Help us foster the transformative power of books and ideas to create an empathetic, inspired and just society.
For over 30 years, the Vancouver Writers Fest has been curating important conversations between Vancouver audiences and the world’s greatest and most unique authors. As one of the most celebrated literary festivals in the world, we program important conversations that impact the perspectives of over 25,000 people every year.
Ticket sales cover less than one-third of the cost to put on our impactful events. We rely on the generosity of our community to ensure that Vancouver continues to be a cultural hub where ideas and conversations can be enjoyed by all members of our community. Your gift will help us bring diverse voices to Vancouver, connect K-12 students with amazing authors, and stage life-changing events.
By becoming a donor, you will not only receive exclusive donor benefits; you will help make arts and culture programming more accessible in Vancouver.
Charitable Registration #: 12260 5678 RR0001.
Thank you to our individual donors and sponsors who make the work of the Vancouver Writers Fest possible.
Alma Lee Legacy Fund
In 2006, The Vancouver Writers Fest and several of our community supporters established an endowment fund to celebrate the accomplishments of Festival founder Alma Lee. Our $1 million dollar endowment fund at the Vancouver Foundation enables the Festival to continue to thrive. If you would like to contribute to the Alma Lee Legacy Fund, please visit the Vancouver Foundation.
Thank you to the following Lead donors for Alma Lee Legacy Fund:
The Vancouver Sun
Sheahan & Gerald McGavin
Rudy & Patricia Noth
Yulanda & Moh Faris
Anne & Tony Giardini
Joanne & David McDonald
Brenda & Michael O’Keefe
Ebie & Ian Pitfield
Rod & Laurie Scheuerman
Yasmeen & Andrew Strang
Thomas Allen & Sons Ltd.
W.A.U. Nicoll Robertson
Charitable Foundation Trust
Jan Whitford & Michael Stevenson
Three Reasons to Give:
Support our flagship Festival in October, which brings more than 17,000 people to Granville Island for more than 100 events each year. Help us fly authors to Vancouver by donating your Aeroplan Miles.
yOUTH EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMING
Support our educational programming that connects students from K-12 with celebrated writers from across the globe. One-third of the Festival is programmed to educate students through listening to writers with unique perspectives and inspirational messages. Help instill a life-long love of reading and writing in kids.
Support Incite, our free reading series in partnership with the Vancouver Public Library, where the Festival shares the power of the written word with all members of the community.