In Defence of Literary Sequels

There is nothing like the queasy curiosity you feel when discovering that there will be a sequel to a book you love. Whether it’s the long-awaited installment in a hugely popular young adult series or the surprise return to a modern classic, something about knowing that you will have another opportunity to revisit characters you once loved excites and terrifies in equal measure.

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Are Nutrition Labels Enough?

“Where does our food really come from?” It’s a question that has been asked time and time again, and yet most of the time, it’s difficult to find a proper answer.

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The Power of Theatre

Aditya Bhagirath reminisces on the last theatre performance he attended and looks for solace in A Bright Ray of Darkness.

Can you believe that it has been almost a year since most of the world was unceremoniously thrust into lockdown because of the COVID-19 pandemic?

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VWF Recommends

As we look ahead to the end of the year, Writers Fest staff share their favourite recommendations of the year. This week, Marketing Director Zoe Grams recommends three books filled with enough love to get us to the end of this difficult year and ready for the new one to come.

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Upstart & Crow: Granville Island’s New Bookshop

This week, Granville Island gained an exciting new venture: Upstart & Crow, a bookshop that “exists to share stories and to support the literary arts in Vancouver and beyond.” Founded by the Vancouver Writers Fest’s Marketing Director and literary publicity whiz, Zoë Grams, and writer and social entrepreneur, Ian Gill, Upstart & Crow features a wide collection of carefully curated books, gifts and artwork right in the heart of the cultural hub.

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