WORD Vancouver: The Free Festival of Literacy & Reading

Word Vancouver 2013 Festival

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For all the bookworms, wordsmiths, and people who still like to collect typewriters, comes a festival that celebrates literacy and reading with free workshops, author exhibits, and other hands-on activities for all ages and interests.

Word Vancouver is taking place from September 25th until September 29th at various locations around town (including the VPL, Paper Hound Bookshop, and library square) with 25 workshops, 145 authors, and 75 readings — all for free!

Some of the events that you can expect include: a DTES Poets Open-Mic Night, a game of S-K-A-T-E, live music, a youth poetry slam, and more. The full program guide can be found by clicking here.

As part of the festival, you may also notice “poetry dispensers” around town – this is part of the Automated Poetry Project. For just $2 you can buy an original poem by a local Vancouver poet and support the festival. You can find these poetry dispensers at Bean Around the World, Paper Hound Bookshop, Banyen Books & Sound, and Book’mark, the Vancouver Public Library store.

Word Vancouver Festival

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Check out the WORD Vancouver festival next week from September 25-29th in various locations around town. Excited about the festival? Leave us a comment in haiku form!

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