Support The Festival
Become a Donor
Thank you for supporting our work connecting communities through great books, stories, and ideas.
Become a Page-Turner!
Become a Page-Turner! Your monthly donation gives us a stable base of support. And you help us save time, banking fees, and paper.
By becoming a donor, you will not only receive exclusive donor benefits; you will help make arts and culture programming more accessible in Vancouver.
Monthly donations of $10 or more include a complimentary VWF membership. Click here to learn about Member Benefits, and thank you for being part of our member community.
Thank you to our donors and sponsors who make our work possible.
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Reasons to give
Your contribution helps us connect K-12 students with inspiring authors, supports our free spring Incite conversations, and ensures accessibility to one of the most celebrated literary festivals in the world. Thank you for supporting Vancouver—and the Writers Fest—as a leading cultural hub that celebrates diverse voices and engages in thought-provoking conversations.
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 Program
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.
Donate Legacy Funds
Post Script Society – Make Literature Your Legacy
“We don’t need a list of rights and wrongs, tables of dos and don’ts; We need books, time and silence. Thou shalt not is soon forgotten, but Once upon a Time lasts forever.”—Philip Pullman
If books have been a lifelong companion for you, consider supporting the Vancouver Writers Fest as part of your legacy giving.
Legacy gifts are incredibly valuable investments in the Festival, ensuring future Vancouver readers will continue to engage with authors, books, and ideas that transform our world, spark conversations, and foster a love of books and reading as a lifelong pursuit.
Please contact our Development Manager, Lauren Dembicky-Polivka at firstname.lastname@example.org or Executive Director, Kaile Shilling, at email@example.com to discuss how to give a legacy gift—including living trusts, beneficiary designations, securities, endowment gifts, or planned giving. Our team will work with you and your financial planner to ensure all tax and membership benefits are in order.
Donation of Securities – Save More, Give More.
By donating shares and stocks, you are able to maximize your tax savings by minimizing any capital gains taxes, receiving a tax receipt for the full amount.
Simply complete our Securities Donation form (with your broker’s assistance) and send to our agent, Odlum Brown, and we will do the rest.
Annual Membership: $40
When you click the Become a Member button below, you’ll be taken to our Sumac membership portal. Click the link that says, “Don’t have an account? Create one” to set up your membership.
Be part of our community of passionate readers.
Members receive early access to tickets and Festival lineup announcements, mailed print copy of our Program Guide and digital copy of our Summer Reading List, as well as a 10% discount to our flagship Festival. Members are also eligible to vote at our Annual General Meeting (and have exclusive access to our famous AGM Book Sale).
And best of all—you become part of our expansive network of passionate readers.
Early access to Festival ticket sales
Invitation to exclusive member events
Festival Program Guide mailed to you
10% discount on all October Festival tickets
Summer Reading Guide PDF emailed to you
A vote at the VWF annual general meeting
Collectors Edition Benefactors ($10,000)
Moh Faris, Reema Faris, Ramona Chu & Yasmeen Strang in loving memory of Yulanda Faris
Classic Edition Benefactors ($5,000-$9,999)
Bestseller Benefactors ($2,500-$4,999)
Amanda Ross & Neal McLennan
Special Edition Benefactors ($1,000-$2,499)
Kelli Bodnar & Daryl Martini
Janice & Doug Dalzell
Sandy Garossino & Ravi Sidhoo
Sandy Jakab & Bob Lesperance
Joanie McEwan & Irwin Nathanson
Judy & James McFarlane
Ebie & Ian Pitfield
André & Brock Rowland
Shannon Taylor & Lorne Folick
Joan & Paul Whitney
David & Stephanie Williams
Limited Edition Friends ($500-$999)
Rob Sanders & Colleen MacMillan
Susan Van Blarcom
Susan & John Webster
First Edition Benefactors ($250-$499)
Deborah Armour & Jim MacAulay
Birgit & Robert Bateman
EA Doley Henderson
Violet & Grant Hughes
Susan & Lonnie Propas
Shelagh Van Kempen
New Edition Benefactors ($100-$249)
Marilyn & Sheldon Chandler
Susan Comay & Maurice Bloch
Anne Marie Corrigan
Carol Anne de Balinhard
Charlene De Faye
Dr. Lorena Kanke
Fiona Tinwei Lam
Alicia & Robert Matas
Angela Wendy McGinn
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.
Colin & Helen Harris
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