Since 2016, Victoria Festival of Authors has been the largest celebration of books and book lovers on Vancouver Island. Each fall we invite authors from across Canada to share their books and ideas with Victoria’s readers. VFA has also included school-based youth programs for students of SD61 since 2019.
Our five-day festival includes readings, panels, workshops, and masterclasses, as well as events that showcase the fusion of literature with other art forms, such as dance, music and visual arts. Though VFA celebrates all literature, we pay special attention to the works of authors from our region. Artistic achievement, creative innovation and a diversity of voices drive our mandate.