Download #LitFest 2019 Program, Schedule & Guide

(Download the Galiano Literary Festival 2019 Progam for all the information on the Festival this year. Email Lee Trentadue if you have any further questions. Tickets are available at Galiano Island Books 250-539-3340)

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!

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Tickets Now Available!!! click “Tickets” tab for more information


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

2017 Workshops @ Galiano Literary Festival

Galiano Literary Festival 2015 - Photo by Kris Krug

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

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It has begun!


Feb 19, 20 & 21st

The festival is in full swing as of this afternoon with our 3 intimate and informative workshops kicking off what is to be an exciting 7th year!

There are tickets still available to the author readings and only select few available for the always entertaining Authors Dinner on Saturday evening.

We are all set up at the Galiano Oceanfront Inn with all of our authors books for sale and are ready for an awesome weekend!!

Happy Litfest!


Only 1 more day!



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!!