Friday • July 15, 2011
The stage is set for the fifth annual Fernie Writers’ Conference, July 17-24, 2011. Award winning author Marina Endicott and Juno award winning singer songwriter James Keelaghan are just two in the strong line up of instructors teaching at this years’ conference. Other instructors participating in this week-long literary event include Aritha Van Herk, Myrna Kostash, Andreas Schroeder, Betty Jane Hegerat, Alison Calder and Sid Marty, as well as the Youth Program instructors Kim McCullough and Monica Meneghetti.
Intimate classes of three and five-day writing workshops set in beautiful surroundings form the backbone of the Conference with sessions on fiction, non-fiction, songwriting, and poetry. An integral part of the conference is the youth component, with 3-day workshops offered to budding writers in a fun, informal setting. All workshops are complemented by readings, panel discussions and literary events creating an educational experience for writers and readers alike. Through the generous support of our sponsors, scholarships are available for those in need of financial assistance.
The Fernie Writers’ Conference is a celebration of writers and writing culminating in a two-day literary festival open to the general public with readings from Endicott, Alison Calder, Sid Marty and others.
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