Special Events

  • Salman Rushdie in Conversation with Hal Wake (Sold Out)

    Salman Rushdie in Conversation with Hal Wake (Sold Out)

    Tuesday, September 19

    A Vancouver Writers Fest Special Event Presented in Association with:

    One of the m...

  • Jennifer Egan in Conversation with Bill Richardson

    Jennifer Egan in Conversation with Bill Richardson

    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

    Waiting for First Light

    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

    A Newfoundlander in Canada

    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...