Important Notice

The Word on the Lake Writers Festival 2020 has been canceled due to the COVID-19 virus threat. The Committee was not prepared to place any of our registrants, or presenters, in jeopardy. Thank you all for your support. We will miss you. See you in 2021. Please check our newsletter at intervals as we will […]

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Festival Overview

Word on the  Lake Writers’ Festival runs from Friday evening, May 7th through to Sunday, May 9, 2021. 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 FREE […]

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Frequently Asked Questions

Does the cost of registration include the hotel room? No. Registration costs are for the festival only. However, you may have free accommodation… if you win the Early Registration Package which includes 2 nights at the Prestige plus other goodies. Value? $475. What a great way to enjoy the festival. Check the closure date for the Early […]

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Bursaries Available

To help offset the costs of the festival for students, others with lower incomes, or those in temporary circumstances which create a financial need, the festival is offering up to ten bursaries of $100 each. Deadline for Bursary applications is April 12th, 2021 (Applications must be received by email, or by mail in envelopes postmarked, no later […]

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Registration Fees and other details

Register Now Mail-in registration – will close at midnight on April 12th, 2021 Online registration – early registration closes at midnight on April 26th, 2021. Regular online registration closes May 4th, 2021. ON-SITE REGISTRATION AVAILABLE MAY 7th & 8th. Mail-in registrations: If you prefer to submit your information in paper form please: download/print the Registration […]

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Blue Pencil Café

Presenters participating in the Blue Pencil Café will be available for 20-minute one-on-one sessions during Saturday. You are allowed one session, which is included in your registration fee. This is a great opportunity to have a writing professional go over your work with you in an informal and relaxed setting. The Blue Pencil Café will […]

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Where to Stay

Stay on-site Prestige Harbourfront Resort Salmon Arm‎ Why not stay at the Prestige Harbourfront Resort, the venue of all Saturday’s events. Double room for just $129.95 (conference rate). Call 250-833-5800, and refer to the festival to get the rate.    

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