Our 2017 Festival may not have an explicit ‘Canada 150’ theme, but we certainly haven’t forgotten this momentous national occasion and opportunity for reflection. In addition to featuring several internationally-renowned Canadian writers, this year’s Fest includes five events that explore Canadian identity, politics and the lands and waters we call home.Read More
Tuesday, September 19
A Vancouver Writers Fest Special Event Presented in Association with:
One of the m...
Wednesday, October 25
The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of A Visit from the Goon Squad discusses her long-awaited first historical novel, Manhattan Beach, in this special event. Egan’s widely acclaimed books include The Invisible Circus, which was adapted i...
Thursday, November 16
In this candid, electric evening, Roméo Dallaire – bestselling author, retired general and senator, leading humanitarian – discusses his struggle with PTSD following his missions around the world including assisting the UN during the Rwandan ...
Monday, November 20
Following the runaway success of his bestselling memoir, Where I Belong, Great Big Sea front man Alan Doyle discusses A Newfoundlander in Canada: a hilarious, heartwarming account of discovering Canada through the eyes of the N...