April 2020 Business News

Fernie Writers Conference

The Fernie Writers Conference is back. Its Mini-Conferences brought in bestselling author Susan Purvis (Nov), Banff Award winner Jayme Moye (Feb) and renowned mountaineer/writer/photographer Pat Morrow (March). Each included a youth session for young writers. In May, the Conference will sponsor the first Fernie Writer-in-Residence to work with writers in the community and on their own project.

The main conference this August 17-24, 2020 is headquartered at Fernie Alpine Resort and includes Sid Marty (three-time Giller Nominee), Marie Harris (former New Hampshire Poet Laureate), John Keeble (winner Prairie Schooner Prize for fiction), Pam Houston (NY Times Notable Book), and more. A focus on week-long workshops, with three and four-day workshops available.

The revival of the Fernie Writers Conference is possible through the support of Fernie Lodging Co, Lizard Creek Lodge and Fernie Alpine Resort. Visit the site for more information, or contact Keith Liggett at t.keith.liggett@gmail.