Western Canada’s largest free literary festival, Word Vancouver, returns for its 26th year from September 19 to 27, 2020 presenting 140 authors and over 50 events featuring a mix of virtual hands-on workshops, panel discussions and readings.
Word Vancouver Literary Festival
When: September 19 to 27, 2020
Where: Online here
Cost: Free! View the full schedule online and be sure to RSVP as soon as possible as limited in-person events will fill up quickly.
The Festival will bring authors and readers together to share stories, fictional accounts, poems, tall-tales, picture books and points-of-view. Organizers hope that by providing this extensive, free online programming that they can offer connection and inspire creativity for everyone in the community.
The programming is curated by Bonnie Nish, Executive Director, of Word Vancouver along with two guest curators; Betsy Warland (LGBTQ2S+ programs) and Russell Wallace (Indigenous programs). Topics include the immigrant experience, Indigenous voices, grief and loss, LGBTQ2S+ perspectives, writing, illustrating, publishing and much more.
From graphic novels to history, the nature of poetry to journalism and time travel. The lineup this year is amazing! Follow along on Facebook for more info.
Word Vancouver is collaborating with many community organizations including: Word On the Street Toronto, The Italian Cultural Centre, The Vancouver Public Library, SFU / The Writers Studio, Chinese Canadian Writers’ Association, Association of Italian-Canadian Writers, Joy Kogawa House, Crime Writers of Canada and The Story Telling with Drag Queens Foundation.