Inclusivity at the Festival

The Vancouver Writers Fest strives to create a welcoming space for audience members to engage with ideas that can transform our world. Safety, inclusion and acceptance are essential components of our Festival and each event within.

  • Mobility access – all Festival venues are accessible to people using mobility aids.
  • Courtesy seating – available for audience members with mobility challenges, physical disabilities, chronic pain or low vision. For further information email
  • Hearing impairment assistance – the Festival offers ASL interpretation at events on request. Email two weeks prior to the event date to request.
  • Ticketing for the community – free or reduced ticket pricing is available to social service or community organizations that are impeded by the cost of the events. Email for more information. In addition, we offer reduced ticket prices for seniors and youth under 30.
  • School subsidies – full and partial subsidies are available for school groups to assist with ticket and travel costs. Email for information.
  • Accessible programming – we offer numerous events free of charge including our Incite events, in partnership with the Vancouver Public Library every spring, and our Spreading the Word educational events for students.
  • Gender-neutral facilities – we have a gender inclusive washroom policy for all our venues and events.

Creating dialogue has been the heart of our Festival for 30 years.