Literature enthusiasts in British Columbia are in for a delightful treat, with a series of unique literary events taking place across our province in the coming weeks. BC Creates has highlighted three noteworthy events that are sure to captivate your literary interests, prompting you to prepare your bookmarks and make space in your schedule.


Digital Festival by Vancouver Writers Fest

Date: Ongoing til January 31, 2024

Admission: Pay What You Can available online

Location: Online

Immerse yourself in the magic of literature by enjoying a thoughtfully selected compilation of 25 recorded events from the 2023 Vancouver Writers Festival held this past October. This curated assortment spans various genres and formats, capturing the essence of books through engaging and inspiring conversations. Witness the brilliance of these events, each designed to entertain, provoke thought, and galvanize your passion for literature. These recordings epitomize the standout moments from the 2023 Festival, inviting you to experience the joy of storytelling at your own pace and convenience.


Author Talk with Anthea Penne

Date: February 1st, 2024, 11:30am – 12:30pm

Location: Enid Dearing Meeting Room at Parkgate Library, 3675 Banff Ct, North Vancouver, B.C.

Admission: Free, registration is required either online or telephone at 604-929-3727, ext. 8166

Join Anthea Penne as she reads excerpts from her novel, Old Stones, and discusses the research behind it. Old Stones explores the aftermath of World War II, highlighting the migration of nearly 50,000 women from Britain to Canada. The Atlantic crossing marked the inception of a transformative journey for these women, leading to new lives and marriages. However, the resulting transcontinental unions often left their children with a dual heritage, complicating the definition of “home.” Penne’s novel offers an unsentimental perspective on a wartime union, serving as both an inquiry into one woman’s different backgrounds and a candid examination of the cultural divisions within a family. Old Stones invites readers to reflect on the complexities that arise when two distinct worlds collide.


Dr. Jen Gunter in Conversation

Date: February 24, 2024 7pm – 9pm (Doors open 6:30pm)

Location: Victoria Conference Centre Lecture Theatre, 720 Douglas St. in Victoria

Admission: Tickets can be purchased here.

Join Munro’s Books in celebrating the launch of Dr. Jen Gunter’s newest book, Blood: The Science, Medicine, and Mythology of Menstruation. Experience a captivating dialogue unfold between Dr. Gunter and UVic Gender Studies Professor Dr. Thea Cacchioni, followed by an engaging Q&A with the audience (please note: no requests for medical advice) and a special book signing. Dr. Jen Gunter, the distinguished #1 bestselling author of The Vagina Bible and The Menopause Manifesto, unveils her new book, which fearlessly dispels the shame, mythology, and misinformation surrounding menstruation. With a foundation in scientific facts, medical expertise, and a fierce feminist perspective, Dr. Gunter invites you to explore the intricacies of this natural phenomenon.