20th Annual North Shore Writers Festival Where writers & readers meet

Join us for a special 20th anniversary 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 and Friends Groups of the North Shore Libraries.

The 20th 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.

When: Friday, April 5 and Saturday, April 6, 2019. More information coming February 2019.

Admission Cost: Free. Supported by the Friends of the North Shore Libraries. No registration required. Arrive early! Seating on a first-come, first-served basis.

Where: North Vancouver District Public Library | 1277 Lynn Valley Road

Parking: Free parking is available for up to 3 hours in Library lots; please check posted signage for time limits. For those wanting to stay at the Library all day, there is street parking within a five minute walk.

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Contact: For information, please contact Meghan Crowe: crowem@nvdpl.ca


The North Shore Writers Festival would not be possible without the support of our generous sponsors, including: 

  • The Friends of the North Vancouver City, District, and West Vancouver Memorial libraries
  • the North Shore News
  • Writers’ Union of Canada
  • The Canada Council for the Arts, which  invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians last year.

10 thoughts on “About

  1. Sue Kent says:

    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!

    • nvcllibrarian says:

      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. Bruce Burrows says:

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

    • taramatsuzaki says:

      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.

      • nvdplmeghan says:

        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 (http://www.nswriters.org/). 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.

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