The Whistler Writers Group (The Vicious Circle) was founded in 2001 and became a non-profit organization in 2005. The group includes over 150 members. From its inception the group has promoted the literary arts,
provided a forum for local writers to develop their craft within the community, and sponsored literary events for readers and writers alike, including the annual Whistler Readers and Writers Festival and the Writer in
The Whistler Writers Festival has moved to a new site.