VIWF Hot Sheet #1

Our apologies for sending out the coded version of the Hot Sheet yesterday. Hopefully this version is much more legible. – The VIWF

Hot Sheet #1!
your source of writers festival wisdom
Tuesday/Wednesday Edition

Selected Writers Festival Events with Tickets Available


17 – Le bien l’emporte sur le mal | 13 h | Waterfront

Des mondes imaginaires et intemporels donnant lieu à des prophéties, des quêtes et des luttes pour vaincre les forces du mal s’articulent autour des deux séries de livres : La série Darhan écrite par Sylvain Hotte et la saga d’ Elaine Arsenault, L’or des Gitans.

20 – Living With Death | 8pm | Waterfront
Lisa Moore, Debra Adelaide and Bonnie Burnard discuss death, dying, life after death and the necessity of embracing the one sure thing in life.


24 – Some Words on Film | 10am | Performance Works
How do novelists approach writing for the screen, or how do screenwriters work to create a story without pictures? This event features two storytellers who work with both forms.

25 – La vraie vie ou l’imaginaire? | 10 h | Waterfront
Le monde décrit par Elaine Arsenault comporte une étrange prophétie, un sorcier affreux, de dangereux pirates, un cheval au grand coeur-et de solides amitiés. Le monde dont François Barcelo parle-familles, grands-parents, ados-peut ressembler plus concrètement à nos propres vies.

28 – Du 13E siècle à aujourd’hui – en 90 minutes | 13 h | Revue Theatre
Il y a de nombreuses façons d’être courageux.  Les personnages des livres de François Barcelo et de Sylvain Hotte, dont l’histoire se déroule au 13e siècle en Mongolie et au 21e siècle au Canada, sont courageux de diverses autres façons.

At time of printing, tickets are also available for Events 16, 23, 24, 25.

Looking Ahead…Writers Festival Highlights


37 – The Tightrope | 10am | Granville Island (GI) Stage
A morning of exuberant envelope-pushing from convention-defying authors.

42 – Building Blocks, Starting Blocks | 1pm | GI Stage
Four writers, including Joseph Boyden, talk about weaving the elements of fiction into a creative work.


50 – Almost Fatal Attraction | 10:30am | Performance Works
An exploration of the thin line between adoration and ownership, excitement and danger. A thrilling way to begin your weekend!

58 – Polyphony | 8pm | Waterfront
Sample some great reads as seven fine writers read from their new works.


64 – The Afternoon Tea | 3:30pm | Performance Works
Tea and tales from a diverse selection of Festival authors.

66 – Peter Mansbridge | 8pm | Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage
Peter Mansbridge, CBC’s Chief Correspondent, delivers this year’s Bill Duthie Memorial Lecture.

Other Events on Granville Island This Week

Open Mic Night! | 6:30pm | AGRO CAFÉ
Two Literary Nights – Friday and Saturday (October 23rd and 24th)
Your chance to share your writing with Vancouver’s literary community!
Open mic sign up at 6pm.

To purchase tickets for any Writers Festival event, visit our office (1398 Cartwright Street) or contact Vancouver Tix at 604-629-8849 or Day of tickets are available at the door.

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