Festival Events

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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An Update on COVID-19

UPDATE: March 18, 2020

We at the Vancouver Writers Fest consider ourselves very lucky to work with such an incredible team of staff, volunteers, publishers and authors.

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Listen Now: 2019 Festival Event Recordings

From an incisive conversation on justice through action with Tanya Talaga to an uproarious symposium on balancing comedy and compassion with Elif Batuman, Anakana Schofield and Mona Awad, the 2019 Fest’s 80+ events covered a breathtaking range of topics.

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