2024 Festival:
October 21–27

2023 Vancouver Writers Fest
October 16 – 22

2023 Festival

Thanks for Joining Us at the Vancouver Writers Fest! 

Our 36th annual flagship Festival was a buoyant celebration of books and ideas, hosting over 125 authors in 85 events over the course of one week. There’s plenty more to come, so make sure to subscribe to our newsletter to stay up to date with our year-round programming: the Digital Festival, Incite,  Special Events, and more.

This year we were delighted to welcome CBC Commotion host and bestselling author, Elamin Abdelmahmoud, as our Guest Curator; he joined us with five brilliantly curated events. We were also honoured to welcome our returning Spoken Word Curator, Jillian Christmas; and our new Musical Director, Benjamin Millman, who lead our signature Literary Cabaret event alongside his band, Benjamin Millman and the Oxymorons!

What a pleasure it was to revel in the words of Naomi Klein, Cherie Dimaline, Michael Crummey, Kai Thomas, Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Patrick deWitt, John Vaillant, Rebecca Solnit, Celeste Ng, Aisha Harris, Lauren Groff, and many more.

Click the button above to discover our 2023 Program online. Or, click here to download a PDF.

You can download simple text Word Document versions of the Program Guide on our Accessibility page.