Sunshine Coast Canada
Arts, Heritage + Culture
Non-profit Society Network

Poetry Reading & Talk: Cathy Stonehouse

Dream House: A Poem

Part Tardis, part townhouse, part Howl’s Moving Castle, Dream House is a long poem in six sections that interrogates what metaphor might hold of personal and social history after a mother’s passing.
“Stonehouse nails what it’s like to bring ghosts who will not rest from one hallucinatory place to the next. This is a deeply affecting collection you will not want to miss.” –Elizabeth Bachinsky, author of The Hottest Summer in Recorded History
Free but in-person space is limited; contact the Library to register or register below. Also accessible live via Zoom from the Library’s website.

Group Reading & Tea: Art & Words

Join us for a special presentation by local artists and authors from this summer’s 2nd Annual Art & Words Festival. Artists and writers paired together to prompt each other’s creativity, resulting in stunning art and accompanying literary works, that were published in the Art & Words Anthology 2021-2023. Selected writers will read from their works. Tea and baked goods from Sandy’s will be served. Free but space is limited. Registration is required. Contact the Gibsons and District Library. For the entire month of September, selected works from the show will be on display at the library.

PRIDE Performance: Cat McNeil, Emily & Elspeth

Celebrate Pride with local songwriter and poet Catherine McNeil performing from her new release. Combining poetry and prose, “Emily & Elspeth” weaves evocative language to chronicle the story of two women’s passionate relationship and the intimate landscape of their communities— here on the Coast, in Vancouver, and in Mexico.
As “Cat Mac” Catherine has released jazz recordings, and will sing some of her selections for us.
FREE but space is limited. Registration recommended; contact the Library or register below. Also accessible live on Zoom

Seaside Art & Book Fair & Sale

Aug 18, 1-6pm; Aug 19, 10am-6pm; Aug 20, 10am-3pm. For the first time at Seaside Centre visit an extraordinary gathering and collaboration of Sunshine Coast artists, photographers, and authors.

Art exhibits, photography display, book signings, literary readings, weaving demonstrations, workshops and more.

Artists, photographers, and authors to book your space, email

Hosted by the Sunshine Coast Writers and Editors Society.

2nd Annual Sunshine Coast Art & Words Festival

Surround yourself in art, literary voices, and live music by the lovely sea wall. Immerse yourself in one or more of fourteen workshops for artists, photographers and writers. This August 10-13th at the Gibsons Public Market, let the magic happen again.

Opportunity: Coastal Voices call for submissions

Deadline March 10. Celebration of Authors, Books and Community (a joint initiative of School District 46 – Sunshine Coast and the Festival of the Written Arts) is looking for budding authors of all ages—from kindergarten to grade 12 students. The thirteenth edition of Coastal Voices, an adjudicated anthology of student writing, will be published in June, and the deadline for submissions is March 10, 2023.

Students enrolled at School District 46 are invited to submit up to three pieces of poetry, short stories, personal narrative or essays. Maximum length is 500 words per submission. For more information about Coastal Voices, students can talk to their teachers, or email John Lussier at jlussier(at)

Feature Attractions

Map — How to get here

Google Map
Sunshine Coast Map