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Award-winning authors dazzle at Writers Festival

The Vancouver International Writers & Readers Festival wrapped up this week, with 60 per cent of events at near capacity attendance and more than 13,000 people in the audiences over the six...

Festival bringing 100 international and Canadian authors to Vancouver today

The Vancouver International Writers & Readers Festival opens tomorrow (Tuesday, October 19), and brings to Vancouver some of the biggest names in writing in the world. Over six days, from October...

VIWF: Jane Urquhart, author of "Sanctuary Line"

Urquhart’s new novel, "Sanctuary Line," is a meditation on war, poetry, the family, betrayal, immigration, and the Monarch butterfly.

Stevie Cameron, author of "On The Farm," tells a gruesome tale of Robert Pickton's Vancouver

An interview with Stevie Cameron, author of "On The Farm", the bestselling new book about serial killer Robert Pickton. For Part Two, click on headline.

One Book, One Vancouver loses its local connection

By going to the edge of the galaxy for the 2010 One Book, One Vancouver title, the Vancouver Public Library lost its local connection.

I Was a Child of Holocaust Survivors

It was completely arresting and so innovative with its narrative and take on these issues.

The American

The American, starring George Clooney, was actually pretty awesome.

Tickets for Vancouver Writers Festival on sale today

Tickets for events at the Vancouver International Writers & Readers Festival go on sale to the public today (Wednesday, Sept. 8). The Writers Festival is set for Oct. 19 to 24 on Granville Island...

Hamlet's Blackberry

Why continuous electronic connectivity isn't a good thing...

Writers Festival to host a remarkable literary line up

The Vancouver International Writers & Readers Festival, rated in July by the Canadian Tourism Commission as the number one literary festival in all of Canada, will present some of the biggest...