Western Canada’s largest free literary festival, Word Vancouver, is hosting a handful of free events online in February.
Word Vancouver Free Events in February
World Read Aloud Day with Laura Farina
February 3, 2021 from 9:00am to 9:30am
For Grades K-3 | Hosted by: Bonnie Nish
Join Word Vancouver and children’s author Laura Farina to share in the power of reading aloud. World Read Aloud Day is a day conceived and run by Lit World, a day when we all come together to celebrate story, poems, books, tales.
World Read Aloud Day with Yvonne Wallace
February 3, 2021 from 10:00am to 10:30am
For all ages | Hosted by: Bonnie Nish
Join Word Vancouver and playwright and storyteller Yvonne Wallace of the Lil’wat Nation to share in oral story forms. World Read Aloud Day is a day conceived and run by Lit World, a day when we all come together to celebrate story, poems, books and tales.
Un/settled: Reading Black Women, Art, Poetry and Place
February 10, 2021 from 7:00am to 8:00pm
Join artist-writer Chantal Gibson, poet Otoniya J. Okot Bitek, and SFU librarian Ebony Magnus for a night of readings and reflection, as they discuss un/settled, the towering, photo-poetic art installation at the corner of Hastings and Richards that drapes Black womanhood over 240 ft2 of SFU Belzberg Library’s street-front windows. In conversation, the panelists will consider what it means to centre Black bodies in the downtown landscape, and to reimagine how spaces closed by the pandemic can open dialogues about justice, solidarity, and the beauty of Black lives. All three live and work with gratitude on the unceded, traditional, ancestral lands of the Coast Salish Peoples.
I Read Canadian, with the Storytelling with Drag Queens Foundation
February 17, 2021 from 9:30am to 10:30am
Hosted by: Candie Tanaka
Word Vancouver is proud to be taking part in I Read Canadian, Word Vancouver is pleased to have Satanix and Dank Sinatra from the Storytelling with Drag Queens Foundation to read some Canadian authors children’s books. Bring your classroom, mother, grandfather, dog and pull up a chair in front of your laptop and tune in on Zoom to these great storytellers share some fun, important and dynamic books.
RSVP for these events for free. The Official Bookseller for this series is Iron Dog Books.
Word Vancouver is an annual festival of reading that takes place in September but you can join special events like these throughout the year.