We are pleased to announce that as the next step in its evolution, we are forming a society whose board will run the Galiano Literary Festival in future years. This is a complex task and as a result the festival will not be held in 2020, but keep looking for announcements as we get the society board in place and they make plans for 2021!
Ten years ago, in the midst of the Vancouver Winter Olympics, we launched the Galiano Literary Festival for those wanting to escape the Olympic Fever in Vancouver.
Each year since then we’ve been very fortunate to attract an increasingly wide range of outstanding first-time and returning authors, and this year is no exception!
Our current group of authors span the spectrum of nonfiction and fiction titles. They include memoirists and biographers Darrell McLeod, Rosemary Sullivan, Andrea Warner, Anna Porter, and Rebecca Wigod, environmental writers Paulene Le Bel, Sarah Cox, and Des Kennedy, essayist John Knox, poets, George Bowering, Randall Maggs, and Susan Gillis, and a whole spectrum of novelists and short story writers including many well-known writers as well as many rising stars.
We’re confident that after your weekend of hearing these great voices you’ll be growing that stack of “must read” books on your bedside table even higher!
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 year, there will be four workshops on Friday, February 17th. Entering Poetry by Sandy Martin, Memoirabilia by Miji Campbell, Flash Fiction by Audrey Thomas, and Write Your Memoir by Bill Schermbrucker. Details including schedule and cost for each workshop below. Space is very limited. To register pls contact us: (250) 539-3340 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Only one more day until the 7th Annual Galiano Literary Festival kicks off!
Have you purchased your tickets yet?
Contact Galiano Island Books at 250-539-3340!
Tickets are selling fast and this year is shaping up to be yet another exciting and successful festival filled with fabulous authors, informative workshops and a great way to spend a weekend away on beautiful Galiano Island!!