For the three years I worked at Caitlin Press/Dagger Editions, I also volunteered for the Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts located in Sechelt, BC. My first role was to assist authors with feeling comfortable and welcome on the festival grounds, wherein they had a private space to relax and prepare for their presentations. My second role was as a “gofer”, i.e. someone who assisted those managing the festival stage and the various responsibilities involved. I volunteered for these roles alongside Publisher of Caitlin Press & Dagger Editions, Vici Johnstone, who sits on the board of the festival.
If you ever get a chance to go to the Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts, I highly recommend it. It is unlike any literary festival in Canada and very much worth the trip for those who don’t live nearby.