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Events take place at various locations on Granville Island, including Performance Works and Studio 1398, as well as live-stream platforms; see schedule for details
Words shape our world: they can delight, inspire, provoke, comfort and unite—as do the authors, journalists and poets who wield them. The Vancouver Writers Festival, which runs from October 18 to 24, encourages readers of all ages to explore the power of storytelling, and books, through dozens of events with local and international writers. This annual week-long festival welcomes more than 20,000 attendees to Granville Island and thousands more from around the globe through their online streaming platforms. Featuring 100+ events at venues of all sizes, our events are highly curated, offering audiences the opportunity to listen to world-leading writers in conversation about a range of themes. Visit their website for a festival program.