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Word Vancouver Festival

Sep 01, 2016

Word Vancouver, A free festival of reading and writing: A multitude of reading and writing activities will take place at free events between September 21 and 25, all part of Word Vancouver; the big festival day happens on the 25th in and around the Central Branch of the Vancouver Public Library.

Take in free readings, panel discussions, writing workshops, site performers, family activities, and more. Canadian authors and book, magazine, comics, education, and literacy exhibitors are all gathered to share a passion for the written word. Fun for literature and literacy lovers of any age! From Wednesday to Friday, experience author readings and events at these venues: Banyen Books & Sound, CBC Studio 700, Christianne’s Lyceum, The Cottage Bistro, The Emerald, and Historic Joy Kogawa House. On Saturday, take part in free professional development workshops. On Sunday, activities are in and around the Central Branch of the Vancouver Public Library (350 W Georgia St, between Robson and Georgia and Hamilton and Homer).

This year’s programming includes readings, panel discussions, professional development workshops, entertainment, site performers, the exhibitor marketplace, colouring and typewriter stations, and more. Word Vancouver is thrilled to have authors of all genres joining us: Lynn Johnston, Joy Kogawa, Anosh Irani, Ujjal Dosanjh, Paul Yee, Ronald Wright, Yasuko Thanh, Jen Sookfong Lee, Bif Naked, Carmen Aguirre, bill bisset, Daphne Marlatt, Wayde Compton, Caroline Adderson, Lorelei Bachman, Renée Sarojini Saklikar, Faith Erin Hicks, and many more!

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