One of the most interesting events I’m involved with over here on Galiano Island is our upcoming Galiano Island Literary Festival. Last year I attended all the sessions and made photos of the author’s and guests and shared them online on behalf of the Galiano Island Books. We’re gearing up for this years festival and excited to play host to friends from across North America for the 2016 Galiano Island Literary Festival Event taking place at the Galiano Island Spa Resort this February 19th-21st.
Here’s some thoughts on the festival from one of the authors I met there last year prolific Canadian novelist, poet, historian, and biographer George Bowering… “More literary festivals ought to be like the one on Galiano. The setting is unequalled. The organizers have everything covered beautifully. I have never seen such a good opportunity for writers and others to schmooze in such a beautiful building. I told Jean that I would give up pie for a year if I get to go there again.”
Here’s this year’s author lineup (including links to Twitter for those who have accounts) for the 2016 Galiano Island Literary Festival:
George Bowering, David Boyd, Michael Christie, Michael Crummey, Maggie de Vries, Charles Demers, William Deverell, Terry Fallis, Margaret Horsfield, Aislinn Hunter, Ian Kennedy, Theresa Kishkan, Irina Kovalyova, Sonja Larsen, Paul LaBlond, Billie Livingston, Christine Lowther, Stacey Matson, Linda M. Morra, John Pass, Bill Richardson, George Stanley, Charles Tidler, Audrey Thomas, Kim Trainor, Robert Wiersema