2017 Workshops @ Galiano Literary Festival

Galiano Literary Festival 2015 - Photo by Kris Krug

This year, there will be four workshops on Friday, February 17th. Entering Poetry by Sandy Martin, Memoirabilia by Miji Campbell, Flash Fiction by Audrey Thomas, and Write Your Memoir by Bill Schermbrucker. Details including schedule and cost for each workshop below.  Space is very limited. To register pls contact us:  (250) 539-3340 or leetrentadue@gmail.com.

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It has begun!

 

Feb 19, 20 & 21st

The festival is in full swing as of this afternoon with our 3 intimate and informative workshops kicking off what is to be an exciting 7th year!

There are tickets still available to the author readings and only select few available for the always entertaining Authors Dinner on Saturday evening.

We are all set up at the Galiano Oceanfront Inn with all of our authors books for sale and are ready for an awesome weekend!!

Happy Litfest!

 

Only 1 more day!

GALIANO ISLAND BOOKS PRESENTS

 

Only one more day until the 7th Annual Galiano Literary Festival kicks off!

Have you purchased your tickets yet?

Contact Galiano Island Books at 250-539-3340!

Tickets are selling fast and this year is shaping up to be yet another exciting and successful festival filled with fabulous authors, informative workshops and a great way to spend a weekend away on beautiful Galiano Island!!

 

 

So many authors, so much time!

Still deciding on which authors you’d like to hear from and see at this year’s festival?

Let the organizers of the Literary Festival help guide you in the right direction!

Here are some useful references and fantastic reviews of some of our authors latest work…

Aislinn Hunter – “The World Before Us”  (2014) – The Guardian Review

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/apr/18/the-world-before-us-aislinn-hunter-review-novel

New York Times Book Review

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/19/books/review/the-world-before-us-by-aislinn-hunter.html?_r=0

Billie Livingston – “The Crooked Heart of Mercy” (2015) – The Globe and Mail Review

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/books-and-media/book-reviews/review-billie-livingstons-crooked-heart-of-mercy-is-hopeful-and-comforting/article27973512/

Kim Trainor – “Karyotype” (2015)Open Book Recommends

http://www.openbooktoronto.com/news/open_book_recommends_2015_holiday_reading_guide_part_two

Maggie de Vries – “Rabbit Ears” (2014) – Quill and Quire Review

http://www.quillandquire.com/review/rabbit-ears/

Christine Lowther – “Born Out of This” (2014) – The Malahat Review

http://www.malahatreview.ca/reviews/190reviews_fox.html

Charles Demers – “The Horrors: An A to Z of Funny Thoughts on Awful Things” (2015) – The Globe and Mail Review

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/books-and-media/book-reviews/review-new-and-notable-work-from-charles-demers-teri-vlassopoulos-and-carole-giangrande/article27250116/

Congratulations to John Pass!

Congratulations are in order for our 2016 festival author, John Pass!

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John has received the prestigious 2016 Open Season Award in Poetry!

Read the full release on The Malahat Review’s website here

http://www.malahatreview.ca/contests/open_season/2016_winner.html

John will be participating in a poetry reading at this year’s festival on Sunday Feb 21st at 10:45am and will be joined by his partner Theresa Kishkan.

Tickets to his reading are $25.00 and will be sure to sell quickly after this wonderful announcement!

Contact Galiano Island Books at 250-539-3340 to purchase your ticket!

Poetry

Of John Pass‘ winning poem, “Margined Burying Beetle,” judge Russell Thornton says: [The poem] presents a questing biocentric poetic awareness, an intense elegiac tone, and a portrayal in which a creature conventionally conferred little status appears as a potent agent of the creation, ‘a writer of a future’ offering sacred illumination to a shamanistic speaker who witnesses it ‘wondrously / shifting!’ on ‘plush moss’. The play of language in the piece is open and exploratory and at the same time taut, controlled; the poet here utters quick, quirky changes and rich phrases. There is the ‘crabapple / small and scabby of late but in the spring / a clustered mass of port-wine glory above / wild iris.’ There is the beetle of the title, ‘sinuous / wriggler chevroned orange on black’ that ‘nudged / the resurrection’ [the speaker’s] way in sunlight…’ In all its aspects, including complexity of theme, depth of feeling, imaginative movement, and deft lyrical execution, this poem is a marvellous success.

The Fabulous Authors Dinner!

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One of the most popular events at The Galiano Literary Festival is our Saturday evening Authors Dinner. Complete with a red carpet entrance and a chance to get a photo with your favourite author, this event is sure to sell out this year!

The event will take place in the beautiful and scenic dining room at the Galiano Inn and Chef Dean Hillier goes that extra mile and creates gorgeous and delicious dishes. If you are attending the festival, this is a great opportunity to schmooze with our festival authors, the festival organizers and fellow attendees!

Tickets are $50 each and can be purchased over the phone at 250-539-3340 or in person at Galiano Island Books at 76 Madrona Drive.

 

 

Shaw TV’s – Spotlight

Shaw TV’s Spotlight on

The 2016 Galiano Literary Festival 

Writers, poets and readers come and be inspired at the Galiano Literary Festival Feb.19-21 on Galiano Island. Workshops, wine & cheese & conversations with authors in a beautiful setting on Galiano Island. – ShawTV

go! airs daily on ShawTV Channel 4.

Check out the trailer for more information on how to attend this wonderful festival!