Discover our 2021 Festival lineup of over 110 authors and their exceptional books.

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We’re thrilled to announce the winners of our 2021 Youth Writing Contest!

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Join us on Thursday, July 22 for our Summer Book Club event featuring New York Times bestselling author Rivka Galchen in conversation with National Book Award nominee Megha Majumdar.

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The Vancouver Writers Fest is proud to be a part of One Page: Canada’s Virtual Literary Series! Click here to learn more about the inaugural event with Barbara Kingsolver on Thursday, October 8.

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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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