Vancouver International Writers Festival 2011

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011 — 9:45am PST
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The Vancouver International Writers Festival takes place October 18th to the 23rd as professionals and amateurs in the realm of fiction and non-fiction gather at Granville Island.

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Anthony Doerr, Yiyun Li, Wells Tower, Marisa Silver, Paul Harding and moderator Jerry Wasserman on stage at American Splendor, on Saturday, October 23, 2010. Photo credit: Photo: Chris Cameron on Flickr

The “special events” lineup is full of talent including some of our favourites like David Sedaris (whose appearances on the “This American Life” podcast got me hooked on his written works) and Chuck Palahniuk (who John saw do a live reading in Iowa City). Other special event speakers include Michael Ondaatje, Wade Davis, Anthony Bourdain, and documentarian Michael Moore.

The Literati Gala will kick things off in style at the Fairmont Waterfront on October 17th. Tickets for workshops, speaker series, and special events are currently available online.

Follow @VIWF on Twitter, Facebook, or the festival blog for more information. A full list of authors from around the world who will be in attendance can be found online.

Current contests on

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  • Enter here to win tickets Vancouver Opera presents La Bohème (until Jan 29)
  • Enter here to win a $300 Webber Naturals prize pack from the Vancouver Wellness Show (until Jan 23)
  • Enter here to win tickets to the Alpen Club's Valentine's Dance (until Jan 26)
  • Enter here to win tickets to closing night of the JCC Jewish Book Festival ft. Mike Reiss (until Jan 28)
  • View a complete list of contests »

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