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B.C. writers galore at VWF

September 08th, 2021

In its upcoming hybrid mix of in-person and digital events, the Vancouver Writers Fest features a diverse line-up of authors and poets from across Canada and other countries, including many from B.C., the week of October 18 – 24.

This year’s guest curator, Ontario-based Lawrence Hill, known for his 2007 novel The Book Of Negroes (HarperCollins) will participate in a number of events including an in-person interview with award-winning poet, Chantal Gibson (right) about her latest collection with/holding (Caitlin, 2021) that examines the representation of Blackness in popular culture.

Gibson will also be appearing in the ever-popular Poetry Bash, also a live event this year. Hosted by Aislinn Hunter, the lineup includes the prolific poet and Kwantlen First Nations member, Joseph Dandurand (Sh:lam); writer, poet and producer Billeh Nickerson (Duct-Taped Roses); Port Moody poet and critic Rob Taylor, who launches his fourth collection Strangers; Métis writer and Room Magazine editor Molly Cross-Blanchard; and Bertrand Bickersteth, whose collection The Response of Weeds is a CBC Poetry Book of the Year.

For a complete list of more than 70 events this year, please visit:



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