Literary Events

Word Whips North Shore Edition, Creative Writing Workshop Write to a prompt for 10-15 minutes and see what you get. Share your work in a constructive environment; Pandora's Collective event hosted by the West Vancouver Community Arts Council (Silk Purse Arts Centre, West Vancouver, 4th Tuesday of the month, Sept. 25-Nov. 27)

Kate Atkinson speaks about Transcription.  (St. Andrew's-Wesley United Church, Vancouver, Sept. 29)

Culture Days Weekend: Poets in the Kitchen Cooking art performance with spoken word poets: Johnny MacRae, Anjalica Solimon, & Andrew Warner(CityScape Community Art Space, North Vancouver, Sept. 29-30)

Great Canadian Literature Tea Join the Golden Ears Writers for a lively discussion about favourite Canadian authors over afternoon tea. (The ACT Arts Centre, Maple Ridge, Sept. 30)

Poetry in Transit Launch Readings by Susan Alexander, Aidan Chafe, Linda Crosfield, Leef Evans, Emily Nilsen, and David Zeroth, presented by Association of Book Publishers of BC launches at Word Vancouver (Sept. 30)  

Chan Centre’s Beyond Words Series Presents Kealoha Hawaii’s first official poet laureate (Vancouver, Oct. 3)

Tricksters & Transformers: An Evening of Indigenous Word Literature, poetry, and hip hop by Eden Robinson, Christie Charles, and Snotty Nose Rez Kids (Museum of Anthropology at UBC, Vancouver, Oct. 4)

Vancouver Writer's Festival Features 80 events with 100 writers, including  Eden Robinson, Rachel Kushner, Jodi Picoult, Patrick deWitt, Deborah Levy, David Chariandy, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Gary Shteyngart and South African memoirist, Sisonke Msimang. (Vancouver, Oct. 15-21)

Ian Rankin speaks with Jerry Wasserman  about his works to date—and latest novel, In a House of Lies.  (Granville Island Stage, Vancouver, Oct. 27)  

Yotam Ottolenghi in Conversation with Meeru Dhalwala (Granville Island Stage, Vancouver, Oct. 31) 

News & Announcements

Association of Book Publishers of BC announces that Victoria’s Orca Book Publishers will receive the Jim Douglas Publisher of the Year Award, and Penticton's Gregory Younging, will receive the Gray Campbell Distinguished Service Award at industry reception, Sept. 20, in Victoria.

The 2017 Alcuin Awards catalogue is now available

Vancouver Writers Fest Announces  2018 Author Lineup Some of this year’s biggest names include Patrick deWitt, Deborah Levy, Rachel Kushner, Gary Shteyngart, Sisonke Msimang, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Kenneth Oppel, Jodi Picoult and Katherine Vermette. The 2018 Festival takes place from October 15-21 on Granville Island and across Vancouver.    

Fred Cogswell Award for Excellence in Poetry presented by the Royal City Literary Arts Society. Deadline for submissions: Oct. 1)     


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