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The 2017 festival begins on Tuesday, September 19, with great events all week, leading up to the main event on Sunday, September 24 at Library Square.

Michael Kluckner at Massy Books

Come join Massy Books for an evening with local artist and author Michael Kluckner!

Events this Week | September 11-17, 2017

We’ve got an action-packed week where you’ll wish you had a time machine to attend all these fantastic literary events.

Deanna Fong & Anahita Jamali Rad: Poetry Reading

Deanna Fong & Anahita Jamali Rad will be at The Paper Hound for a poetry reading, hosted by Danielle LaFrance. 

Chosen Family Story Hour

Bring the kids, bring your inner kid, bring anyone who loves a heartfelt story—it’s story hour! Hear three prominent queer kid’s lit authors (Monique Gray Smith, Alan Woo and Vivek Shraya) read, while page...

Launch: From Oral to Written

Join Talonbooks and the Vancouver Writers Fest for the launch of From Oral to Written, part of the Drum is Calling Festival.

Pride Reading Series – Part 3

Join Caitlin Press for a loud and proud reading of poetry and prose from published authors of Dagger Editions (Canada’s newest queer women’s imprint) as well as emerging writers from your neighbourhood. These short and...

A Queer Love Story: A Dramatic Reading

Written just before and during the age of AIDS, the letters of Rick and Jane reveal a loving, generative cross-generational and cross-gender relationship marked by spirited debate, intellectual discovery and affection.

Events this Week | June 26-July 2, 2017

Looking for a good book to lounge with over the Canada Day long weekend? There is no better place to pick one up at, than at these events.

Triple Poetry Launch

Join authors Sarah de Leeuw, Michael V. Smith, and Leanne Dunic to celebrate the launch of their books!