Inclusivity at the Festival

The Vancouver Writers Fest strives to create a welcoming space for audience members to engage with ideas that can transform our world. Safety, inclusion and acceptance are essential components of our Festival and each event within.

  • Mobility access – all Festival venues are accessible to people using mobility aids.
  • Courtesy seating – available for audience members with mobility challenges, physical disabilities, chronic pain or low vision. For further information email boxoffice@writersfest.bc.ca.
  • Hearing impairment assistance – the Festival offers ASL interpretation at events on request. Email boxoffice@writersfest.bc.ca two weeks prior to the event date to request.
  • Ticketing for the community – free or reduced ticket pricing is available to social service or community organizations that are impeded by the cost of the events. Email info@writersfest.bc.ca for more information. In addition, we offer reduced ticket prices for seniors and youth under 30.
  • School subsidies – full and partial subsidies are available for school groups to assist with ticket and travel costs. Email info@writersfest.bc.ca for information.
  • Accessible programming – we offer numerous events free of charge including our Incite events, in partnership with the Vancouver Public Library every spring, and our Spreading the Word educational events for students.
  • Gender-neutral facilities – we have a gender inclusive washroom policy for all our venues and events.

Creating dialogue has been the heart of our Festival for 30 years.