Vancouver Writers Fest

The 2022 Vancouver Writers Fest this fall will be October 17-23. 

A familiar mix of author interviews, panels, and collaborations will be offered during Festival Week. 

For more information, check the Festival website


Details about the festival’s full author lineup, as well as the name of this year’s guest curator, is expected soon. Keep an eye on the Festival website.



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Mission Statement

The Vancouver Writers Fest is one of North America's premier literary events, held annually over seven days in late October. Our 2022 Festival runs from Monday evening Oct 17 through Sunday Oct 23.

Inaugurated in 1988 as the brainchild of founding Artistic Director Alma Lee and now under the artistic direction of Leslie Hurtig, Vancouver Writers Fest attracts the world's best writers to Vancouver. Internationally renowned and undiscovered authors mingle with 17,000 readers of all ages in intimate, interactive and informal settings on Granville Island, an urban oasis in the heart of Vancouver. 

In January 2011, the Festival launched a twice-monthly reading series entitled Incite that is housed at the Central Library, downtown Vancouver. The series, which is free to the public, features a wide range of Canadian and international authors in events for readers.

Spreading the Word, the Festival's schools program, is the largest children's literary event in Canada. Each year we present great children's writers to more than 7,000 BC children and young people. .

The Vancouver Writers Fest is a registered non-profit charitable organization that operates with the support of public sector funding, ticket sales, advertising revenue, corporate sponsorships and donations.