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22nd North Shore Writers Festival returns with stacked lineup

The three North Shore libraries have come together to present the five day event which includes award winning writers from across Canada.
The North Shore Writers Festival is back this year, with both virtual and in-person offerings from Canada's finest writers.

The North Shore’s premier literature festival returns online this year, celebrating its 22nd year of sharing stories which reflect and represent the diverse north shore community.

Established in 2000, the North Shore Writers Festival will be held virtually this year from April 26 to 30, with all three North Shore libraries coming together to present a lineup of award-winning writers from across Canada.

Events during the festival include: Kim Thúy, author of Em, in conversation with CBC journalist Margaret Gallagher; award-winning author David A. Robertson talks with Michael Redhead Champagne about The Misewa Saga, a fantasy with Indigenous influences, and writing for young readers; and local author and Dayne Ogilvie Prize winner Amber Dawn is in conversation with Jen Sookfong Lee about her latest book My Art Is Killing Me and Other Poems.

The festival’s annual trivia night also returns in person this year, held on Friday April 29 at the West Vancouver Memorial Library. This year’s event is hosted by author and CBC presenter Grant Lawrence, who will preside over teams competing for ultimate literary glory and prizes.

While all events are free to attend, registration is required. More information about the festival can be found at the North Shore Writers Festival.