School Ticket Information

School group tickets go on sale on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 8:00am. 
Tickets are $10.50 (including GST and service charge) for students and accompanying adults.

To request tickets, complete our form here. All fields must be filled in order for the form to be processed.  

Order Process

  • Once you submit your order form, you will be taken to PayPal to place a 25% non-refundable deposit. Receipt of the deposit ensures that you have requested seats for one of the three choices. You must pay the deposit for your order to be submitted.
  • All requests are processed on a first-come, first-served basis, subject to availability. We will do our very best to ensure you have tickets to your first choice, but due to the high demand for school groups, we may need to move to your 2nd or 3rd choice.  
  • After the Paypal deposit has been received, you will receive a confirmation email and invoice from the VWF Box Office. The invoice will be for the remaining 75% of the order and should be used to request a school cheque. The invoice will clearly state that a 25% deposit has been received. This will help you to secure reimbursement from your school if the deposit was made on a personal credit card.  
  • Payment for the remaining 75% of the total MUST be received by the Vancouver Writers Fest within two weeks of your order being reserved. Payment can be made via cheque or by speaking with a Box Office representative and providing credit card information over the phone. 

Requests should not be considered confirmed until you have received an invoice. If you do not receive an invoice within three days, please call VWF Box Office (778) 654-5054 or email

In the unlikely event that all three of your choices are fully booked by the time your form and deposit is received, a Box Office representative will contact you to recommend other suitable options. 

Subsidies for School Groups

The Vancouver Writers Fest is delighted to be able to offer subsidies for tickets to schools who would be otherwise unable to attend.

Complete the ticket subsidy form here.

For travel subsidy requests, email Executive Director, Nicole Nozick with the amount and reason for your request. These will be considered on a case by case basis.


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