An Update on our Events during COVID-19: We at the Vancouver Writers Fest hope that you and your loved ones are keeping healthy and happy during this challenging time. Our aim is to continue connecting people to exceptional books, ideas and dialogue, and we hope we can do so with a series of on-line events curated with this unprecedented interval in mind. We encourage you to subscribe to our Books & Ideas newsletter, currently produced on a weekly basis, using the link at the top of our website. Learn more here.

Celebrate Asian Canadian Writing in BC with local writers Janie Chang, David Ly and Lindsay Wong, moderated by Jen Sookfong Lee, on YouTube Live this Sunday, May 31.

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Our Outreach Coordinator Leena Desai recommends a wee stab at creative writing for high school students stuck at home and looking for creative ways to use their time.

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We are temporarily turning our monthly e-newsletter, Books & Ideas, into a weekly digest to promote not only books and authors but literary organizations that are improvising, adapting and overcoming these precarious times. Subscribe now.

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About Us

Words shape our worlds. They can delight, inspire, provoke, comfort and unite—as do the authors, journalists and poets who wield them. At the Vancouver Writers Fest we encourage readers of all ages to explore the power of storytelling, and books, through our dozens of events with local and international writers.

Our activities to achieve this include both year-round programming and our flagship, annual literary festival: one of the largest, and most prestigious, in North America which brings tens of thousands of audience members to see events with local and international authors during one week in October.

Our other programs include Incite: a free, spring reading series in partnership with Vancouver Public Library; Youth Education Outreach programs for schools across British Columbia; and a youth writing contest.

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