Our Outreach Coordinator Leena Desai shares must-read books for youth by authors participating in this year’s Festival, from October 21-27.
by Cale Atkinson
Did you know that unicorn horns are made of 50% magic, 45% mystery and 5% sugar?
Our Youth Writing Contest concluded recently with bestselling author Monique Gray Smith selecting two winners. Thank you to all the students who submitted their stories to us.
Our Outreach Coordinator Leena Desai shares three of this May’s top reads.
Top Pick for Elementary:
The Mostly True Story of Pudding Tat, Adventure Cat
by Caroline Adderson
The Mostly True Story of Pudding Tat, Adventuring Cat follows a titular tabby as he and his friend, a flea, adventure around the world in 1901.
We bid a fond farewell to our Education Coordinator, Nafiza Azad, who we thank for her work at the Festival—and wish all the best for the launch of her new book, The Candle and the Flame!
We are thrilled to welcome Leena Desai, our new Outreach Coordinator, to the Vancouver Writers Fest team! With a background in publishing and editorial, Leena will be leading community and school outreach to program youth education events and connect with our community partners.
We are thrilled to announce our Spring 2019 Writers in the Classroom! Each spring and fall, Festival authors visit schools throughout the Lower Mainland to talk with students about reading and writing.