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. We’re still inspired by these lively, galvanizing discussions on craft, belonging, democracy, Stephen King – and so much more.

Missed an event you were longing to see? Or want to relive an inspiring moment? The VWF Audiofiles have been freshly stocked with some of the year’s most beloved events. Here are just a few of the conversations now available online.

On Belonging
Tanya Talaga in Conversation with Jael Richardson
Bina, Bunny & The Idiot
Democracy in Flux
The Fascinating World(s) of Wu Ming-Yi

Coming soon:
Prose Under Pressure
Between the Pages: An Evening with the Scotiabank Giller Prize Finalists
A Tribute to Stephen King
Writing the Edge of the World
Voices for Change
The Essay
and more…


Lauren Dembicky