Incite: An Exploration of Books and Ideas

The Vancouver Writers Fest in partnership with VPL presents

Mind-altering, metamorphic, twice-monthly. Free readings, interviews and discussions with authors who will change how you see the world.

7:30 pm  Free*
Doors open at 7pm

Alice MacKay Room
VPL Central Library*
350 West Georgia Street

Excellent! I enjoyed all the stories and the discussion at the end was very interesting. Looking forward to more Incite events. This was my first.
– Nicole, 2014 Incite audience member

Incite 2015

Wednesday, January 14: An evening of poetry with Patrick Lane, 2014 Governor General's Award-winner Arleen Paré and debut talent Kayla Czaga.


Wednesday, January 28: Acclaimed journalist and Scotiabank Giller Prize-winner Linden MacIntyre talks about his new novel Punishment. He's joined by the winner of the Vancouver Book Award Michael Christie with his debut novel If I Fall, If I Die.


Wednesday, February 11: Bestselling author John Vaillant makes his fiction debut with The Jaguar's Children, Marianne Apostolides reads from her sensual new novel Sophrosyne and Alix Hawley reads from her debut novel All True Not a Lie in It.


Wednesday, February 25: Susan Juby reads from her new novel The Republic of Dirt, a follow-up to her Stephen Leacock nominated book The Woefield Poultry Collective, and Julie Paul and Marguerie Pigeon read from their new short story collections.

Additional dates for Incite 2015:

  • March 11
  • March 25
  • April 1
  • April 15
  • April 22
  • May 6
  • May 20

Click here for information on past Incite events.

Presented in partnership with Vancouver Public Library.  Incite is sponsored by the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association and supported by the R.J. Nelson Family Foundation.


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