Word Vancouver

September 14, 2020

The first “Word On The Street Vancouver” festival was held in 1995. Rebranded as Word Vancouver in 2013, the festival celebrated its 25th anniversary last year. With that history, and the recent experience of scores of online readings, panel discussions, workshops, and other gatherings, Word Vancouver is ready for the 2020 all-virtual festival, Saturday, September 19, through Sunday, September 27. Word Vancouver is free, with donations gratefully accepted. See the Word Vancouver schedule here.

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August 31, 2015

WORD Vancouver

WORD Vancouver returns Wednesday, September 23, through Sunday, September 27, 2015, with a packed schedule of readings, book signings, workshops, panel discussions, performances, exhibits and celebrations (including plenty of poetry) at various venues around Vancouver, BC.

WORD Vancouver is free and you can find a complete schedule on the WORD Vancouver website, plus additional information on Facebook.

Word Vancouver

Word Vancouver (formerly The Word On The Street Vancouver, founded in 1995) is Western Canada’s largest celebration of words and reading. The festival has already started and the main festival day takes place on Sunday, September 28, 2014, at the Central Branch of the Vancouver (BC) Public Library. A lively schedule includes musical performances, free readings, panel discussions, writing workshops and a variety of literacy activities, plus exhibits featuring Canadian authors, books and magazines. Find out more at Word Vancouver online and on Facebook.

Meanwhile, in Tieton, Washington, LiTFUSE 2014 is underway and continues through the weekend with an inspiring selection of readings, performances, workshops, open mics and camaraderie. More on LiTFUSE online and on Facebook.


Have a great weekend!

Dana Killmeyer, UNLV MFA studentThere’s a venerable tradition linking poetry and buses. We’ve posted on this topic before and here’s one more. In Las Vegas, Nevada, Dana Killmeyer, an MFA student at UNLV, decided to take poetry to the people, recruiting fellow poet Shannon Salter to read poems on board the bus known as the “Deuce.” Read more about their surprise performance in “Captive audience: An ambush poetry reading on the public bus.” For additional links to the poetry-bus tradition, read about the Wave Books Poetry Bus cross-country tour in 2006 (more on that from the Poetry Foundation) and on-the-bus readings in Vancouver, BC.
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Photo: Yasmina Chavez

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