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Success of writers' group reflected in second Literary Leanings event

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Rebecca Wood Barrett : Has adapted her short fiction for screen and her award-winning short story Crush became a NFB-funded short film that played at international festivals.

Sarah Leach : Writes short fiction and stories for children. She is an elementary school teacher in Whistler.

Monday night: 8 p.m. at Uli's Flipside

Annabel Lyon : Is a Vancouver fiction writer and a freelancer. Her first book, a collection of short stories entitled Oxygen, was shortlisted for the Danuta Gleed and ReLit awards. McClelland and Steward will publish her second book, The Best Thing for You, a collection of novellas, in April.

John Moore : Has written three fictional novels: The Blue Parrot, Three of a Kind and The Flea Market, all published by Ekstasis Editions, Victoria. For the past 15 years John has also been a regular book reviewer for The Vancouver Sun and an occasional freelance contributor on cultural issues. He is now writing a novel set in Whistler, which he hopes will make it possible for him to afford to live here.

Stephen Vogler : Has contributed to national magazines as well as various CBC Radio programs including DNTO, Outfront and Ideas. He is the author of Whistler Features and is now working on a film project based on one of his short stories.

Brandi Higgins : Is a fiction writer based in Whistler who is interested in the currents of people's lives as they interact with their landscape. Her work has appeared in Pique Newsmagazine, Emerge, the SFU Writer's Studio Anthology and on CBC radio.

Lara Bozabalian : Has written in all forms of prose, but she is currently working on a collection of short stories.

Lisa Richardson : Is a feature writer with the Pique Newsmagazine and Whistler This Week. She has also written for a variety of other skiing publications. Lisa lives in the Coast Mountains and is working on a collection of non-fiction, Confessions of a Dirtbag.

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