Cultural News

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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Booksellers Unite to Deliver Books to Readers’ Doors

Neither rain, nor sleet, nor dark of night shall stay these book lovers from delivering stories to the hands of readers. (Never mind a pandemic!) 

In a time of rigid social isolation, mandatory quarantine and diminished expedited shipping, getting your hands on your next great read—right when you need it—seems almost impossible.

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VIFF for Book Lovers

It goes without saying that, here at the Vancouver Writers Fest, we’re passionate about storytelling in all its forms. So we couldn’t be more excited about our community partnership with the Vancouver International Film Festival, one of our favourite showcases of diverse, potent visual narratives.

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Remembering Graeme Gibson

The Vancouver Writers Fest is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of beloved writer Graeme Gibson this morning, on September 18th, 2019.

“Our condolences go out to Margaret Atwood on the passing of her partner, the great Canadian novelist and conservationist, Graeme Gibson,” said Leslie Hurtig, Artistic Director.

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The Truth of JT Leroy: A Conversation with Savannah Knoop

The Vancouver Writers Fest has partnered with VIFF to promote their screening of “JT Leroy.”

Written by Hogan Short

Novelist Laura Albert created JT Leroy as a pseudonym for her semi-autobiographical novels Sarah and The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things in 1999.

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