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Victoria Festival of Authors


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Tickets for the 8th edition of the Victoria Festival of Authors are on sale now.

For the first time, the festival is offering sliding scale pricing, with a free option, for all virtual events and for the five in-person events taking place at Langham Court Theatre. 

“This year our focus is on increasing the accessibility of the festival, and a large part of that is reducing the financial barrier,” said Laura Trunkey, festival producer. “All five events at Langham Court Theatre have a free ticket option, and will also be livestreamed so that those who are unable to attend in person can still take part in our events.”

There are 13 events in 2023. Highlights include:

Advocacy Through Story
A panel of Indigenous women leaders who create movement and change through activism, literature, and performance.

Forest to Poet/Tree Walk
A walk through the trails of W̱MÍYEŦEN Nature Sanctuary (formerly Mary Lake) as four poets read in the shadow of cedar and oak. 

Banned: On Diversity, Censorship, and Children’s Books
A panel of authors who have been challenged with public library bans, media outrage, online harassment for the diverse representation in their children’s books.

In Conversation: Jack Knox with Ian and Will Ferguson
Brothers Ian and Will Ferguson, back together with I Only Read Murder, the first instalment of a new comedic crime series. The conversation will be led by Victoria humourist Jack Knox. 

The Victoria Festival of Authors runs Oct. 11-15, 2023. Thirty-five festival authors will appear on the stage, the trails, and virtually over our five-day event. Visit https://victoriafestivalofauthors for the latest news and announcements, and for a list of authors and events.

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