Explore a World of Ideas on Granville Island

Explore a World of Ideas on Granville Island

The 24th Vancouver International Writers & Readers Festival on Granville Island offers a world of ideas to explore. The Festival is your opportunity to attend readings, discussions, debates and poetry bashes, and to meet an eclectic array of  100 writers from Canada and around the world. Festival events will get you thinking, introduce you to new authors and, if your aspirations are to write, inspire your creativity.

Attending the events is just part of the Festival experience. We are thrilled that the Festival calls Granville Island home and that the island adds so much to our audiences’ enjoyment. An oasis in the heart of Vancouver, Granville Island’s location makes it ideal for the Festival.

Getting to Granville Island is convenient on public transit, and we recommend the water taxis as the ultimate way to get here.

We hope that you will take the time to explore while on Granville Island. Along with the wonderful public market, restaurants and cafés, there are many hidden shops, galleries and artist studios to discover. Be part of the excitement that permeates Granville Island during the six days of the Festival—enjoy!

Granville Island is managed on behalf of the Government of Canada by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). The Vancouver International Writers Festival is a proud cultural partner of CMHC Granville Island and is honoured to be a resident of this vibrant community.


The Vancouver International Writers & Readers Festival gratefully acknowledges Dockside Restaurant and the Granville Island Hotel for their generous contributions to this year’s Festival.


To East India Carpets for making our Festival stages beautiful.