This month, from October 15-21, the Vancouver Writers Fest will welcome more than 30 children’s and
young adult authors – including beloved writers Kenneth Oppel and Susin Nielsen – to host a range of
fun, inspiring and educational family events. Each is specifically designed for children from K-12. This
year, the Festival is offering free programming throughout Saturday, October 20, too.
Located on Granville Island, a trip to the Festival is a perfect day out for young children, who can spend a
morning with their favourite authors before enjoying an afternoon playing at the Kid’s Market or by the
duck pond. Teenagers can look forward to hearing about world-building with bestselling YA author
Ashley Little or the future of graphic novels with Simpsons Comics lead writer Ian Boothby.
Here are just five of the many Writers Fest events for young readers of all ages: