Word Vancouver brings five days of authors, readings, exhibits, and more

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      After 19 years of Word on the Street, organizers of the annual literary free-for-all have picked a new name for their event: Word Vancouver. The spirit remains the same, however, even as the fest spreads across an unprecedented five days on the calendar, from Wednesday to Sunday (September 25 to 29). The biggest day is still the last one, boasting author readings, panel discussions, and exhibits covering the written word in all its forms—not to mention live music and performances. As always, this unfolds in and around Library Square (300 West Georgia Street) and is free of charge.

      The days before that final blowout will see everything from a chapbook-making workshop at the Carnegie Centre (401 Main Street, on Thursday [September 26]) to a series of workshops on writing and publishing at the Vancouver Public Library’s central branch (300 West Georgia Street, on Saturday [September 28]).

      For the full schedule, visit the Word Vancouver website.



      Alan Layton

      Sep 29, 2013 at 2:54pm

      Hopefully people still went on the final, despite the awful weather. Choosing late September for an outdoor event is not exactly a good idea.