The 24th Annual North Shore Writers Festival takes place April 27-29 LIVE and IN PERSON at West Vancouver Memorial Library.

Join us for a three fantastic days of literary events and conversations! Registration is required. Click the links below to learn more.

Traditional Welcome | 24th Annual North Shore Writers Festival Opening

Thursday, April 27 | 5:30pm

The 24th Annual North Shore Writers Festival kicks off with a Traditional Welcome to the Territory with Tsitsáyxemaat Rebecca Duncan.

Billy-Ray Belcourt in Conversation with Selina Boan

Thursday, April 27 | 5:45pm-7:00pm

Billy-Ray Belcourt joins Selina Boan for a discussion on his most recent book, A Minor Chorus.

“Cold Case BC” & the Popularity of True Crime with Eve Lazarus

Thursday, April 27 | 7:15pm-8:30pm

Join Eve Lazarus and John Ackermann as they discuss Lazarus’ book, “Cold Case BC: The Stories Behind the Province’s Most Intriguing Murder and Missing Persons Cases”, and the rise in popularity of True Crime!

Literary Trivia Night with Host Grant Lawrence

Friday, April 28 | 7:00pm-9:30pm
*Doors at 6:30pm

Test your mental mettle! Compete for prizes and glory at the North Shore Writers Festival’s Literary Trivia night with author and CBC host Grant Lawrence! Grant Lawrence returns for his 10th and FINAL North Shore Writers Festival Trivia Quiz hosting gig.

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

From Conception to Completion: The Process of Writing with the Janine Cross, Wiley Wei-Chiun Ho, and Frances Peck

Saturday, April 29 | 12:30pm-1:45pm

How do writers transform the spark of a great idea into a finished work? There’s a surprising variety of practices and habits that work (and some that don’t). Three panelists from the North Shore Writers’ Association will share their process, including how they generate ideas, form writerly habits, and revise toward completion. The panel will also take questions from the floor- bring your questions!

Sponsored by the North Shore Writers’ Association.

Taking the Private to the Public in Playwriting

Saturday, April 29 | 2:00pm-3:15pm

Acclaimed actor and playwright Jill Daum will discuss how playwriting helped her move through heartbreak to healing with her husband’s early onset Alzheimer’s diagnosis. Jill will also talk about how the Mom’s the Word collective transforms their personal conundrums into public entertainment.

Sponsored by the North Shore Writers’ Association.

Leigh Joseph in Conversation with Eden Fine Day

Saturday, April 29 | 3:30pm-4:45pm

Author & ethnobotanist Leigh Joseph provides an insightful look into her life with Indigenous plants. With journalist Eden Fine Day.

Janie Chang in Conversation with Evelyn Lau

Saturday, April 29 | 5:00pm-6:15pm

Join Janie Chang, best-selling historical fiction writer, and Evelyn Lau for a thrilling look into Janie’s latest novel The Porcelain Moon: A Novel of France, the Great War, and Forbidden Love.

Writers and Readers Closing Reception

Saturday, April 29 | 6:30pm-7:30pm

Join us for refreshments and mingle with fellow festival-goers. Featuring music, door prizes and the announcement of the winner of the North Shore Writers’ Association’s writing contest.