Galiano Island Literary Festival back for its eighth year

Galiano Literary Festival will see over 30 writers from across Canada, but mostly B.C.

Authors at last year’s Galiano Literary Festival.

Authors at last year’s Galiano Literary Festival.

GALIANO ISLAND — Next weekend, patrons will get the opportunity to rub shoulders with fellow booklovers and star-studded authors on Galiano Island.

The eight annual Galiano Literary Festival will take place Feb. 17 to 19.

Over 30 writers will be at the festival, most of them hailing from B.C., but some as far as Montreal.

This year’s line-up of writers include Victoria-based Steven Price, Vancouver author James Hoggan, Shuswap author Gaul Anderson-Dargatz and many more.

Workshops will take place on flash fiction, poetry and memoir writing will kick off the weekend on the Friday, followed by a welcome reception and readings all weekend long.

Full festival passes and one-day passes are available, along with a single purchase for one reading and a dinner with the authors (extra money). Events are listen on the Festival’s website at For tickets call 250-539-3350 or email

The events will be held at The Galiano Oceanfront Inn, a five-minute walk from the ferry terminal, past Galiano Island Books.

— Submitted by Galiano Island Books