Vancouver International Writers Festival 2011

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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.

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