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Victoria Festival of Authors

The 2nd annual Victoria Festival of Authors opens September 27, 2017 with a fantastic lineup of local and national authors.

Literature to foster child resilience by Dr. Jillian Roberts

Dr. Jillian Roberts has partnered with Orca Book Publishers to write the series which uses children’s literature as a way to help parents and children navigate the world.

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.

Fresh Air: Poems in the Park

An afternoon of poetry, creative writing and an open mic inspired by our love of and care for the pacific ocean.

Heidi Redl in Victoria

Listen to Heidi Redl talk about living with MS as it progresses degree by degree, year after year and getting through and past the many adversities and travails of life. Register at or...

Finalists for 2017 Victoria Book Prize Announced

The Victoria Book Prize Society announced the books and authors shortlisted for the City of Victoria Butler Book Prize and the Bolen Books Children’s Book Prize.

Launch: Spindrift, a Canadian Book of the Sea

Victoria authors Michael L. Hadley and Anita Hadley launch maritime anthology, Spindrift: A Canadian Book of the Sea, featuring some of Canada’s most significant literary voices.

Events this Week | June 19-25, 2017

We’re excited to share some great BC book events happening around the province—including Victoria, Chilliwack, and Fort Nelson.

Orca’s Spring Book Launch

Join Orca Book Publishers as they launch 7 new Spring books!

The Language of Family

Contributors to the Royal BC Museum’s new book The Language of Family: Stories of Bonds and Belonging read excerpts from their stories, essays and poems and talk about family.