Vancouver Writers Fest 2022

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The Vancouver Writers Fest is gearing up to once again bring a stellar lineup of Canadian and international authors to the city from October 17–23, 2022. This year, the Writers Fest celebrates its 35th anniversary with 75+ in-person events on Granville Island.

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Vancouver Writers Fest 2022

Some of the authors visiting this year include: Jonathan Escoffery, Wayne Johnston, Guy Gavriel Kay, Marsha Lederman, Dr. Gabor Maté, Noor Naga, Tom Perrotta, Danny Ramadan, Eliza Reid, Iain Reid, Bill Richardson, John Elizabeth Stintzi, Douglas Stuart and Joshua Whitehead

Explore themes of home and community, identity and storytelling. Featured events will discuss the state of modern journalism, the loss of reproductive rights, the rise of Indigenous storytelling and the ongoing climate crisis, while also offering festival goers their fill of debut novels, poetry and youth programming.

In addition to festival favourites Literary Cabaret, Sunday Brunch and Afternoon Tea, this year’s Writer’s Fest will also feature an in depth discussion on the complexities of family with Kathryn Gretsinger, Chelene Knight, Lisa Moore and David A. Robertson; An Evening with Billy-Ray Belcourt, whose debut novel A Minor Chorus is longlisted for the Giller Prize; a conversation with Shuggie Bain and Young Mungo author, Booker Prize-winner Douglas Stuart; and a look into terrifying wildness of the Anthropocene with John Elizabeth Stintzi. For a full list of events on offer this year, please visit the digital program guide.

More Featured Events/Authors:

  • Francine Cunningham, appears in Short Stories, Expansive Worlds on 23 October, 2022.
  • Chelene Knight, appears in The Alma Lee Opening Night Event: Family Matters on 18 October, 2022.
  • Bob McDonald, appears in The Future is Now, with Bob McDonald on 23 October, 2022.
  • What Home Means, curated and moderated by Guest Curator Omar El Akkad on 18 October, 2022.
  • Latin American Brilliance, moderated by Vancouver’s own Carmen Rodríguez on 19 October, 2022.
  • Fabulous Historical Fantasy — Featuring literary powerhouses J.M. Miro (a.k.a. Steven Price) and Guy Gavriel Kay on on 19 October, 2022.
  • Tara McGuire, appearing in Writing The Self and Blending Genres on 21 October, 2022 and 22 October, 2022.
  • Brian Thomas Isaac, appearing in The Power of Story on 20 October, 2022.
  • Adriana Barton, appearing in The Afternoon Tea on 23 October, 2022.

Visit the Vancouver Writers Fest site for additional information.

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