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Word Vancouver: 6 days of FREE creative events happening next week

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DH Vancouver Staff Sep 15, 2017 5:02 am 1,255

Vancouver is home to so many creatives.

And now they’re coming together for one highly-anticipated festival – Word Vancouver.

The festival is taking place at various locations throughout the city from September 19 to September 24. So you’ll get to go along to your selected activities to enjoy everything reading and writing inspired.

To make it better, the six-day event activities are free to attend. This includes readings, panel discussions, writing workshops, and much more. You can look forward to approximately 100 readings and presentations, 150 authors and panelists, 25 workshops, and 75 exhibitors, throughout the festival.

Word Vancouver 2016/Image: Michael Cropley

Word Vancouver’s main festival day will be held on Saturday, September 24, in and around the Central Branch of the Vancouver Public Library from 11 am to 5 pm where you’ll be able to enjoy family activities, an exhibitor marketplace, and much more.

Canadian authors, as well as book, magazine, comics, education, and literacy exhibitors will be there to celebrate Vancouver’s thriving literature and literacy communities. Oh, and you’ll also see site performers too!

Word Vancouver 2016/Image: Michael Cropley

Plus, you’ll get to hear from authors of all genres like Carleigh Baker, Grant Lawrence, Katherine Collins, Gurjinder Basran, Michael V. Smith, Jónína Kirton, Adèle Barclay, Rodney DeCroo, Julie Flett, and Jen Sookfong Lee, among others.

From Tuesday to Saturday, you can go along to free events and professional development workshops at venues around Vancouver, such as “An Evening of Japanese Poetic Forms: From the Tokaido Road to the World Stage” at Historic Joy Kogawa House.

Word Vancouver 2016/Image: Monica Miller

There will also be a number of Read Local events programmed by the Association of Book Publishers of British Columbia; these include Poetry in Transit, readings by poets whose work will be featured on transit buses in the coming year, as well as readings by several BC-published children’s authors.

For more information and to see a full schedule of events, check out the Word Vancouver website.

Word Vancouver Festival 2017

When: September 19 to 24
Where: Various locations throughout Vancouver
Price: Free

Daily Hive is a proud media sponsor of Word Vancouver Festival 


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