Only one week left until Word Vancouver!

September 18, 2013

Word Vancouver will soon begin!

 Join us in a celebration of reading and writing that will appeal to all ages! Vancouver’s annual Word festival will begin in one week’s time—join us for our first exciting poetry reading on Wednesday, September 25th at 12:30 PM at the Paper Hound Bookshop (344 West Pender Street).

This year’s festival will take place from September 25-29 at the Vancouver Public Library, the Historic Joy Kogawa House, Carnegie Centre, Banyen Books & Sound, and the Cottage Bistro. Check out our program for further information!

Poetry at Word Vancouver

This year, much of Word Vancouver’s programming highlights the city’s diverse and vibrant poetic scene. Whether you’re camping out for the narrative and lyrical, or the mischievous and experimental, our poetry tent’s got a spot for your taste. Check out Evelyn Lau, Vancouver’s current poet laureate; Brad Cran, Vancouver’s former poet laureate; and Amber Dawn, who reads from a volume about her experiences hustling on the streets of Vancouver.

What’s on this year for kids?

This year, Word Vancouver gives your kids the first word at the Family Literacy Tent and Kids Words. From deep sea diving with seahorses and soaring ravens to classic literature for tots, we’ve got it covered! Presenting authors include Paola Opal, Julie Morstad, Holman Wang, Roy Henry Vickers, and Robert “Lucky” Budd.

What are Word Vancouver’s fiction offerings?

Listen to readings by some of the best voices in fiction at the Canada Writes tent. Experience a wide array of stories that make the world of fiction a real experience not to be missed. Some presenting authors include Rawi Hage, Theodora Armstrong, Peter Darbyshire, and Cynthia Flood.

What about nonfiction this year?

Travel the seas and far away lands; hear candid voices and read insightful journalism in this year’s nonfiction highlights. Presenting authors include Arno Kopecky, Mark Leiren-Young, and George Szanto.

What else is on?

At Word Vancouver, there is always something happening a few steps away from you! Make a much-needed confession at Radix Theatre’s Letters Booth, or dance your thoughts away to the eclectic musical stylings of Dead City Scandal.

Want to compile your work into a chapbook? We’ll help you do it—and sell it during the next festival day! If you need to polish your short story or poem, there’s space for that, too. Listen, write, and make friends at Word Vancouver through a Chapbook-making workshop with Heidi Greco or Robert Mackwood’s presentation on getting a book published in Canada.

We look forward to seeing you at the festival!


Word Vancouver Team


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