2019 Festival Raffle

Click here to order your tickets for the 2019 Festival raffle! Prizes include a VIP Getaway to Liquidity Wines in the Okanagan ($3,500 value).

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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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2019 Public Tickets

Public tickets for the 2019 Vancouver Writers Fest are now on sale! Click here to purchase your tickets now.

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2019 School Tickets

School group tickets to the 2019 Vancouver Writers Fest are now on sale. Click here for more information on how to purchase tickets to our 30+ youth events.

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2019 Festival events

This year, we’re presenting 80+ events with 100+ authors from around the world. Discover our event lineup now.

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2019 Reading List

We’re thrilled to unveil our 2019 Festival Reading List featuring authors and works from around the world. Explore the lineup now.

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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