North Shore Writers Festival

Where readers and writers meet


18th Annual North Shore Writers Festival Where writers & readers meet

Join us for a celebration of Canadian literature brought to you by your North Shore public libraries – North Vancouver City, North Vancouver District and West Vancouver Memorial – as well as by the North Shore News.

Enjoy headlining authors Deborah Campbell, Anosh Irani with JJ Lee, and Zoe Whittall with Shaena Lambert. Click here to find out more about the 2017 Schedule. 

The 18th annual event takes place over two-days and offers literary lovers and hundreds of festival-goers a host of events including a Local Author’s Book Fair, a Literary Trivia Night, and inspiring author readings. The festival is capped off by a free reception to celebrate not only our presenters, but the greater North Shore Literary community and Writer’s Association.

More information about our fantastic line-up is available here.

When: Friday, April 7 and Saturday, April 8

Admission Cost: Free. No registration required.
Arrive early! Seating on a first-come, first-served basis.

Where: North Vancouver City Library  | 120 – 14 Street West, North Vancouver, BC

Parking: Paid parking is available underground at a rate of $1 per hour. For those wanting to stay at the Library all day, there is FREE street parking within a five minute walk. Please check this map for street parking times and locations.

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Contact: For information, please contact Meghan Crowe at


7 thoughts on “About

  1. Thanks to Heidi, Kate, and Tara who did an amazing job of organizing once again, and to North Van City Library for being such welcoming and gracious hosts. The Festival has received rave reviews from everyone I have talked to!

    • Thanks Sue! We love doing the festival so much and especially appreciate all who volunteered and/or spoke at the festival. What an amazing community we live in to support this event so heartily!


  2. Good Day:
    I am a published author and I would like to read at your 2017 event. How should I proceed?
    Bruce Burrows

    • Hello Bruce, We have finalized the line-up for the 2016 North Shore Writers Festival. However, the North Shore Writers Association has a call open for submissions to join the Local Authors’ Book Fair. You can find the details here.

      • The link in the above comment is broken. I’m interested in the book fair!

      • Hi Barb,

        Thanks for your interest in the Local Author Book Fair. This element of the Festival is managed by the North Shore Writers Association ( We believe all spaces have been filled at this time, but suggest you get in touch with them just in case. They are a great organization!

        Our Festival lineup will be revealed very soon! We hope to see you at the Festival.

  3. Pingback: Ready to Read? Prepping for this year’s North Shore Writer’s Festival | The Top Shelf

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