Tickets for our 40+ Fall Special Events and Flagship October Festival are now available.

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Learn more about how we’ve gone digital for our 2020 Festival.

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Stay tuned for Youth Education Resources including study guides, book recommendations and more!

Our Festival Pass ($100 – available only to Members) includes access to all events during Festival Week (Oct 19-25). Learn more here.

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Discover our 2020 events lineup now!

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Join us on Sunday, November 15 for the Fall Book Club with Yaa Gyasi, interviewed by CBC’s Matt Galloway.

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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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