Vancouver Writer’s Festival – October 15 – 21, 2018

Do you like to write?  Do you like to inspire others with what you write?  Why not come to the Vancouver Writer’s Festival in mid-October to get some of if not all that inspiration?  If you plan on coming, make sure you book with the hotel to guarantee the best rates for your stay.  Did you know that we have a web promotion going on right now for all of our online bookings where if you book directly with the hotel you can save up to 25% on our best available rates.  Look for “CYBER” on our Special Deals page.

“Words shape our worlds. They can delight, inspire, provoke, comfort and unite — as do the authors, journalists and poets who wield them. At the Vancouver Writers Festival we encourage readers of all ages to explore the power of storytelling, and books, through our dozens of events with local and international writers.”

The Vancouver Writers Festival is a non-profit organization that produces a variety of literary events in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Its main event is the Vancouver Writers Fest, which is an annual week-long literary festival held on Granville Island, Vancouver in mid October. Writers from Canada and abroad attend the festival to perform readings, interviews and panel discussions. The organization also runs the Incite reading series in the spring and the Spreading the Word schools program year-round.  In years past Margaret Atwood (“The Handmaid’s Tale”), Michael Ondaatje (“The English Patient”), J.K. Rowling (the “Harry Potter” series), Mordecai Richler (the “Jacob Two-Two” series for children) and Yann Martel (“Life of Pi”) just to name a few have attended these events.  Now if that doesn’t grab your attention, tough to say what would?

The Vancouver Writer’s Festival is not just for the experienced writer, it’s also for the beginner too.  Why not come stay with us and see what inspires you to be creative at this year’s festival.  Each and every year the writer’s festival inspires to create a welcoming space for everyone to engage with ideas that can transform our world.

On Saturday, October 20th, the Vancouver Writers Fest is presenting all Festival events free-of charge (though donations will be graciously accepted).

The Vancouver Writers Festival is committed to providing a full day of Festival events to the public absolutely free of charge. In doing so, we honour our commitment to principles of inclusion, equity and access.

We know that the conversations which happen on our Festival stages are everything from intriguing to life-changing. There is a “Free Saturday” initiative which helps to ensure that as many members of our Vancouver community as possible can engage with these ideas and the possibilities they spark.

As each Writer’s Festival comes and goes, we can only hope that you will stay with us while you attend these events on Granville Island where inspiration happens almost instantaneously.

We hope to see you soon and until then, happy writing and remember to be inspired!