2018 Registration Information

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WordsThaw Writers Festival: passes available at the door on Friday and Saturday!

Get your tickets today to a weekend of exciting literary events featuring Vancouver Island writers.

Different festival pass combos are available for purchase; see below for details!

Register before March 11, and you’re eligible to sign up for a free Brief Encounters session to have your work critiqued by a Victoria author.

WordsThaw Full Pass (March 16, 7:30 p.m. & March 17 all day)

This full pass gets you entry to Words on Ice (March 16) and all WordsThaw panels (March 17).

March 16-17 (at the door only):
$50 regular/$25 students

A WordsThaw Full Pass includes a one-year subscription to The Malahat Review, starting with the Spring 2018 issue.
Your pass and issue will be ready for you to pick up at the registration table on Friday, March 16; and after 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 17.

WordsThaw Saturday Only Pass (March 17; panel times vary)

March 16-17 (at the door only):
$35 regular/$20 students

A WordsThaw Saturday Pass includes a one-year subscription to The Malahat Review, starting with the Spring 2018 issue.
Your pass and issue will be ready for you to pick up at the registration table on Friday, March 16; and after 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 17.

Register before March 11, and you’re eligible to sign up for a free Brief Encounters session to have your work critiqued by a Victoria author.

Master Class with Carla Funk (March 18 only)

Please enquire at WordsThaw on Friday or Saturday if you’d like to buy a ticket to the Master Class. 

$55 regular / $45 students

*Please note the Master Class takes place at the Oak Bay branch of the Victoria Public Library.

Master Class and WordsThaw Pass Combo (March 16-18)

Please enquire at WordsThaw on Friday or Saturday if you’d like to buy a ticket to the Master Class. 

$80 regular / $60 students

A Master Class and WordsThaw Pass Combo includes a one-year subscription to The Malahat Review, starting with the Spring 2018 issue.
Your pass and issue will be ready for you to pick up at the registration table on Friday, March 16; and after 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 17.

Master Class Cancellation Policy

If, after March 15, you are obliged to withdraw for any reason from the master class with Carla Funk, there will be no refund on the Master Class portion of the combined Master Class and WordsThaw Pass Combo. Master Class registrations may be transferred to someone else as long as Planet Earth Poetry and The Malahat Review are notified by March 18.

Please note that, when purchasing a combined Master Class and WordsThaw Pass Combo, there will be no refund of the WordsThaw portion after purchase. It may however be transferred to someone else as long as Planet Earth Poetry and The Malahat Review are notified by March 16.

Words on Ice Reading only (March 16, 7:30 p.m.)

Door price
$10 ($5 students)

Ticket includes a complimentary copy of the Malahat‘s Autumn 2017 issue.

All proceeds for Words on Ice will be used for payment toward WordsThaw Writers Festival authors.

Tickets to Individual Panels (March 17; panel times vary)

Only want to attend one or two of the Saturday panels?

Door price
$15 per panel ($10 students)

Ticket includes a complimentary copy of the Malahat‘s Autumn 2017 issue.

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