Featured Events: Kim Thúy in Conversation with Margaret Gallagher, An Evening with David A. Robertson and Michael Redhead Champagne, A Night with JJ Lee, Literary Trivia Night with Host Grant Lawrence, “All the Feels” with Author and Playwright Tetsuro Shigematsu, An Evening with Amber Dawn moderated by Jen Sookfong Lee
Hosts: Grant Lawrence, Quizmasters CJ Pentland and Walter Zicha
9th Annual Literary Trivia Winning Team: The Biblionauts
Featured Events: Coast Salish Storytelling with Tsitsáyxemaat Rebecca Duncan, Lorna Crozier in Conversation with Shelagh Rogers, Black British Columbian History in Three Literary Forms with Wayde Compton, An Evening with Eden Robinson hosted by Rosanna Deerchild and Writing for Young Adults with Jackie Bateman, Eileen Cook and Sonia Garrett from the North Shore Writers’ Association.
Hosts: Grant Lawrence, Quizmasters Leila Meshgini with Claire Westlake
8th Annual Literary Trivia Winning Team: Pandemic at the Disco! from North Vancouver District Public Library.
No festival due to COVID-19.
Headlining Authors: Monique Gray Smith, Darrel McLeod, Lindsay Wong, Erin Moon
Panelists: Rod Baker, Mahtab Narsimhan, Wiley Ho and Sonia Garrett from the North Shore Writers Association
Special Guest: Sarah Ellis | Author and Original Festival Coordinator
Hosts: Grant Lawrence, JJ Lee, Alexander Dirksen, Claire Westlake
Local Author Book Fair: Diane Chubb, Farbod Fadaee, Karen Harmon, Patrick Hill, Sharon McInnes, Lili Molavi, Diana Stevan, Gerhardt Winkler, Bernice Lever, and Arsha Sorourin
7th Annual Literary Trivia Winning Team: The Shelvish Warriors from North Vancouver District Public Library.
Headlining Authors: Pat Carney, William Deverell, Timothy Taylor
Panelists: Bernice Lever, Sonia Garrett, Sanford Osler, and Cathy Scrimshaw from the North Shore Writers Association
Local Author Book Fair: Carol M. Cram, Arshia Sorourian, Michael Bryan Kerr, Mary Tasi, Marie Sadro, Maryse Cardin, Patrick Hill, Gerhard Winkler, Rod Baker, Michael Wilson, Mary Ann Clarke Scott , and Gregory Patrick Travers
Hosts: Grant Lawrence, JJ Lee, Julie Backer
6th Annual Literary Trivia Winning Team: The Shelvish Warriors from North Vancouver District Public Library.
Headlining Authors: Deborah Campbell, Anosh Irani, Zoe Whittall
Panelists: Jackie Bateman, Alexander Boldizar, Lawrence Verigin, and Cathy Scrimshaw from the North Shore Writers Association
Hosts: Grant Lawrence, JJ Lee, Shaena Lambert, Julie Backer
Local Author Book Fair: Kate Bird, Aaron Chapman, Marlene Cheng, Claudia Cornwall, Cindy Graves, Patrick Hill, Bernice Lever, Shelly O’Callaghan, Marie Sadro, Mary Tasi, Michael Wilson, and Ray Wood
5th Annual Literary Trivia Winning Team: Les Quizzérables from North Vancouver District Public Library.
Headlining Authors: Jordan Abel, Camilla Gibb, Lynn Johnston
Panelists: Rod Baker, Diana Stevan, and the North Shore Writers Association
Hosts: Grant Lawrence, JJ Lee, Julie Backer
Local Author Book Fair: Gloria Allan, Elaine Berg, Vera Gibson, Karyn Henwood, Patrick Hill, Georgia Hunter, Marian Keen, Penelope J. McDonald, Erin MacNair, Marie Sadro, Claire Snyman, Dorothy Stott, Mary Tasi, Wade Baker, Megan Williams
4th Annual Literary Trivia Winning Team: Team from North Vancouver District Public Library
Headlining Authors: John Vaillant, Heather O’Neill, Aislinn Hunter and Doretta Lau
Panelists: Carol Cram, Kayla Czaga, Rita Wong and Elaine Woo
Hosts: Zsuzsi Gartner, Grant Lawrence, JJ Lee, Dina Del Bucchia, Julie Backer
Local Author Book Fair: Jackie Bateman, Patricia Bowman, Una Bruhns, Claudia Cornwall, Patty Emry, Karen Dodd, Pasha Parvaneh Hashemi, Barry Jakel, Marian Keen, Bernice Lever, Stuart Newton, Sanford Osler, David Roberts, Marie Sadro, Maria Tomsich and Lisa Voisin
3rd Annual Literary Trivia Winning Team: Team from North Vancouver District Public Library.
