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Don't Miss These Readings at the Vancouver International Writers and Readers Festival, Now Underway

Check out these not to miss events  at the  22nd Vancouver International Writers and Readers Festival. Tickets are still available.

The Tightrope: Four Authors Take the Stage to Demonstrate Convention-Defying Feats of Fiction.

Featuring Marie-Claire Blais, Leon Rooke, Micheal Turner, and Alexis Wright. Hosted by Aislinn Hunter. Beginning at 10 AM this Friday, October 23rd on the Granville Island Stage, this event looks to be thoroughly entertaining. It is always interesting to hear about authors who have managed to sucessfully break the mold.

Family Fugue: Ambitious Novelists Discuss Tackling the Issue of Family Relationships

Featuring Ashok Mathur, Michael Crummery, and Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer. Hosted by Anne Giardini. Also held at 10 AM this Friday, October 23rd, but located at Performance Works, these three inspired authors talk about how they managed to successfuly write about a topic as grand as family relationships. Each author provides a unique view in each one of their novels.

Thriller: Three Novelists Talk About Approaching This Offshoot Genre of the Crime Novel

Featuring William Deverell, James W. Nichol, and Edmundo Paz-Soldan. Hosted by Stephen E. Miller. Beginning at 10:30 AM this Saturday October 24th, you have tons of time to grab a coffee before heading to the Revue Theatre to catch this discussion. The novelists in this discussion each come from a different sub-genre of the crime thriller novel. I have always wanted to know what a "cyber-punk crime thriller" is anyways.


Adventures in Film: Writers Talk About Stories that Aren't Found Between Two Covers

Featuring Adnrea De Carlo, Shandi Mitchell, and Monique Proulx. Also on Saturday October 24th, this discussion by authors who also tell stories on film begins at 10:30 AM at the PTC Studio. Whether they were assistant directors turned novelists or authors transformed into directors, it will be interesting to hear these unique perspectives in a city known for its film industry. 


For more information about each of these events and many others, visit the VIWF website.
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