The Real Vancouver Writer’s Series is holding down the broad base of writing culture in this city. What’s happening in literature in Vancouver? Check out RVWS to find out. – Wayde Compton, author of The Outer Harbour, After Canaan, and 49th Parallel Psalm.
Remember all those things you said about sleepy literary events? RVWS will make you want to eat your words with a side of hot sauce. Energized and funny, witty and inviting, this event is the kind of cred-worthy gathering that future hipsters will lie about being at. Will you be able to say you were there? – Jillian Christmas, Artistic Director of Versəs Festival of Words.
It’s the best regular literary reading series in Vancouver; consistently programming eclectic and electric line-ups of multiple writers in interesting venues while running on the determined sweat equity of Executive Director Sean Cranbury and Artistic Director Dina del Bucchia. – Zsuzsi Gartner, author of Better Living Through Plastic Explosives, and All the Anxious Girls on Earth.
The only thing that has ever kept me from being at the Real Vancouver Writers’ Series is a house fire. And crippling social anxiety. Or crippling social anxiety while my house was on fire. Otherwise I’ve always been beating down the door at five-to. This is definitely not one to miss. – Elizabeth Bachinsky, author of The Hottest Summer in Recorded History
Real Vancouver Writers’ Series is the best of alt-worlds: the ultimate literary cocktail party, a friendly talk show and a platform for literary alchemy. As a visiting author from Toronto and now a cozy neighbour on the Sunshine Coast, the series has been a welcoming gym for my cardio literary chin-ups and power squat routines. An anomaly amongst the cookie cutting mediums in these seas of publishing communities.” – Nathaniel G. Moore, author of Savage: 1986-2011, Winner of the 2014 ReLit Award for Best Novel
I love what’s happening with the Real Vancouver Writers Series. I love that it’s a space for new and more established writers alike, and is deliciously unrestricted by form or genre. I love that the house is always packed with awesome humans, and writers get paid for their work. I love that it’s legit, but never pretentious. I love that there’s always a raffle, and that I frequently win. RVWS events are a guaranteed good time and we are a city in need of good times. – Jenn Farrell, award-winning writer, editor, and creative writing instructor. Author of Sugar Bush & Other Stories, and The Devil You Know. Both from Anvil Press.
I appreciate the Real Vancouver Writers’ Series for giving me a place to spew my venom without being arrested. Previously, I’d been reading in public parks and coffee shops, but it’s nice to finish more than a sentence without being accosted by angry soccer moms or pelted with low fat vanilla lattes. Audiences at the Real Vancouver Writers’ Series are kind enough to let me finish before booing. – Chris Walter, author of East Van, I Was a Punk Before You Were a Punk, and Punch the Boss. All books published by GFY Press.