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Annual Galiano Literary Festival

February 2018 – Galiano Island

The Galiano Island Literary Festival is hosted each year by the Galiano Island Bookstore, and their owners Lee Trentadue and Jim Schmidt. The Festival is the most popular event held in February of each year in the Gulf Islands, and we are fortunate to be the venue for this amazing weekend. Authors, publishers and book lovers all vie to attend and events are sold-out in advance.

Galiano LIterary Festival main event, Elizabeth May as speaker

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Highlights of Past Festivals

Each year, the Festival is "the best ever, but what can we say, it just keeps getting better with age.
Panel discussions, writing workshops, readings...the list goes on and on.
Here are some highlights from the weekend. All photo's by photographer Kris Krug.

Captive audience at a reading
Captive audience during a panel discussion


Writing workshops are a great way for authors and participants to connect


John Vaillant, author reading to a sold-out crowd in the Garden Room at the Galiano Inn
John Vaillant, reading to a standing room only crowd in the Garden Room

Elizabeth May as main speaker on the environment at the Galiano Literary Festival   Michael Christie, author speaking at the Literary Festival
Elizabeth May as main speaker on the environment.                               Michael Christie, author featured at the Literary Festival.


Authors and Readers and Publishers...all in an intimate setting, sharing their love of literature... magical moments happen!

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