2021 Schedule

Join us for the 2021 North Shore Writers Festival – Virtual edition! All events take place on Zoom and are free to attend. Registration in advance is required. Click the links below to register!


Coast Salish Storytelling with Tsitsáyxemaat Rebecca Duncan
Monday, April 12 | 7:00pm-8:30pm
Join us for an evening of Coast Salish Storytelling with Tsitsáyxemaat Rebecca Duncan. Celebrate and learn about the culture and traditions of the Coast Salish Peoples as Tsitsáyxemaat Rebecca Duncan shares powerful stories about our land and history.


North Shore Writers’ Association Writing Contest Awards Video
Tuesday, April 13 | 7:00pm-7:15pm
Tune in to see the North Shore Writers’ Association announce the winners of their 2021 Writing Contest


Lorna Crozier in Conversation with Shelagh Rogers
Wednesday, April 14 | 7:00pm-8:30pm
Join us for a spectacular evening of literary conversation! CBC Broadcaster, Shelagh Rogers, will interview award-winning author, Lorna Crozier. Lorna will be delighting us with a reading from her latest book, Through the Garden: A Love Story (With Cats).  Lorna will also be discussing her inspiration for the book as well as her process for memoir writing.


Black British Columbian History in Three Literary Forms: A Poem, an Essay, a Graphic Novel, with Wayde Compton
Thursday, April 15 | 7:00pm-8:30pm
Join us as we hear author Wayde Compton discuss Black British Columbian history through the different literary forms of his published works- poetry, non-fiction essay, and the graphic novel. Compton will read from all three, and discuss how the different approaches to the topic inform, or are informed by, the literary forms they take.


An Evening with Eden Robinson hosted by Rosanna Deerchild
Friday, April 16 | 7:00pm-8:00pm
Acclaimed author Eden Robinson discusses her latest novel, Return of the Trickster, with the host of CBC’s Unreserved, Rosanna Deerchild. Eden will discuss this highly anticipated finale to her bestselling Trickster Trilogy.


Writing for Young Adults with Eileen Cook and Jackie Bateman
Saturday, April 17 | 11:00am-12:30pm
In this workshop, two award winning multi-published authors will discuss what makes a novel YA (young adult). They will break down authentic characters, storytelling, and world-building for everything from contemporary stories to dystopian. Bring your questions, be ready to hear about this exciting market, and take home prompts and new ideas to get you writing. The session will be moderated by Sonia Garrett of the North Shore Writers Association. Sponsored by the North Shore Writers Association!


Virtual Literary Trivia Night with Host Grant Lawrence
Saturday, April 17 | 7:00pm-9:00pm
Test your mental mettle and compete for prizes and glory! Who will reign supreme at the 2021 Virtual Literary Trivia night with host Grant Lawrence?! Team Captains, gather your team of 3 to 6 to compete in a virtual roundhouse event. Only Team Captains should register for this event.