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Vancouver Writers Fest Brings Local and International Talent in 80+ Events

  • September 12, 2019

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Running from October 21 to October 27 at a wide variety of venues at Granville Island, the Vancouver Writers Fest is an all-ages celebration of storytelling, books, and authors. 
 
The festival, which was founded in 1988, showcases some of the most talented wordsmiths both locally and from around the world in more than 80 events. Attendees can engage with them through special panels, workshops, readings, and more. Along with featured authors like beloved children’s novelist Kit Pearson and award-winning First Nations author Lee Maracle, there’ll also be spoken word performances, discussions on global issues, and presentations on how artwork enriches storytelling. 
 
The VWF also presents a number of special events leading up the festival. This year, literary legend Margaret Atwood will appear in conversation on September 26 at the Chan Centre for Performing Arts to discuss her new book and sequel to wildly popular the Handmaid’s Tale, the Testaments. On October 3 at the Orpheum Theatre, Malcolm Gladwell, author of the Tipping Point, Outliers and Blink, and host of the podcast Revisionist History will discuss his new work, Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don’t Know. 
 
Plus, the VWF’s home venue of Granville Island is a must-see for anyone visiting Vancouver — the open-air market is filled with art studios, restaurants, artisan vendors, and so much more. 
 
And, of course, when planning your visit to Vancouver, be sure to book your stay with us here at Georgian Court Hotel Vancouver. Our boutique luxury hotel is conveniently located in the heart of the city, making it easy to get to all the top tourist attractions, including Granville Island. Plus, excellent on-site amenities and thoughtfully outfitted guestrooms and suites are designed to make your stay comfortable, relaxing, and unforgettable. Make your reservations today! 

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