Donate to the Festival

Help us to bring the best Canadian and International authors to BC audiences!

Your gift allows us to nurture new literary talent by presenting emerging writers together with established writers from around the world. Support our Spreading the Word education program and encourage literacy and a love of reading and writing.

Click here to open the Secure Online Donation Giving Form window. A membership will not be issued.

Festival Friend: up to $99

  • a tax receipt for the full value of your gift.

New Edition Friend: $100 - $249 (or $8 - $20 monthly)

  • a tax receipt for the full value of your gift
  • recognition of your support in the Festival program guide and in Ink, the VWF e-newsletter
  • a complimentary Festival poster, upon request

First Edition Friend: $250 - $499 (or $20 - $40 monthly)

  • all of the above, plus:
  • a two-for-one voucher for a VWF special event of your choice.

Limited Edition Friend: $500 - $999 (or $40 - $80 monthly)

  • all of the above, plus:
  • an invitation to the Festival's Opening Reception
  • two complimentary tickets to a VWF special event of your choice.

Special Edition Friend: $1,000 - $2,499 (or $80 - $200 monthly)

  • all of the above, plus:
  • a signed book by a Festival author of your choice
  • the option of reserved seating at the Festival's Literary Cabaret, Sunday Brunch and Afternoon Tea; be sure to call the Festival office, 604 681 6330 ext.0, to reserve seats after you have purchased your tickets.

Bestseller Friend: $2,500 - $4,999 (or $200 - $400 monthly)

  • all of the above, plus:
  • four complimentary tickets to VWF special events
  • access to the Author Hospitality Suite
  • complimentary valet parking while attending weekend Festival events on Granville Island

Classic Friend: $5,000+

  • In addition to the benefits listed above, personalized recognition packages are available for donations at this level.


Your bequest to the Vancouver Writers Fest will help us continue to offer literary events with the world's best writers and programs that encourage and inspire children to read and write. For more information on leaving a gift in your will, please contact Ann McDonell at 604 681 630 ext.104.


The Vancouver Writers Fest now accepts donations of publicly traded securities and bequests. Capital gains taxes have been eliminated on direct donations of publicly traded securities to registered charities. This means donating appreciated securities will save you substantially more in taxes than giving the equivalent in cash. Please contact Ann McDonell, Director of Marketing & Development, via email or by phone at 604 681 6330 ext.104 to discuss these options.


Canada Helps

Donate Now Through! Great news! CanadaHelps now accepts gifts of securities online. With the elimination of capital gains on donations of publically traded securities last year, gifts of securities are now the most tax efficient way to make a charitable donation...and a great way for donors to make a greater impact with their gift.

It's easy - both for donors and charities. Once a donor has completed the online process and the shares have been sold, the donor receives their tax receipt and the charity receives the funds. It's just that simple. To find out more about how it works, visit CanadaHelps.


Charitable registration #: 12260 5678 RR0001.