Vancouver Writers Festival 2019

Vancouver Writers Festival 2019 - Naomi Klein & Stephen King Tribute

With more than 80 events happening at this year’s Vancouver Writers Festival, it’s hard to choose the events you absolutely can’t miss.

The writers festival is more than just literary conversations on upcoming books. There’s talks by some of the biggest authors, discussions meant for budding writers and even conversations on political and cultural issues.

Here are a few of the events from this year’s festival that we’re most excited about.

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Shamans, Warriors & Tricksters

This youth-based event brings together three prominent indigenous writers, including The Lesser Blessed’s Richard Van Camp. The trio discuss some of the myths in their culture and literary works.

Date: October 22, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm


Truth-Telling brings together three authors to discuss a common, but important theme. The authors talk about systemic prejudice, mental illness and gender transition and how that speaks to their work.

Date: October 22, 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm

Writing the Edge of the World

Decorated Canadian authors discuss their new books on survival and extreme circumstances. Joan Thomas discusses her novel, based on true events, where five Christian missionaries are suddenly widowed in a Ecuador rainforests.

Date: October 23, 8:30 pm

A Tribute to Stephen King

More than 10 authors come together to celebrate Stephen King. The authors will discuss their own work of a similar genre and discuss the influence of our favourite horror and suspense author.

Date: October 24, 8:00 pm

Naomi Klein in Conversation

Well-known author and social activist Naomi Klein speaks to Kathryn Gretsinger on one of the biggest issues of our day: climate change. Klein’s latest book is On Fire: The (Burning) Case For A Green New Deal. Her previous books include The Shock Doctrine and No Logo.

Date: October 26, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

The Literary Cabaret

For something a little different, check out the cabaret, bringing together six performers. These writers combine literature with jazz and poetry.

Date: October 26, 8:00 pm

What event are you most looking forward to?

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Vancouver Writers Festival 2019

Location: Vancouver Writers Festival - Various locatons

Admission: Varies

Time: Varies

Date: Monday October 21st, 2019 - Sunday October 27th, 2019

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