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September 27-October 1, 2017
Victoria Festival of Authors

Victoria Festival of Authors 2016

It’s happening! Victoria Festival of Authors launches September 21, 2016 with a fantastic lineup of local and national authors. Join us as readers and writers celebrate words and engage with ideas. Listen to inspiring readings, check out the diverse voices on discussion panels, or attend workshops to develop your own craft. Don’t miss the Festival Gala at City Hall Saturday night with Carmen Aguirre,  Steven Price, Aaron Cully Drake, and Irina Kovalyova. It’s all right here. In downtown Victoria.



Our evening readings can be thought of as poetry and story time for adults. Meet your favourite authors from at home and away, close your eyes, and let their words jump from the page into your imagination.

Discussion Panels

Discussion Panels

How does it all begin? Find out what drives authors to write and where the words come from. Listen to them speak candidly about their struggles, successes, and inspirations. Engage with writers from across the nation in panels crafted around diverse literary themes.



The Victoria Festival of Authors offers master classes and workshops for writers at all levels who want to enhance their skills crafting poems or telling stories. All you need is a pen and a desire to write.

Connect, Celebrate, Inspire

The Victoria Festival of Authors celebrates great books, great writers, and great readers. We’re here to connect book-makers and book lovers. The Victoria Festival of Authors hosts readings and discussions, as well as workshops and master classes, to inspire both developing and established writers.

Authors from across the country share their writing, their ideas, and writing techniques at the annual Victoria Festival of Authors each September. Between festivals, local and visiting authors read at regular salons, and coach writers of all levels in our inspirational island city.

The Victoria Festival of Authors embraces poets, fiction and creative non-fiction writers, and other storytellers who come from a spectrum of communities and from all levels of a writing career.

We are a community-based group devoted to literature in its many forms. The not-for-profit Victoria Festival of Authors Society incorporated in 2016, to bring sustainability to the ongoing efforts of the Festival.

Read more about our organizers on our staff page.

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Victoria Festival of Authors 2017

Authors will be announced summer of 2017

Festival Schedule

The schedule will be announced in summer of 2017.


Tickets go on sale August 2017.

If you enjoy the festival please consider making a donation.



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