I attended Word Vancouver 2015 and very much enjoyed meandering around and outside the library, pausing to take in booths of the indie publishers. We don’t have any major publishers present in Vancouver so our version of Word on the Street is smaller in size but I reckon we still have as much enthusiasm for the written word as our counterparts on the east coast do. Anyway, here are a few glimpses from my time at the event:
The Poetry on the Bus was going strong:
Some things that caught my eye:
Two of my favourite publishers:
I was lucky and met Gloria Allen whose book was recently published by Granville Island Publishing:
There was a lot more to see but alas, I had an appointment and couldn’t stick around for me. If you’re ever downtown and the Word event is happening, make sure to go. It’s a wonderful gathering of literary folks who love reading. Everyone is friendly and there’s live music too.