Come out and meet your local authors at one of Vancouver’s most lively literary arts festivals! CWILL BC will have a table promoting authors in your community.
As well, kc dyer and James McCann will be reading from the children’s tent from 4:30-5:30 p.m., and will also be celebrating* their new books Ms. Zephyr’s Notebook and Pyre!
The Summer Dream Literary Arts Festival is an annual, engaging, outdoor festival established to raise public awareness regarding the on-going literary events, programs and resources available in the community. This year the festival will be located in beautiful Stanley Park at Lumberman’s Arch on Saturday July 21st from 12:00 to 7:30pm. This literary celebration will be comprised of performances by twenty literary groups, including multi-cultural readings in various languages, a Poetry Slam and a Story Slam competition to be judged by attendees. Entertainment will also include dancers and two local bands. There will be a children’s area with puppet shows, music, storytellers, face painting and a craft table.
Throughout the day Pandora’s Collective will offer workshops, a panel discussion, a creativity table for crafts and writing, a poetry contest, open mic readings and there will be information tables showcasing community groups and resources such as the Vancouver Public Library and The Federation of BC Writers.
Vancouver Poet Laureate, George McWhirter, will do the opening reading at the Festival. For more information, visit the pandora’s collective website.
*due to park regulations, books cannot be sold at the festival. If you’d like a signed copy, simply pick up your copy ahead of time from your favourite bookstore and bring it with you!