Through our Spreading the Word educational outreach programs, we offer students the opportunity to interact with celebrated writers from across the globe in more than 40 events designed specifically for young people, teachers, schools and student groups. Each year, we reach more than 7,000 students across British Columbia—in the classroom or at the Festival.
Every year, the Vancouver Writers Fest launches a children’s writing contest for both fiction and poetry. A jury of writers judges the entries each year, awarding both cash prizes and publication.
Many winners have subsequently had their works published—either by a publisher or in major literary journals.