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Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 — 2:44pm PDT
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The 20th Word Vancouver takes place this week, featuring readings, writing workshops, musical entertainment, and more. Since this celebration of all things reading and writing is also a part Culture Days, all events and activities are free!


Word Vancouver

Enjoy and participate in festival activities at various venues around Vancouver. Celebrating Canadian literary talents, you can choose from 100 readings, 150 authors, and 20 workshops.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 event at 12:30pm
The Paper Hound (344 West Pender St)

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 event at 6:30pm
Banyen Books & Sound (3608 West 4th Ave)

Thursday, September 25, 2014 event 6:30pm
Banyen Books & Sound (3608 West 4th Ave)

Thursday, September 25, 2014 event at 7:00pm
The Cottage Bistro (4470 Main St)

Friday, September 26, 2014 event at 6:30pm
Christianne’s Lyceum (3696 West 8th Ave)

Friday, September 26, 2014 event at 7:30pm
Historic Joy Kogawa House (1450 West 64th Ave)

Saturday, September 27, 2014 event 11:00am to 5:00pm
Central Branch, VPL (350 West Georgia St)

Saturday, September 27, 2014 event at 1:30pm
SFU Harbour Centre, Room 3000

Sunday, September 28, 2014 event 11:00am to 5:00pm
Library Square (in and around VPL Central Branch)

A full program is available for download. New this year is Chapbooks, and the festival will celebrate this form of creative expression with a workshop, exhibits, readings, and a panel discussion. Check out the Cap Art Vending Project, a functional vending machine created by Capilano University’s Anne Stone. A nickel will drop down a miniature chapbook, poem, or story written by a creative individual. You can also purchase a festival book bag for $20 that will come pre-filled with literary treasures.

Don’t miss Kids Lit, Kids Words on Saturday at the Vancouver Public Library, the Canada Writes series, visual exhibits, Word Talks, and main stage entertainment hosted by David C. Jones. Authors in attendance include Bruce Grierson, George Murray, Sarah Ellis, Dina Del Bucchia, Grant Lawrence, Kevin Chong, Wayde Compton, William New, Doretta Lau, Nancy Lee, Tilar Mazzeo, Ian Weir, Caroline Adderson, Danielle S. Marcotte, Linda Bailey, Willie Sellars, and many more.

Win a Word Vancouver Prize Pack

Word Vancouver has offered up a fantastic prize pack for me to give away to one lucky reader that contains:

The Wind Is Not A River by Brian Payton (novel)
Will Starling by Ian Weir (novel)
Sensational Vancouver by Eve Lazarus (non-fiction illustrated)
Not Just Another Princess Story by Sheri Radford, illustrated by Qin Leng (children’s book)
The Yoga Game by Kathy Beliveau, illustrated by Denise Holmes (children’s book)

All of the authors are reading at the festival so I will draw one winner at random from all entries on Friday, September 26, 2014 and the winner can pick up their prize pack over the weekend — and potentially get their books signed on-site! Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment naming a favourite book that you have read lately (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
RT to enter to win a @Word_Vancouver book prize pack from @Miss604

Follow Word Vancouver on Facebook and Twitter for more information about events this week. The Vancouver Book and Magazine Fair Society produced the former The Word On The Street Vancouver festival between 1995 and 2012, which was rebranded as Word Vancouver in 2013. Over the span of two decades, the festival has expanded from a single day event to a five-day event, attracting thousands of local, Canadian, and international festival-goers to its events. Word Vancouver has become Western Canada’s largest celebration of reading and writing primarily by remaining 100 percent free and providing all-ages programming, making it inclusive and accessible.

Update The winner is @Bookful42 on Twitter!

Current contests on


  1. rino says:

    this changes everything

  2. tania says:

    the thug kitchen

  3. Elaan says:

    I am reading The Sisters Brothers by Patrick DeWitt and even though I’m not quite done it’s already a favourite! What a great read!

  4. Ruth says:

    Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks

  5. Karen says:

    Just finished Truth and Beauty by Ann Patchett.

  6. kaykay says:

    anna karenina

  7. meredith h says:

    The couch of willingness by michael pond

  8. lisaS says:

    Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood

  9. Linda says:

    Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs

  10. Debbie F says:

    the storyteller by Jodi Picoult

  11. Greg says:

    Gretzky from Backyard Rink to the Stanley Cup

  12. Lorena Grande says:

    If I Stay (Gayle Foreman)

  13. Kaitlyn says:

    Dark Tower books I and II by Stephen King

  14. Christine says:

    The Age, by Nancy Lee. A great story.

  15. Katherine says:

    I’ve been reading Stuart McLean’s VInyl cafe stories!

  16. Bonnie R says:

    A Dogs Purpose

  17. Kam says:

    The Temporary Gentleman

  18. Brenda A says:

    Pout Pout fish! The kids favourite lately!

  19. Linda says:

    Fresh Off the Boat by Eddie Huang

  20. michael h says:

    what no one else wanted to say by Chris Walter

  21. Margaret Buttner says:

    My favourite book I’ve read recently is The Luminaries.

  22. Mary says:

    A House in the Sky
    by Amanda Lindhout

  23. Luc says:

    I love words! The Name of The Wind is my favorite.

  24. Maureen says:

    We Were Liars by Lockhart

  25. Teresa K says:

    The Temporary Gentleman

  26. Gabriella Schmidt says:

    Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King. It was awesome and I can hardly wait for the sequel.

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