“LitFest NewWest was created to celebrate the literary arts, writers, authors and their accomplishments. We are proud to be a venue for the Lower Mainland leg of the BC Book Prizes Tour. This all day event features speakers, authors, workshops, readings and much more.”
To my friends and colleagues,
I am volunteering at LitFest this year and have been put in charge of finding children’s authors/publishers/illustrators, etc. So here I am, putting my money where my mouth is!
LitFest New West will be held all day on April 14th, a Saturday. There might be some satellite events within the week before the 14th as well (ie) spoken word held at the Heritage Grill, possibly a reception on Friday at the public library, etc.
The BC Book Prize organization will be involved this year and we hope to get some of the nominees to read as well. The prize is after the Fest so we won’t know who won yet.
We’ve got some CBC celebs like JJ Lee lined up to do some presentations too.
There will be literary-inspired performances (spoken word, dance, poetry, choral, etc) in the Douglas theatre.
Douglas College Creative Writing Students will be participating this year as well.
So far, I found out that to rent a table is $25 and last year, readers were paid a $75 honorarium to read. I asked about workshops (45 minutes) but was not told yet how a workshop instructor would get paid.
If you are interested in reading and/or a table, please let me know and I’ll refer you to the folks who will set you up.
If you have any more questions (or suggestions!) please don’t hesitate to contact me via this website.
There’s more registration info for LitFest, below: