15th Annual North Shore Writers Festival

Event Details

North Vancouver City Library

*The festival is free and no registration is required!

For session descriptions and speaker bios, visit our Lineup Page at www.northshorewritersfestival.com


7-8pm: Confessions of a Reluctant Goalie author talk with Grant Lawrence (Singh Room)

8:30-10: Literary Trivia: The second annual Literary Trivia Quiz is back by popular demand! Test your mental mettle and compete for prizes and glory. Created by West Vancouver Memorial Library librarian Julie Backer, and hosted by CBC personality Grant Lawrence. Register teams of 6 or fewer by emailing hschiller@cnv.org. Spontaneous teams welcome at the door. Cash Bar. (Atrium)


10-11am: Contemporary Marketing Panel: Using Modern Media to Promote the Written Word, panel sponsored by the North Shore Writers’ Association and featuring authors Joan Boxall, Martin Crosbie, Karen Dodd, kc dyer and Sonia Haynes (Singh Room)

11:15am-12:15pm: Brave New World: Publishing’s New Landscape, panel featuring Margaret Reynolds, Executive Director of the Association of Book Publishers of B.C., Jesse Finkelstein of Page Two, Nancy Flight of Greystone Books, Brian Kaufman of subTerrain and Anvil Press, and Colleen MacMillan of Annick Press (Singh Room)

12:15-1:15pm: Lunch Break Lounge: Join us for snacks and conversation following the morning’s thought-provoking panels (Atrium)

2:30-3:30pm: Enlivening the Past, historical fiction writers’ panel featuring authors Sandra Gulland, Daniel Kalla, Mary Novik, and Roberta Rich is moderated by Jen Sookfong Lee (Singh Room)

4-5pm: A High Stakes Saga, with award-winning author Vincent Lam reading from his novel The Headmaster’s Wager (Singh Room)

5-6:30: Reception: Join us for refreshments, music and a lively atmosphere. Mingle with festival presenters and fellow festival-goers. Live jazz from our favourite festival musicians, The James Prescott Trio. (Atrium)

(All events take place at the North Vancouver City Library and North Vancouver City Hall Atrium, located at 120 W 14th St., North Vancouver).


Douglas Gibson’s talk CanLit Adventures (scheduled for Saturday, April 12 from 1:15 – 2:15) is cancelled.

For information, please contact Kate Grossman at GrossmanK@nvdpl.ca



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