2022 Festival
October 17–23

2021 Vancouver Writers Fest
October 18 – 24


All Festival Events

Latest Past Events

About the Festival

The Festival
in 2021

As local events gradually and safely return to in-person, the Vancouver Writers Fest is proud and excited to welcome patrons back to our home on Granville Island. This year, we offer a thrilling mixture of in-person and hybrid explorations, while continuing to provide a selection of stunning digital events featuring Canadian and international authors. Our Youth events remain digital this fall with both Festival-time events and virtual Writers in the Classroom visits.

2020 taught all of us the importance of remaining flexible. As such, though we have presented information for every event within this guide to the best of our ability, provincial and international health guidelines may continue to change. Please refer to our website for the most up-to-date information regarding events and guest authors.

We look forward to welcoming you in-person and digitally for this special year of returning favourites and new adventures, and encourage you to sample both to your heart’s content. Thank you for your continued support of our Festival and its mission: to connect people to exceptional books, ideas, and dialogue that ignites a passion for words and the world around us.

Art by Arty Guava

Art by Genice Chan

Art by Odera Igbokwe

Art by Hanna Lee Joshi

Art by Rachel Wada