The wind and rain couldn’t keep us down at this year’s Word Vancouver! Instead, we moved inside the library on Sunday and enjoyed another fantastic festival. Our exhibitors were nice and cozy in the promenade, moat, and Alice MacKay room of the VPL, while our reading venues relocated to the Blenz coffee shop, inside the library, and on the Poetry in Transit Bus. There is always such a wonderful sense of community during the festival, but this year it became something even more special.
Our other festival days were every bit as much of a success. We enjoyed returning to Carnegie Centre and Historic Joy Kogawa House, but we were also very excited to present new events this year at The Paper Hound Bookshop and The Cottage Bistro.
This year was also very exciting with the unveiling of our Automated Poetry Dispensers. These have been placed in various locations around town, including The Paper Hound Bookshop, Banyen Books & Sound, and book’mark The Library Store. Even though the festival has wrapped up for the year, the poetry dispensers will continue to be housed at some of these locations, and some new ones too, so be sure to keep an eye out for one near you!
Thank you again to everyone that made this year’s festival such a wonderful success. We couldn’t do it without you, and we look forward to seeing you all again next year!