Galiano Literary Festival 2019

February 2019 – 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.

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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.

Special rates are available until January 31st only each year ... the Inn WILL sell out, so book early

Advance Booking (Before January 31)
Festival Pricing
 $179 Oceanfront Fireplace Queen room  $199 Oceanfront Fireplace Queen room
$199 Oceanfront Fireplace (2) Queen beds room $219 Oceanfront Fireplace (2) Queen beds room
 $189 Oceanfront Fireplace King room $239 Oceanfront Fireplace King room
$209 Oceanfront Fireplace King + Queen Sofabed room $239 Oceanfront Fireplace King + Queen Sofabed room
 $249 One bedroom Oceanfront Villa Suite  $299 One bedroom Oceanfront Villa suite

Galiano Island Books is 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

The 2019 lineup of acclaimed authors.

Alix Hawley   Susan Gillis   Erin Frances Fisher   Pauline Le Bel

Bill Stenson   Darrel J McLeod   M.A.C. Farrant   Rosemary Sullivan

Anna Porter   Andrea Warner   Don Calame   Audrey Thomas

Charles Demers   George Bowerring   Helen Humphreys   Kathy Page

Meg Tilly    

  Sonny Assu

Sheena Kamal   Rebecca Wigod   Sara Cassidy   Sarah Cox

jackknox   Randall Maggs   Marilyn Norry   Des Kennedy

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 festival photos by Kris Krug, of Galiano Island.

Captive audience at a panel discussion in Atrevida

Writing workshops in the Gallery Room 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

Authors and Readers and Publishers...all in an intimate setting, sharing their love of literature... magical moments happen!

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