Incite: January 22

Join us at the Vancouver Public Library on Wednesday, January 22 for the first Incite event of the season, featuring four poets and an illumination of words.

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Incite: Québec Voices

Join us for the second Incite event of the year for an evening that celebrates Québec voices.

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David Sedaris 2020

David Sedaris is back in Vancouver with new stories on February 12 and May 15, 2020.

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Incite: Desmond Cole

Join us for a rousing, potent discussion about race and bias with award-winning journalist Desmond Cole in conversation with Barbara Chirinos.

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Incite: The Vagina Bible

Featuring Dr. Jen Gunter, author of The Vagina Bible, in conversation with Saleema Noon, this Incite is certain to stimulate some raucous discussions and laughs.

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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