Donation

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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Book Sale Spectacular

We’re selling thousands of books from the Vancouver Writers Fest archives including paperback and hardcover titles from the past 30 years. Come get a great deal on stellar reads and enjoy drinks, pop up shops, Scrabble and more.

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Margaret Atwood

Acclaimed author Margaret Atwood joins the Vancouver Writers Fest this fall to discuss her forthcoming title, The Testaments.

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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 thousand 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.

Media, Government Support, Festival Supporter

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