Reading With Writers

Each spring and fall, 10 Festival authors visit schools throughout the Lower Mainland to talk with students about reading and writing. These visits are coordinated—and hosted— at no cost to the school.

During the visit, authors read from their works, discuss their writing process and chat in an intimate setting with up to 60 students for one class period. Previous participating authors include Kit Pearson, Lisa Charleyboy, C.C. Humphries and Margriet Ruurs.

To book a writer or a classroom visit, contact Ilona Beiks, Education Coordinator.

“My favourite part was when the author read to us. I loved the book, it was so fun!”
– Grade 3 student, Lord Roberts Annex (Vancouver)

“This presentation was probably one of the most engaging ones I’ve seen in my entire high-school career! It definitely made me interested in writing a novel in the future.”
— Grade 11 student, Semiahmoo Secondary (Surrey)