Word Vancouver: Inspiring Words

Bif Naked

What: Book Festival
When: September 21 – 25
Where: Vancouver, BC, Canada

Why: Attend readings, workshops, panels and writing consultations. A sampling:

  • Get It Out: A Writer’s Guide to the Submissions of Literary Works for Publication with Jami Macarty
  • Family as Inspiration: A Fiction Workshop with Simon Choa-Johnston.
  • Taking Control of Your Own Marketing with Trevor Battye and Suzanne Norman
  • Starting Your Story with Marion Crook
  • Writing From Within: Memoir and Identity. Presented by Hapa-palooza. With Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall, Betsy Warland, Naomi Wakan, and Brandy Lien-Worrall. Moderated by Anna Ling Kaye.
  • Inclusive Magazine Publishing: Barriers and Strategies for Writers and Publishers. Presented by the Magazine Association of BC. With Jónína Kirton, Chelene Knight, and Elee Kraljii Gardiner. Moderated by Jen Sookfong Lee.

Lynn Johnston

With: Bif Naked, Ujjal Dosanjh, Lynn Johnston, Garry Gottfriedson, Anosh Irani

In the words of the organizers: This is Word Vancouver, Western Canada’s largest celebration of literacy and reading. Held during the last week of September at various venues throughout the city, our festival promotes books and authors with free exhibits, performances, and hands-on activities for a wide range of ages and interests.


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