The third annual Victoria Writer’s Festival is coming to Victoria this fall. On November 6th, 7th, and 8th you can enjoy literary workshops, gala readings, panel discussions and video poem screenings.  Featured writers will include Nancy Lee, Don McKay, Darrell Dennis and Bill Gaston.

What to Expect

Writers to be featured at the festival include:

  • Leanne Betasamosake Simpson
  • Anne-Marie Turza
  • Darrell Dennis
  • Don McKay
  • Jane Silcott
  • Bill Gaston
  • Tilar Mazzeo
  • Shani Mootoo
  • Ali Blythe
  • Jordan Abel
  • Polly Horvath
  • Jarrett Martineau
  • Julie Paul
  • Nancy Lee
  • Karen Enns
  • David James Brock
  • Kevin Kerr
  • Kit Pearson
  • Terry Ann Carter
  • Betsy Warland

The festival is being hosted by Anne Giardini, John Gould, Joan MacLeod, Jack Knox and Devon Tatton.

Event Schedule

The events will include workshops, readings, classes, and children’s activities. Festival passes provide access to three gala readings and any of the six panel discussions. You’ll also get to see the Carol Shields Lecture.

You can choose from the ten events to attend. Workshops cost extra. Tickets for the festival are $55 and can be purchased online or at Munro’s Books, Tanner’s Books, The Fairfield Market or Ivy’s Bookshop.

Workshops and events include:

  • Gala evening of readings “Unconformity”
  • Screening of the song for the songs video poem
  • Readings of “The Enormous World”
  • Readings and panel discussion “Grit Lit”
  • Multi-generational panel with readings “The Queer Sentence”
  • Readings and panel discussion “Writing the Unsayable”
  • Islands of Decolonial, The Carol Shields Lecture
  • Gala evening of readings “The World Before Us”
  • Master Fiction Workshop
  • Yoga and Writing with Roseanne Harvey
  • Teen Writing Workshop

The Victoria Writer’s Festival is a three-day celebration of literature and writers that introduces readers to some of their favourite authors from far away and locally. The non-profit community hosting the event is throwing the festival to allow writing to be available to the community. Come join the Victoria’s Writer’s Festival to experience over thirty authors in one three-day event.

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