David Sedaris 2020

David Sedaris is back in Vancouver with new stories on May 15, 2020.

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Lindy West

On December 3, Lindy West shares her new book, The Witches Are Coming, with Secret Feminist Agenda host Hannah McGregor for an electric conversation on feminism, misogyny and meme culture in our precarious political moment.

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Globe and Mail Book Club

This Globe and Mail Book Club event on November 28 featuring Esi Edugyan and Jacqueline Baker is free for Globe and Mail subscribers.

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Incite 2020

We will be announcing our 2020 Incite lineup soon. Stay tuned for details on this free reading series at the Vancouver Public Library.

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The Vancouver Writers Fest relies on individual donors like you to present world-class authors in events all year-round. Donate today!

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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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Government Support

  • Department of Canadian Heritage
  • City of Vancouver Cultural Services
  • BC Government
  • BC Arts Council
  • Canadian Council for the Arts