Hal Wake Talks about the Vancouver Writers Festival 2013

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This past week I had the pleasure of sitting down with Artistic Director Hal Wake to discuss the 2013 edition of the Vancouver Writers Festival.

The Festival is the highlight of the year in terms of annual literary events in Vancouver and it is an immense production that brings some of the best writers from all over Canada and the world to Vancouver.

For more about this year’s festival and how to get tickets please check out the website for the Vancouver Writers Festival.

Here’s a brief breakdown of what the VWF is and does:

For the past 25 years, the Writers Fest has enriched our imaginations and the culture of our city and has touched and inspired thousands of lives by creating a forum for authors to connect with readers and by offering a vibrant exchange of ideas and conversation.

The Festival is a celebration of story, told by authors, poets, spoken word performers, and graphic novelists. For six days in October, this celebration takes place in the cultural oasis of Granville Island, and continues throughout the year with the Incite reading series at the VPL, special events with leading writers and the Spreading the Word education programs at Lower Mainland schools and in small BC communities.

Sean Cranbury is the Executive Editor of Books on the Radio. He's also Founder and Creative Director of the Real Vancouver Writers' Series. Sean is General Manager at the legendary Storm Crow Tavern and consults with literary arts organizations on digital communications strategies.

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