Join authors such as George Bowering, Julie Flett, Susan Nielsen, Emily Urquhart, John Vaillant, and others at various venues across Vancouver for the annual Word Vancouver literacy and reading festival.
The event schedule so far is as follows:
The Revolving City: 51 Poems and the Stories Behind Them launch at SFU Harbour Centre (515 Hastings St.). Time TBA.
Twisted Poets Literary Salon ft. Kate Braid and Stephanie Mackenzie, hosted by Pandora’s Collective at The Cottage Bistro (4468 Main St.). 7–9:30pm.
Readings by Kathy Beliveau, Lee Edward Födi, Elisa Gutierrez, and Tiffany Stone at Christianne’s Lyceum (3696 W. 8th Ave.). 6–8pm.
Past Life Regression: A Manual for Hypnotherapists to Conduct Effective Past Life Regression Sessions launch with Kemila Zsange at Banyen Books & Sound (3608 W. 4th Ave.). 6:30–8pm.
Adventures in songwriting with Grant Lawrence at the Historic Joy Kogawa House. 7:30pm.
Pandora’s Collective Literary Awards Gala at CBC Studio 700 (700 Hamilton St.). Time TBA.
A series of professional development workshops for writers and publishers at VPL’s central branch (350 W. Georgia St.). Detailed programming to come.
A festival day full of readings, panel discussions, workshops, musical performances, a marketplace, exhibits, and more at VPL’s central branch library square (350 W. Georgia St.). 11am–5pm.
Updates and further details are available at wordvancouver.ca.