North Shore Writers Festival

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Literary Trivia Quiz Night

Do you love books? We do!

Test your knowledge of “who wrote what” and other bookish factoids, at the Festival’s first ever quiz night!

Grant-Lawrence-hires-shockedHosted by quiz master Grant Lawrence, the gregarious and encyclopedic CBC radio 3 personality and award-winning author of Adventures in Solitude.



The quiz was crafted by quiz mistress Julie Backer, librarian & former Jeopardy! contestant.

Collect your friends and play three rounds of questions to win a deluxe prize package. The event is free and all are welcome.

Cash bar with wine, beer, water and juice. Snacks will be served.

Register your team of six (or fewer) with Heidi Schiller ( or come as an individual and form a spontaneous team at the event!

The event will start at 8:30 p.m. sharp on Friday April 19th and the rounds of questions will conclude by 10 pm. Arrive at 8:00 to acquire a beverage and find your team.


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Tasty Tips on Food Writing at This Year’s Festival

This year, we are hosting a panel of food writers to whet your appetites for recipe book writing, food blogging and restaurant reviewing.

Barbara-jo_McIntoshLocal cookbook doyenne Barbara-jo McIntosh, of Barbara-jo’s Books to Cooks fame, will moderate the panel. Barbara-jo is a fount of knowledge about the food writing industry — from her tenure as owner of her famous eponymous Vancouver cookbook store, as a cookbook author and as a respected cookbook judge. She is the author of Tin Fish Gourmet, Cooking for Me and Sometimes You; A Parisienne Romance with Recipes and Great Chefs Cook at Barbara-Jo’s. She has also served on the prestigious James Beard Awards cookbook selection committee for six years.


Here are the other fabulous participating panelists:

Andrew_MorrisonScout Magazine‘s Editor-in-Chief Andrew Morrison spent nearly 20 years working in fine dining before he became a food writer, cookbook editor and restaurant critic. He has also acted as Culinary Referee and Senior BC Judge at the Canadian Culinary Championships, and writes for Vancouver, Western Living, Harry, and Monocle magazines.


Mijune_PakMijune Pak‘s award-winning Follow Me Foodie is one of the most recognized food and travel blogs in Vancouver. She was the youngest and first blogger to be invited to join the B.C. Chefs’ Association and you can also catch her on “Foodie Fridays” on News 1130AM radio.



Stephanie_YuenEast Meets WestStephanie Yuen is the author of East Meets West – Traditional and Contemporary Asian Recipes from Acclaimed Vancouver Restaurants, and was the first syndicated Chinese food writer in North America when she wrote for a major Chinese daily paper.


Diana_ChanBlogger Diana Chan started Foodology in August 2010, where ratings are based on a scale of one to five “beakers.” Diana is not an expert food critic, she just tells the tales of her restaurant experiences –the good, the bad, and the ugly.



Join us for this deliciously inspiring and insightful panel at the North Shore Writers Fest on April 20th, from 1-2:30pm at the Lynn Valley Library. Visit our schedule of events and lineup pages for more details.