Resources for Writers and Readers

Presenting a small listing of important resources. Note that this listing will grow as we grow.

 

ORGANIZATIONS & FEDERATIONS

Federation of BC Writers - Providing support and assistance to its members, and writers across the province of British Columbia, Canada.

Canadian Authors  - Metro Vancouver

League of Canadian Poets

BC Alliance for Arts & Culture

CITY ORGANIZATIONS

Royal City Literary Arts Society

GENERAL RESOURCE

ABC Bookworld - Extensive reference information for books and authors pertaining to British Columbia, including an on-line archive of BC BookWorld, Canada's largest-circulation independent publication about books. 

BC Bookworld - Canada's largest-circulation independent publication about literature.

BC Booklook - Exclusively for and about the literary culture of British Columbia, the province of Canada, a reference site and news service is provided and managed by Alan Twigg

Read Local BC - Launched in 2015 by the Association of Book Publishers of BC, Read Local BC is a project that celebrates the vibrant community of authors, publishers, bookstores, and libraries that make up our province’s literary landscape.

 

FESTIVALS

North Shore Writers Festival

Whistler Writers Festival

Vancouver Writers Fest

LitFest New Westminster

Surrey International Writers Conference

Jewish Book Festival

Verses Festival of Words

Creative Ink Festival

Indian Summer Festival

Word Vancouver

Growing Room: A Feminist Literary Festival

WRITERS GROUPS

Most writers groups have listings on the Federation of BC Writers - please click here to view their comprehensive listing.

 

READING SERIES

Thank you to Poets Corner for the beginnings of this extensive list.

Poets Corner is a friendly and welcoming reading series where both emerging and established poets can showcase their work. It is also the perfect forum for fans who unabashedly love poetry.

Dead Poets Reading Series @ Vancouver Public Library http://www.deadpoetslive.com/

Holy Wow Poetry @ Maple Ridge https://holywowpoetry.com/

Incite is a free reading series presented by the Vancouver Writers Fest and the Vancouver Public Library. https://writersfest.bc.ca/programs/incite/

Poetry in the Park (July August) @ New Westminster https://poetryinthepark.com

Surrey Muse @ Surrey BC https://surreymuse.wordpress.com/

The Writer's Studio @ SFU http://www.sfu.ca

 

 

BC Book Stores

The book store is making a comeback! This section will likely grow and have its own page eventually. Send us your book store information, click here

Armchair Books, Whistler, BC
Tomes & Tales, Pitt Meadows, BC

Little Sisters Book & Art Emporium, Vancouver, BC

Massy Books

 

ONLINE MAGAZINES AND JOURNALS OF NOTE

The Walrus - The Walrus Foundation is a Canadian charitable non-profit with an educational mandate. We support Canadian writers, artists, and ideas; create forums for conversations vital to Canadians; and train Canada’s future leaders in journalism, publishing, and the non-profit sector.

Quill & Quire - The magazine of the Canadian book trade. A print edition, published 10 times per year and online updates, featuring up-to-the-minute industry news, regular listings of new book deals, award nominations and wins, personnel changes, and more.

 

BC Book Publishers

Anvil Press

Arsenal Pulp Press

Caitlin Press

Creekstone Press

Douglas & McIntyre (2013) Ltd.

Greystone Books Ltd.

Hancock House

Harbour Publishing

Heritage Group of Publishers

McKellar & Martin Publishing Group Limited

Midtown Press

New Star Books

Nightwood Editions

Now Or Never Publishing

Oolichan Books

Orca Book Publishers

Promontory Press

Ronsdale Press

Royal BC Museum

Self-Counsel Press

SFU Creative Writing

Sono Nis Press

Talonbooks

Theytus Books

Tradewind Books

UBC Press

 

LITERARY EVENT CALENDARS

A list of calendar links in case we miss one!

Federation of BC Writers Calendar

Pandora's Collective has a nice calendar here