 

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