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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Books & Brunch with

On Sunday, August 18 at our second Books & Brunch event, we’re thrilled to welcome two-time Leacock Medal winner Terry Fallis to share his funny, smart new novel about destiny: Albatross.

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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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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 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.

Government Support

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