Incite: Presented by the Vancouver Writers Fest and the Vancouver Public Library, Incite offers conversations with authors every two weeks from January to June. Celebrated writers and new talents with recently-released books discuss their latest works, answer questions about their creative process and speak to an overarching theme. Incite is presented thanks to the support of the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association and the Government of British Columbia.
The Festival: Our flagship Festival every October welcomes more than 100 writers from across the globe to share their stories and ideas with 17,000+ audience members.
Youth Education Program: Our Youth Education Programming offers students the opportunity to interact with celebrated writers from across the globe in more than 50 events designed specifically for young people, teachers, schools and student groups.
Free Saturday: The Vancouver Writers Fest offers a day of free programming during the flagship October Festival. In 2018, we welcomed more than 2,000 people to 12 events, with an average attendance of more than 80 percent in each theatre.
My Roots: The My Roots Workshop is an expanded vision of what education outreach can be. Taking place each year, the writing workshop encourages new immigrants to develop and share their stories of place through a mix of writing exercises and writing craft lessons, the workshop encourages writers at all levels to think imaginatively about those places and landscapes called ‘home’.