Vancouver Writers Fest Accolades

“I had the best time. Everything was beautifully orchestrated, from getting picked up at the airport to being escorted to my events to the facilitating of the camaraderie among the writers. The events were nicely curated, well hosted and beautifully attended.  Granville Island, with its galleries, shops, restaurants, market and vibe, is such an excellent place to show off Vancouver to festival participants. Don't change anything.”

Cathy Marie Buchanan
2013 Festival author




“I’m not surprised the Festival was so successful. You were running a very tight ship: from the volunteer who picked me up at the airport (and she must’ve been custom-chosen – she spoke Polish!), to the sold-out readings (sold-out readings?!) to the beautiful hotel accommodations.  And on top of it all, I got to spend some time with fellow authors. My events were probably one of the best experiences I’ve had since the book came out – seeing dozens of people in the audience reminded me why all that emotional hardship (hello, Drunk Mom!) was worth it.”

Jowita Bydlowska
2013 Festival author



“There's every reason to go to the Vancouver Writers Fest. The city is beautiful and welcoming, the Festival is chock full of interesting people and the kindest, most attentive staff you'll find anywhere.
Between events you can rent a bike and have a little urban adventure surrounded by gorgeous scenery. The seafood rivals Seattle's. There's nothing not to like about the VWF.”

George Packer
2013 Festival author




“The VWF was like walking into a well-orchestrated hug. The whole of Granville Island seemed to be solely devoted to the Festival and its authors, which makes for a heady experience indeed. The indefatigable volunteers, the superb hosts, the venues and most certainly the appreciative audiences will be called upon in my memory when the days are grey and the writing lurches awkwardly from word to word. 'Keep at it, make it sing, and maybe one day you'll be asked back . . .'”

Teresa Toten
2013 Festival author


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