Real Vancouver was conceived and launched in two furious weeks leading up to the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.
It had become clear to many people that there was an insufficient amount of literary programming during that global moment and we were determined to showcase Vancouver’s vast literary talent on the world stage.
We partnered with W2 Community Media Arts Society to showcase the work of 44 writers over 4 weeks in February 2010.
Real Vancouver continues to this day.
We have hosted nearly 100 writers from across Canada including established and emerging writers alike.
Real Vancouver Writers’ Series has also produced several ‘firsts’ in the Vancouver literary scene.
We produced the initial Giller Light Bash Vancouver in 2011 in partnership with Frontier College as well as the very first Griffin Vancouver event in 2012 in partnership with the Griffin Poetry Trust.
Real Vancouver also produced Literary Death Match Vancouver episodes 1 & 2.
Here’s some examples of our event posters: