North Shore Writers Festival

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Mark Your Calendars for the 2013 North Shore Writers Festival

Lynn Valley Main LibraryThe date has been set! Mark your calendars for the 14th annual North Shore Writers Festival, taking place at North Vancouver District Public Library’s Lynn Valley Main Library (1277 Lynn Valley Road, North Vancouver) on Friday, April 19, 2013 and Saturday, April 20, 2013.

The three Libraries on the North Shore – North Vancouver District Public Library, North Vancouver City Library and West Vancouver Memorial Library – are currently hard at work planning the 2014 festival.  We promise the 2013 festival is going to be better than ever!

As festival events are planned and details are finalized we will make announcements here on on our Facebook and Twitter pages. Stay tuned!

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Food with the Festivities

Wine and CheeseNew at the North Shore Writers Festival this year is the Writers and Readers Reception. On the festival day, right after Daniel Kalla speaks and right before we hear from Anita Rau Badami, the Writers and Readers Reception will take place from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. There will be wine, cheese and the opportunity to mingle with festival presenters and fellow festival-goers in a lively atmosphere. Before the hour is over there will be a prize draw where one lucky person will take home a brand-new Kobo e-reader, generously donated by Chapters.

Plus, if you’re feeling peckish throughout the day as you take in the multitude of festival events, there will be delectable treats available for you to purchase. Ayoub’s Dried Fruits and Nuts will be at the festival, selling an assortment of dried fruits and roasted nuts. Cravings Kettle Corn will also be on site, selling delicious freshly popped kettle corn and assorted treats. Buy something for yourself to eat at the festival or to take home as gifts or souvenirs!

See you at the festival on April 21 at West Vancouver Memorial Library!


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Welcome to the official website of the North Shore Writers Festival!

North Shore Writers Festival LogoThe North Shore Writers Festival is an annual festival of writers and readers brought to you by your three North Shore Libraries: North Vancouver City Library, North Vancouver District Public Library and West Vancouver Memorial Library.

This year’s festival takes place all day on Saturday, April 21 at West Vancouver Memorial Library. And do we have a fantastic line-up for you!

With headlining authors Marina Endicott, Anita Rau Badami and Daniel Kalla, a storytime and activity for children with author Kallie George, a panel of six local bloggers sharing their blogging secrets, a workshop for writers, and a writers and readers reception (complete with a grand prize draw), there is something for everyone at this year’s festival. How could we fit all of these fantastic events into just one day? You’ll have to stop by to find out!

So please, snoop around our new website to find out what is happening and what we have got planned for you. Don’t forget to check back as well — we’ll be posting festival updates and highlighting various aspects of the festival as the big day draws nearer.

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