2020 Festival

Explore Our Fall Events

The pandemic has meant our worlds contracting, but for many this has led to an even deeper desire to seek out storytelling and connection through books. Our 2020 Fall Programming includes 40+ virtual events designed to entertain, provoke and inspire.

Access our Festival Events List Here

Access our Special Events List Here

All special and Festival events are pay what you can*, except our Book Club series.

As Artistic Director Leslie Hurtig says of this year’s Fest, “Each year we strive to share transformative books and ideas with as many people as possible. While we can’t enjoy the Festival in person on Granville Island this year, we’re thrilled that more people across British Columbia—and Canada—can see the alchemy of writers in conversation thanks to our online programming.”

Buy Festival Books

Support local and get a 15% discount on Festival titles!

The Vancouver Writers Fest is delighted to partner with our city’s vibrant community of independent booksellers. This year, Festival patrons can receive a 15% discount on all Festival titles. Books can be special ordered and/or purchased by visiting or calling the store and using the following discount code. Offer valid until October 25, 2020.

Discount Code: VWF READING LIST

Official Festival Bookseller

Kidsbooks
kidsbooks.ca
604.738.5335

Bookseller Partners

Book Warehouse
bookwarehouse.ca
604.879.7737

Iron Dog Books
irondogbooks.com
604.215.8807

Massy Books
massybooks.com
604.721.4405

Paper Hound
paperhound.ca
604.428.1344

Pulp Fiction*
pulpfictionbooksvancouver.com
604.876.4311
*Please inquire at store to determine discount rate.