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17th Annual Presenting a World of Words on Granville Island October 19-24 2004 includes La joie de lire events in French
The Vancouver International Writers (and Readers) Festival  a world of words

Corporate and government support

Title Support

Granville Island


Government Support

Canadian Heritage

We acknowledge the financial assistance received from the Government of Canada through Arts Presentation Canada and the Book Publishing Industry Development Program, Department of Canadian Heritage.

Human Resources Development Canada
Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

Canada Council

The Canada Council for the Arts—Writing and Publishing Section
We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $20.3 million in writing and publishing throughout Canada.
Nous remercions de son soutien le Conseil des Arts du Canada, qui a investi 20,3 millions de dollars l'an dernier dans les lettres et l'édition à travers le Canada.

BC Arts Council

The Province of British Columbia through the BC Arts Council and the BC Gaming and Policy Enforcement Branch.

The British Council

City of Vancouver
City of Vancouver

Repulique Francaise

Creative NZ

Corporate Sponsors

Bestseller $5,000+

HarperCollins CanadaLtd

Raincoast Books

Random House

The Scotia Private Client Group

First Edition $2,500+

CaldwellTimber West

Volunteer Program Sponsor

Penguin Books Canada

Writers Services Sponsor

In-Kind Sponsors

Celestial Seasonings

Granville Island Brewing

Hangar 18 Creative Group

Calona Vineyards

Granville Island Hotel


Rogers AT&T Wireless

Media Sponsors

The Vancouver Sun

CBC Radio One      CBC Radio Two

CBC TV CBC radio-canada

CBC radio-canada

Spreading the Word Sponsors

Bestseller $5,000+





First Edition $2,500+




Chris Spencer Foundation
Alan and Margaret Eyre Foundation
F.K. Morrow Foundation
The McLean Foundation

Vancouver Foundation


Corporate Support

First Edition $2,500+
Duthie Books

Limited Edition $1,000+
Bolder Investment Partners, Ltd.
Canaccord Capital
Canreal Management Corporation
Davis & Company
DS Management
Phillips, Hager & North
Westwood Creative Artists Ltd.

First Edition $500+
H.B. Fenn and Company, Ltd.
Thomas Allen & Son Limited

Special Edition $250+
Kate Walker & Company Ltd.

New Edition $100+
Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
Harbour Publishing Co. Ltd.
Image Group
Linda Robbins Inc.
Kids Can Press
Sanders & MacMillan Ltd.
Schloss Enterprises Ltd.
Women in Print
W.O. Mitchell Ltd.

Travel Assistance
Australia Council for the Arts
Brick Books Inc.
Charles Taylor Foundation
Consul général de France
Cormorant Books Inc.
Danish Literature Centre
Dominique et companie
Douglas & McIntyre Publishing Group
Éditions courte echelle
Fifth House Publishers
FILI – Finnish Literature Information Centre
Finnish Government
Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes of Mexico
Government of France/Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Greystone Books
Groundwood Books
Harbour Publishing
HarperCollinsCanada Ltd.
House of Anansi Press Inc.
Key Porter Books
Kids Can Press Ltd.
Knopf Canada
Les Éditions Québec Amérique
McArthur & Company
McClelland & Stewart Ltd.
Milkweed Editions
Penguin Group Canada
Raincoast Books
Random House Canada
Scholastic Canada Ltd.
Time Warner Books UK
The Betty & Ralph Gustafson Chair of Poetry at Malaspina University-College
Thomas Allen Publishers
Tundra Books
University of California Press

In-kind Donors
Canada Safeway
Canadian Linen and Uniform Services
Canadian Springs
Daniel Le Chocolat Belge
Dig This
Duso’s Foods
False Creek Ferries
Fraser Valley Juice and Salad Bar
Freybe Sausage Ltd.
Granville Island Florist
Kaisereck Deli
Kharma Kitchen
Kichi Sushi
La Baguette et L’echalote
Laurelle’s Fine Foods
Lee’s Donuts
Les Amis du Fromage
Monte Cristo Bakery
Muffin Granny
Okanagan Wine Shop
Olde World Fudge Co. Ltd.
Organic Connection
Origins Coffee Company Ltd.
Oxford University Press
Pane et Fromaggio
Pizza Pizzaz
Planet Veg
Plum Clothing
Que Pasa Mexican Foods
Ralph’s Produce
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
Scholastic Canada
Seafood City
Secret Garden
Stuart’s Bakery
Sunrise Produce
Terra Breads
The Cat’s Meow
The Lazy Gourmet
The Milkman
The Salmon Shop
The Vancouver Club
Toseki Entertainment Ltd.
Unisource Paper