Thank you

The conversations held on and off our stages truly reflected our belief that books and ideas can inspire pivotal discussions, and changes, in the modern world. Our authors’ commitment to providing heartfelt, riveting perspectives was palpable. And these conversations will no doubt continue.

Merchandise

Now is the time to get your hands on our limited edition merchandise for the 2018 Festival.

Donate

The Vancouver Writers Fest relies on individual donors like you to present world-class authors in events all year-round. Donate today!

From the Blog

Volunteer Photographers Wanted

We’re seeking volunteer photographers to support us throughout the year, and during the October Festival, by taking photos of the incredible conversations that happen on our stages.

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Sunday Interview Roundup

The finale! The climax! The culmination of so many great interviews in one week has come down to our final roundup for the 2018 Festival.

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Saturday Interview Roundup

Today we had conversations with the authors Daemon Fairless, Vivek Shraya, Chelene Knight, Peter Gajdics and Lindsay Wong.

Watch them below.

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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; Spreading The Word education programs for schools across British Columbia; and writing contests.

Media, Government Support, Festival Supporter

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