The Word Vancouver festival is set for its 2016 edition with a massively inclusive lineup of authors, appearing at venues around town from Wednesday to Sunday (September 21 to 25).
The Straight asked a group of these distinguished writers to tell us about their most memorable reading experiences. Which books put a stamp on their imaginations early on? Which ones revealed to them the full powers of the written word?
The Georgia Straight: A 50th Anniversary Celebration Book
This beautifully produced coffee-table book brings together over 100 of Georgia Straight's iconic covers, along with short essays, insider details and contributor reflections, putting each of these issues of the publication into its historical context.