Special Events

  • An Evening with Louise Penny

    An Evening with Louise Penny

    Monday, August 28

    In her latest, gripping book, No. 1 New York Times bestselling author Louise Penny shatters the conventions of the crime novel to explore what Gandhi called ‘the court of conscience.’ Join Penny to hear about the latest installment in her award...

  • Salman Rushdie in Conversation with Hal Wake

    Salman Rushdie in Conversation with Hal Wake

    Tuesday, September 19

    A Vancouver Writers Fest Special Event Presented in Association with:

    One of the m...

  • In Conversation with Jennifer Egan

    In Conversation with Jennifer Egan

    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...

  • Waiting for First Light: In Conversation with Roméo Dallaire

    Waiting for First Light: In Conversation with Roméo Dallaire

    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 ...

  • A Newfoundlander in Canada: Alan Doyle in Conversation

    A Newfoundlander in Canada: Alan Doyle in Conversation

    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...