Schedule

The 2022 North Shore Writers Festival takes place April 26-30. Join us virtually for a fantastic week of literary events and conversations!

Registration is required. Click the links below to learn more.


Kim Thúy in Conversation with Margaret Gallagher


Tuesday, April 26 | 7:00pm-8:30pm

Join the North Shore Writers Festival for an exciting literary conversation with Kim Thúy, award-winning author of Em, and CBC journalist Margaret Gallagher.


An Evening with David A. Robertson and Michael Redhead Champagne


Wednesday, April 27 | 7:00pm-8:30pm

Join the North Shore Writers Festival for an enlightening discussion with award-winning author David A. Robertson about The Misewa Saga, fantasy with Indigenous influences, and writing for young readers. With Michael Redhead Champagne, Ininew public speaker, writer, community advocate and on-screen personality.


André Alexis in conversation with JJ Lee


Thursday, April 28 | 7:00pm-8:30pm

When award-winning author André Alexis published Ring in 2021, he completed his five-novel Quincunx, a group of five genre-bending, philosophically sophisticated, and utterly delightful novels.

Join writer JJ Lee as he sits down with Alexis to chat about writing Ring, how it relates to the other books in the series, and completing the Quincunx.


Literary Trivia Night with Host Grant Lawrence


Friday, April 29 | 7:00pm-9:30pm
*Doors at 6:30pm
West Vancouver Memorial Library
(1950 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, BC)

The North Shore Writers Festival presents a virtual night of literary trivia with author and CBC host Grant Lawrence! Test your mental mettle, and compete for prizes and glory.

Team Captains, gather your team of 3 to 6 to compete in this in-person roundhouse event at West Vancouver Memorial Library. Each member of the winning team will be awarded a prize and the title of 2022 North Shore Writers Festival Literary Trivia Champions. Random draw prizes are also up for grabs from participants.

Only Team Captains should register for this event on behalf of your entire team.


All the Feels” with Author and Playwright Tetsuro Shigematsu


Saturday, April 30 | 10:00am-11:30am

In this session, multi-talented author and playwright Tetsuro Shigematsu will lead a lively seminar/workshop entitled “All the Feels.”

You know emotions when they hit you: your eyes mist with tears, your heart aches with sorrow, and your breath quickens with desire. Human emotion is the electricity that powers our existence. But how do we harness this energy to capture our readers? This interactive event will include a reading/performance of Tetsuro’s own work. Be prepared to laugh, cry, learn, and enjoy!

Sponsored by the North Shore Writers’ Association.


2022 North Shore Writers’ Association: Writing Contest Awards

Saturday, April 30 | 12:00pm-12:15pm

Tune in on Saturday, April 30 at 12:00pm as the North Shore Writers’ Association hosts their virtual award ceremony for the 2022 writing contest. Click the YouTube link to set a reminder!

An Evening with Amber Dawn moderated by Jen Sookfong Lee


Saturday, April 30 | 7:00pm-8:30pm

Join Jen Sookfong Lee in conversation with award-winning author Amber Dawn about her latest book, My Art Is Killing Me and Other Poems.