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Bowen writers’ fest pens its next chapter: Aug. 7 and 8

For the full line-up, and to register, please visit: 
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After a 10-year hiatus, Write on Bowen is back – August 7 and 8.

It’s back! After a 10-year hiatus, Write on Bowen, a festival for readers and writers, is returning to the island. In 2021, as we navigate through (hopefully) the final stages of the global pandemic, the two-day event offering live workshops and presentations will take place on August 7 and 8.

Aubin and David van Berckel have generously agreed to host the outdoor festival at their gorgeous property on Bowen. The organizers, the WOB committee in partnership with the Hearth and the Bowen Island Library, are planning a small-scale version presenting local authors, poets, playwrights, bloggers and other talented islanders, with plans to once again build the festival into an annual attraction. 

On both Saturday and Sunday, participants are invited to sign-up for interactive writing workshops, choosing one from three different options each day, scheduled to run from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Then, from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., attendees enjoy a reception and presentation that includes (depending upon the afternoon): book readings, spoken word, poetry and theatrical performances. 

The cost to attend the festival is $30 for one day or $50 for a two-day pass. Following government restrictions, attendance at the festival is limited to 30 people per day. A COVID-19 safety plan will be implemented as per orders of the Provincial Health Officer. 

For the full line-up, and to register, please visit:

Please note that the location of the festival features areas of uneven ground and is not wheelchair accessible. 

For more information, please contact 

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