Whistler: Join Maude for Whose Water is it, Anyway?

Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 20:00

Book Tour

These events are being held by the Whistler Writers Festival. Find out more and purchase tickets.

Reading Event 14: Saturday, October 19 from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. Saturday Night Gala, Fairmont Château Whistler
Tickets: $26 includes a glass of wine
Bill Richardson in conversation with Maude Barlow and Omar El Akkad
The planet’s growing population is causing resources to become scarce, while the effects of climate change threaten communities worldwide. Join moderator Bill Richardson in conversation with Maude Barlow (Whose Water Is it, Anyway? Taking Water Protection into Public Hands) and Omar El Akkad (American War) as they discuss themes of global resources, health crises, war, and human rights through the genres of non-fiction and fiction. The conversation will explore why the authors chose to tell their story the way they did, and the roles of fact and imagination in mobilizing change. Come early to enjoy live classical music by the Sea to Sky Orchestra. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

A Walk to a Lost Lake and Back: Sunday, October 20 from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m., Fairmont Château Whistler lobby
Tickets: $22 includes hot chocolate
Solvitur ambulando. “It is solved by walking.” Take a walk with us to the beach and back through the pine forest of Lost Lake Park. Inhale a dose of fresh air, and enjoy an invigorating walk and writerly conversation with our guest authors (Maude Barlow, Michael Crummey, Wakefield Brewster, and Anakana Schofield) and moderators (Leslie and Sonny and Grant), leading up to short readings along the serene lakeshore. The flat gravel trail is a 4 km round trip. Please bring appropriate outdoor clothing as we will stroll rain or shine.

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