The 10th Anniversary Galiano Literary Festival Coming Up in 2019

The 2018 Literary Festival is now just a fond memory but never fear, we’re already starting to line up a stellar roster of authors for 2019.  Next year, the Galiano Literary Festival will be on February 22-24.  We’ll be celebrating our 10th anniversary and hope all of you can join us.  Visit this site often for updates as things start falling into place!  Or, just send your e-mail address us at, put “festival” in the subject line and we’ll send you regular e-mail updates as things develop!

2018 Galiano Island Literary Festival Brochure

It’s been nine years since we first had the idea of having a literary festival on Galiano Island for those who wanted to escape the throes of Olympic Fever in Vancouver, and what wonderful years they’ve been.


This year we are delighted to welcome back many authors who have been with us in years past including George Bowering, Charlie Demers, Theresa Kishkan, Tim Taylor and Audrey Thomas to name a few.We are also delighted to welcome many rising stars in the B.C. writing community including David Chariandy, Gurjinder Basran, Michael Harris, Ashley Little, and Leesa Dean, and to welcome many well established Canadian writers including Wayne Johnston, Michael Redhill, Kyo Maclear, and Jennifer Robson. Continue reading


(This is second of Galiano Island Books features on authors attending the 2018 Galiano Literary Festival February 23-25 on Galiano Island. Tix still available (250) 539-3340 or

The Galiano Island #LitFest is excited to welcome novelist Elle Wild.

Elle grew up in a dark, rambling farmhouse in the wilds of Canada where there was nothing to do but read Edgar Allan Poe and watch PBS mysteries. She is both an award-winning short filmmaker (Diary of an Alien, Swimming Lessons) and an award-winning author.


Pls enjoy Kris‘ inteview w/ ElleContinue reading

2018 FEATURED AUTHOR: George Bowering

(This is first of Galiano Island Books features on authors attending the 2018 Galiano Literary Festival February 23-25 on Galiano Island. Tix still available (250) 539-3340 or

#LitFest welcomes back Friend of the Festival George Bowering, Canada’s first Poet Laureate.

George Bowering at Galiano Island Literary Festival

George Bowering (photo by Kris Krüg)

After serving as an aerial photographer in the Royal Canadian Air Force, Bowering earned a BA in English and an MA in history at the University of British Columbia, where he became one of the co-founders of the avant-garde poetry magazine TISH. He has taught literature at the University of Calgary, the University of Western Ontario, and Simon Fraser University, and he continues to act as a Canadian literary ambassador at international conferences and readings.

Pls enjoy Kris‘ interview w/ George… Continue reading

GALLERY: George Bowering

2017 FEATURED AUTHOR: Jim Hoggan – I’m Right and You’re an Idiot

(This is fifth of Galiano Island Books features on authors and artists attending the 2017 Galiano Literary Festival February 17-19th on Galiano Island. Tix for festival and writing workshops still available (250) 539-3340 or

We’re so excited to welcome James Hoggan to the Galiano Literary Festival. Climate and the environment are HOT issues and Jim’s experiences and insights make him a world leader on the topics.


He has been trained by Al Gore as part of The Climate Reality Project, an initiative designed to educate the public about climate change. He’s also the Chair of the David Suzuki Foundation, an executive member of the Urban Development Institute and Future Generations and a Trustee of the Dalai Lama Centre for Peace and Education. Continue reading