Writers in the Classroom

Each spring and fall, 10-13 Festival authors visit schools throughout Metro Vancouver to talk with students about reading and writing. These visits are coordinated—and hosted—at no cost to the school.

During the visit, authors read from their works, discuss their writing process and chat in an intimate setting with up to 60 students for one class period.

Discover our Spring 2020 Writers in the Classroom Lineup.

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To Book An Author For Your Class

The Writers in the Classroom series is one of our most popular programs and applications are processed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please complete our online application form to apply. The deadline for applications is February 28, 2020. Your email should include the following information:

1. Name of the author you wish to book.
2. The name of your school and its address.
3. A phone number.
4. The estimated number of students at the presentation.
5. The time you would like to book the author for.

Note: Author presentations are flexible and are usually designed by the author after consultations with the teacher in charge of the class(es) they are going to be presenting to. The availability of authors is non-negotiable.

“My favourite part was when the author read to us. I loved the book, it was so fun!”
– Grade 3 student, Lord Roberts Annex (Vancouver)

“This presentation was probably one of the most engaging ones I’ve seen in my entire high-school career! It definitely made me interested in writing a novel in the future.”
— Grade 11 student, Semiahmoo Secondary (Surrey)