Literati Gala

Celebrating 30 years of the Vancouver Writers Fest

Thursday, September 28, 2017
Cocktail Reception at 6:00 pm

Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre
6163 University Boulevard
University of British Columbia, Vancouver

Featuring a three-course dinner from Hawksworth Restaurant


The Literati Gala is now SOLD OUT.
Thank you to everyone who purchased tickets!


Be Inspired

Supporting Educational Programs

For over a decade, the Vancouver Writers Fest has connected students with
writers in classrooms, libraries and theatres across British Columbia to educate
and feed their imaginations.

Our Spreading the Word educational outreach program has inspired more than 75,000 students to become lifelong readers and writers as they learn about the power storytelling has to change people’s lives and impact our community.Help us continue to inspire and enhance the literary education of BC’s kids!

Enjoy an enchanting evening with friends, old and new, celebrating 30 years of the Vancouver Writers Fest. Hear unique memories and enjoy an amazing lineup of entertaining authors and performers.

The Organizing Committee

An enormous thank you to the 30th anniversary Literati Gala organizing committee:

Co-Chairs: Lynda Prince and Yasmeen Strang
Committee Members: Julia McKeough, Stephanie Price and Deborah Roitberg.

About the Vancouver Writers Fest

The Vancouver Writers Fest turns reading into a community experience, bringing people together to share thoughts, explore ideas, and witness brilliant conversations.

For the past 30 years, the Writers Fest has enriched our imaginations and the culture of our city and has touched and inspired thousands of lives by creating a forum for authors to connect with readers and by offering a vibrant exchange of ideas and conversation.

Learn more at


Celebrate 30 years of transforming lives through literature.

The Literati Gala is one of the Vancouver Writers Fest’s premiere fundraising events, and in honour of our 30th anniversary, we’re hosting an unforgettable evening celebrating the power of books to bring us together.

As a non-profit, charitable organization, the Vancouver Writers Fest relies on the generous support of corporate donors and sponsors to transform lives through literature. By becoming a sponsor of the Literati Gala, you can spend a magical evening reconnecting with old friends and new business contacts, enjoying one-of-a-kind performances, all while changing the lives of kids in your community.

Sponsors will receive recognition on:

  • Name recognition in the Gala program
  • Name recognition on Gala sponsor signage
  • Verbal recognition from the stage

Thank you to our generous sponsors for the 2017 Literati Gala!


If you would like to become a sponsor or place an advertisement in the Literati Gala program guide, please contact Andrew Forshner at or 778-986-1890.


Watch this space for more details about our exciting raffle prize: a one-of-a-kind international cultural excursion!

Purchase your tickets

Thank you for your interest in the Literati Gala!

With your ticket purchase, you are directly supporting the Vancouver Writers Fest’s educational outreach programming.

To reserve your seat(s) or a table, please click the button below and fill out our secure form. A confirmation email will be sent to you shortly.

The Literati Gala is now SOLD OUT. 
Thank you to everyone who purchased tickets!

Ticket Prices:

  • Individual tickets: $250 each (includes $125 tax receipt)
  • Table of 8: $2,000 (includes $1,000 tax receipt)
  • VIP table of 8: $3,000 (includes recognition* and a $2,000 tax receipt)

*As a purchaser of a VIP table, you will receive:

  • Name recognition in the Gala program
  • Name recognition on Gala sponsor signage
  • Verbal recognition from the stage

If you cannot make it to the Literati Gala, but would like to support the Vancouver Writers in other ways, click below to make a donation and receive exclusive donor benefits.

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If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Development Director,
Andrew Forshner at