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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Admission is by name tag.
Open to the public – $20.00 a ticket ($2.00 discount for SAW members.)
Saturday, May 20th
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…
KIDSWRITE AWARDS CEREMONY 3:30pm-5:00pm
BOOK SIGNING Hotel Entrance Foyer 5:00pm-6:00pm
Open to the Public
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
CONVERSATION WITH JOHN VAILLANT 9:30am-10:30am
Room #130 more info…
FESTIVAL CLOSING 2:00pm
Including the collection of feedback forms and a GIFT DRAW FOR A 2018 Festival Full Registration Package, plus other prizes.