Headlining Authors: Sandra Gulland, Daniel Kalla, Vincent Lam, Grant Lawrence, Jen Sookfong Lee, Mary Novik, Roberta Rich
Panelists: Joan Boxall, Martin Crosbie, Karen Dodd, kc dyer, Jessie Finkelstein, Nancy Flight, Sonia Haynes, Brian Kaufman, Colleen MacMillan, Margaret Reynolds, Cathy Scrimshaw
Hosts: Julie Backer, Grant Lawrence
2nd Annual Literary Trivia Winning Team: The Bond Girls of Black Bond Books
Headlining Authors: Terry Fallis, Helen Humphreys, Evelyn Lau, Tanis Rideout
Panelists: Maggie Bolitho, Diana Chan, Martin Crosbie, Lynn Crymble, Sonia Haynes, Barbara-jo McIntosh, Andrew Morrison, Mijune Pak, Sylvia Taylor, Stephanie Yuen
Hosts: Julie Backer, Sean Cranbury, Grant Lawrence
1st Annual Literary Trivia Winning Team: 2013 – The Knuffle Bunnies of North Vancouver District Public Library
Headlining Authors: Anita Rau Badami, Marina Endicott, Daniel Kalla, Kallie George
Panelists: Rebecca Bollwitt, Fran Bourassa, Karen Bower, Sean Cranberry, Kelsey Dundon, Jenn Farrell, Bernice Lever, Jeanette Ordas, Sylvia Taylor, Gerhard Winkler
Caroline Adderson, Meeru Dhalwala, John Furlong, Ryan Knighton, Grant Lawrence, Timothy Taylor, Dianne Warren
Joy Fielding, Anosh Irani, Annabel Lyon
Maria Coffey, Dr. Stanley Coren, Dave Duncan, Steven Galloway, Lawrence Hill, Holly Phhillips, Mary Novik, Bill Richardson
Arthur Black, William Deverell, Sandra Gulland, June Hutton, Daniel Kalla, Jen Sookfong Lee, Mike McCardell, Marina Nemat, Mary Novik, Michael Thoma, Chris Turner
Colin Angus, Kate Braid, Ivan E. Coyote, Maggie de Vries, Wendy French, Robyn Harding, Allison Howard, Blanche Howard, Susan Juby, John Vaillant, Annie Watts, Dolly Watts
Jean Barman, Pam Freir, Anne Giardini, Linda Granfield, Karsten Heuer, Aislinn Hunter, Eden Robinson, Peter Robinson, Gregory Scofield, Jack Whyte
Anita Rau Badami, Nick Bantock, Bob Bossin, Sharon Butala, Sparkle Hayter, Crawford Kilian, Patrick Lane, Charles Montgomery, Melanie Ray, Audrey Thomas, Russell Thornton
Luanne Armstrong, John Bishop, Sita Carboni, Elizabeth Hay, Barbara Hodgson, Des Kennedy, Penny Le Couteur, Heather Neale, Bonnie Nish, Michael Slade, Madeleine Thiene
Gail Anderson-Dargatz, Marilyn Bowering, Michael Buckley, Jack Christie, Lorna Crozier, Chris Czajkowski, Trish Gauntlett, Timothy Taylor, Michael Thoma
Bill Richardson, Spider Robinson, Ainslie Manson, Lesley Krueger, John Hadrill
Gary Geddes, Doreen Armitage, Claudia Cornwall, Elspeth Bradbury, Paddy Wales, Blanche Howard, Stephen Miller, and Betty O’Keefe
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