Spreading the Word Video Resources

Spreading the Word videos online – an educational resource that brings the Vancouver Writers Fest into your classroom. 

Spreading the Word events at the Vancouver Writers Fest feature exciting and inspiring writers from around the world, on stage in interactive events for grades K – 12. Now your students can experience the Festival online.

View VWF events with Canadian and international authors talking about their writing process, where they get their ideas, and discussing a diverse range of subjects including global warming, sturgeon conservation, growing up as an outsider, a canine detective and penguin colonies in Antarctica.


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Two in the Morning

Bill Richardson 

Chieri Uegaki

Suitable for grades K-3


Big Fish

Maggie de Vries

Suitable for grades 2-6



From Your Backyard to Antarctica

Évelyne Daigle 

Margriet Ruurs

Suitable for grades 4-7


Out of Africa

Brian Keating 

Graeme Base

Suitable for grades 4-8


Reality Meets Fantasy

Andrea Spalding

Suitable for grades 6-9



Between the Covers

Jaclyn Moriarty 

Tessa McWatt

Suitable for grades 8-10


From Page to Stage

Stephan Cloutier  

Dennis Foon

Suitable for grades 8-12


Stand Up for Change

Severn Cullis-Suzuki

Suitable for grades 8-12




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