October 17, 2013

The Vancouver Writers Fest 2013 (Vancouver)

As it has for the past 25 years, the Vancouver Writers Fest will revisit Granville Island for six days in October to share books, readings, thoughts, perspectives and self.  This year from October 22 to 27, the Vancouver Writers Festival will host over 100 Canadian and international authors of adult, children's and young adult books.  For more details, check out their website at http://www.writersfest.bc.ca/

Below I've listed most of the children's and young adult authors scheduled to appear during the upcoming festival:

  • Dan Bar-el, author of Dream Boats, That One Spooky Night, Things are Looking Grimm, Jill
  • Rachelle Delaney, author of The Metro Dogs of Moscow, The Ship of Lost Souls, and The Lost Souls of Island X
  • Rhéa Dufresne, l'auteure de Arachnéa
  • Frank B. Edwards, author of Bug, A Dog Called Dad, Frogger and a biography of Robert Munsch
  • Deborah Ellis, author of fiction and non-fiction, including Looks Like Daylight: Voices of Indigenous Kids, My Name is Parvana, The Heaven Shop, and The Breadwinner
  • Cary Fagan, children's fiction author of Oy Feh So?, Mr. Zinger's Hat, The Boy in the Box and The Fortress of Kaspar Snit 
  • Julie Flett, author of Wild Berries/Pakwa Che Menisu, Owls See Clearly at Night/Lii Yiiboo Nayaapiwak lii Swer: A Michif Alphabet/L'Alfabet Di Michif
  • Tomson Highway, author of Caribou Song, and numerous adult books
  • Shar Levine, non-fiction author of Scary Science: 25 Creepy Experiments, Snowy Science, and Hockey Science: 25 Winning Experiments
  • Elizabeth MacLeod, children's non-fiction author of A History of Just About Everything, Bones Never Lie: How Forensics Helps Solve History's Mysteries, Royal Murder: The Deadly Intrigue of Ten Sovereigns and Everything But the Kitchen Sink
  • Ashley Spires, author and illustrator of Larf, Small Saul, Binky the Space Cat and Binky Under Pressure
  • Kathy Stinson, author of The Man With the Violin, Highway of Heroes, and What Happened to Ivy
  • Meg Tilly, children's author of A Taste of Heaven and Porcupine  
  • Teresa Toten, YA author of The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B, The Taming, and Me and the Blondes 
  • Eric Walters, picture book and middle-grade fiction author of My Name is Blessing, The Matatu, Camp X, and Between Heaven and Earth 
  • Frieda Wishinsky, picture book and non-fiction author of A History of Just About Everything, Everything But the Kitchen Sink: Weird Stuff You Didn't Know about Food, Give Maggie a Chance, Canadian Flyer Adventures series, and Where Are You Bear?

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