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The Vancouver Writers Fest announces new Executive Director

(May 26, 2015– Vancouver) The Board of Directors of the Vancouver Writers Fest is pleased to announce the appointment of Nicole Nozick as Executive Director, effective June 22. Board Chair Sandy Jakab says, “Nicole brings to the Writers Fest extensive experience in festival management, journalism and communications, a collaborative approach to her work, and many business skills. We are excited to welcome her to our team.”

Nozick takes over from the Vancouver Writers Fest’s current Executive Director, Camilla Tibbs, who will move to her new role as Executive Director of the Richmond Gateway Theatre.

Nozick says, “I am honoured to be joining the team at the Vancouver Writers Festival – a Festival whose accomplishments I have long admired. With its sterling international reputation as one of North America’s premier literary events, the VWF is a cornerstone of Vancouver’s Festival scene, well-reflecting the energy, curiosity and vibrancy of our city. I am looking forward to working with the VWF board and Artistic Director, Hal Wake, in co-leading this remarkable literary showcase that enriches the lives of so many”.

Nozick holds a B.A. in English from University of Cape Town, and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Journalism from Tel Aviv University. Most recently, she was Director of the Cherie Smith JCC Jewish Book Festival.

About the Vancouver Writers Fest:
The Vancouver Writers Fest produces an annual literary festival on Granville Island, with 100+ Canadian and international authors in six days of events for readers of all ages, special events year-round and a free reading series at VPL, as well as an extensive education program. The Vancouver Writers Fest’s mission is to bring readers and writers together to reimagine our lives and our world, through story and vibrant dialogue.


For further information, contact:

Ann McDonell
Director of Marketing & Development
Vancouver Writers Fest
604-681-6330 ext. 104