For book lovers, avid writers and aspiring authors, this Vancouver festival is the place to be.
But, the Vancouver Writers Fest is also more than many books and authors under one roof, and there are just as many notable and fun events to attend at the festival.
Here’s everything you need to know about this year’s Vancouver Writers Fest and the events to mark:
The week-long, almost entirely in-person event takes place October 17-23 at various locations on Granville Island (depending on which event you’re attending).
There will be 80 events this year, including “discussions about the state of modern journalism, the loss of women’s reproductive rights, and a conversation about the rise of Indigenous storytelling around the world,” the festival’s website writes. .
Prices for events vary, but those in theaters are $25 (unless otherwise noted) and members, seniors, and youth under 30 get a discount. Youth events are $10 per person and digital youth events are free or paid.
VWF events to mark
- 80s Dance Party – Oct. 22, 7 p.m. at Fox Cabaret; Tickets $35
- Authors Do 80s Lyrics (authors perform the lyrics of popular 80s songs, but in serious poetry) – October 20, 8:30 p.m. at Performance Works – 1218 Cartwright St; Tickets $25
- Queer Little Nightmares – October 21, 8:30 p.m. at Revue Stage – 1601 Johnston St; Tickets $25
- City of Vancouver Book Awards Ceremony – October 21, 1 p.m. at The Nest – 1398 Cartwright St; Free to attend
- Sunday Brunch – October 23, 11 a.m. at Performance Works – 1218 Cartwright St; Tickets $55
- Afternoon Tea – October 23, 4 p.m. at Performance Works – 1218 Cartwright St; Tickets $55
- UBC Creative Writing Workshop – October 19, 5:30 p.m. at the Waterfront Theater – 1412 Cartwright St; Tickets $25
- The State of Women (talk between journalist and author, Elizabeth Renzetti, and the First Lady of Iceland, Eliza Reid) – October 22, 2 p.m. at Revue Stage – 1601 Johnston St; Tickets $25
Vancouver Writers Festival 2022
When: 17-23 Oct.
Where: Various locations on Granville Island (depending on the event)
Cost: Different prices; theaters $25; youth events $10; free or paid digital youth events