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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.

Galiano LIterary Festival main event, Elizabeth May as speaker

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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) Festival Pricing
 $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, 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!