2018 North Shore Writers Festival

It's back! The North Shore’s three library systems are proud to announce the 19th Annual North Shore Writers Festival, set to take place April 20 and 21 at West Vancouver Memorial Library (1950 Marine Drive, West Vancouver).

Over the two-day event, festival goers can enjoy a variety of programs, author presentations, and social engagements that celebrate local literary talent. 

This year’s headlining authors are:

  • Canadian crime fiction legend William Deverell, who will read from his latest thrilling novel, Whipped, and discuss his unusual career from journalist to trial lawyer to writer to become one of Canada’s most prolific novelists.
  • Pat Carney, a former politician with an illustrious career, discusses her short-story collection, On Island: Life Among the Coast Dwellers, which is noted on top BC Books Bestseller lists despite a lack of the elements deemed ‘essential’ to success.
  • Scotiabank Giller Prize finalist Timothy Taylor will discuss the intriguing research and editing process he undertook in the creation of his latest acclaimed novel, The Rule of Stephens. 
Rounding out the festival line-up is a North Shore Writers’ Association workshop with local authors Bernice Lever, Sonia Garrett, and Sanford Osler, a Literary Trivia Quiz Night complete with popcorn and refreshments (19+), a free light lunch and Writers Café, a literary Marketplace and Local Author Book Fair. Festival attendees can cap-off their weekend and a closing reception, hosted by the fantastic festival regular, JJ Lee.
All sessions are free but make sure to arrive early to secure seating! More information at