Canadian Writer Events Links from the old dmoz


Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival


Speakers, seminars, and general information.


Cabot Trail Writers Festival


Details of the festival, including authors, activities, sponsors. Archives of previous festivals.


Eden Mills Writers’ Festival


An annual one day event coordinated with The Guelph Jazz Festival, features authors readings and discussions of their works.




Edmonton International Literary Festival. Established in 2002 as the successor of the Alberta Book Fair, which was an annual trade fair for almost 20 years.


Ottawa International Writers Festival


Ten day writers festival every September, in Ottawa, Ontario. The OIWF serves emerging Canadian talent by placing them on stage at the National Arts Centre with some of the world’s greatest writers.


Reading Toronto


What’s happening in Toronto with culture, arts, design, architecture, music, photography, performance, film.


Real Vancouver Writers’ Series


Curates, markets, and produces public events featuring established and emerging writers a minimum of four times a year at locations within the city of Vancouver.


Surrey International Writers’ Conference


Overview, schedules, and speakers. Held every October.


Vancouver Writers Fest


Festival ignites a passion for reading and writing by producing a number of special events and an annual festival that features writers from around the world. Granville Island.


The Word on the Street


Book and magazine fair celebrating literacy and the printed word. Locations include Saskatoon, Lethbridge, Toronto, Halifax, and Kitchener.




News and history of the not-for-profit organization that holds a literary festival in October.


Words Aloud


A spoken word and storytelling festival, presenting the best in spoken word from across Canada and beyond. Durham, Ontario.



Write The Nation Tour


On October 1st, 2004, Mingus Tourette and a band of poets and writers embarked on a three-week, cross-country Canadian literary tour.

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