Galiano Literary Festival 2018
February 23 - 25, 2018 – Galiano Island
The Galiano Island Literary Festival is hosted each year by the Galiano Island Bookstore. 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.
(pun intended!) so you can take advantage of your preferred events
to receive details on booking your Festival Pass
the Festival page frequently for updates on Festival 2017
Attend workshops and readings, mix with the authors and enjoy the company of other book-loving participants, the very nicest kind of people. Stay "at the heart of the Festival", which is held at the Inn, from only $179 per night, per room. Information on Festival Events here.
These special rates are valid until December 31 only...the Inn WILL sell out, so book early
|Advance Booking (Before December 31)
| $179 Oceanfront Fireplace Queen room
|| $199 Oceanfront Fireplace Queen room
| $199 Oceanfront Fireplace King room
||$249 Oceanfront Fireplace King room
| $249 One bedroom Oceanfront Villa Suite
|| $299 One bedroom Oceanfront Villa suite
"THE" major event of our Winter Season...Widely regarded as one of Canada's best independent bookstores, with recognition from the Libris Awards in Ottawa to show for it!
- No meals included in room rate, but some meals included in the Festival package
- Single or double occupancy
2018 Line up of Authors
- Gurjinder Basran
- George Bowering
- Angela Crocker, Workshop Leader
- Leesa Dean
- Charles Demers
- Wendy Donawa
- John MacLachlan Gray
- Michael Harris
- Wayne Johnston
- Theresa Kishkan, Workshop Leader
- Ashley Little
- Kyo MacClear
- Dan MacIssaac
- Arleen Pare
- Michael Redhill
- Clea Roberts
- Jennifer Robson
- Evany Rosen
- Martina Scholtens
- Timothy Taylor
- Audrey Thomas, Workshop Leader
- Iona Whishaw
- Mary Walsh
- Sam Wiebe
- Ellen Wild
Highlights from previous Festivals
Each year, we say that the Literary Festival is ' the best ever', but as we say, it just keeps getting better with age. All events are held at the Galiano Oceanfront Inn and Spa, with beautiful venue rooms and views.
Excellent panel discussions, intimate authors readings and inspiring workshops...this festival has it all! All photos by the wonderful Kris Krug, of Galiano Island.
Captive audience at a panel discussion
Writing workshops help connect participants with authors
John Vaillant, reading to a standing room only crowd in the Garden Room
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!