Victoria Events – WordsThaw Literary Festival 2017

Events Victoria

Writers! Do you want to celebrate your art with several others? Do you live within Victoria? Then you’re in luck! UVIC is once again hosting The Malahat Review’s fifth-annual literary festival called WordsThaw, taking place this year from March 16 to March 19. Come celebrate Canadian writing with a focus on Indigenous literature!

There are several lectures and literary events taking place including the Friday night Words on Ice gala reading and a Lansdowne Lecture by Richard Van Camp, the author of Dancing Snow: The Art of Modern Storytelling. Stop by as well for the various panel discussions, one-on-one workshops with many local writers, and a Master Class workshop conducted by Joanne Arnott.

Event Name: WordsThaw Literary Festival

Date: Thursday, March 16 – Sunday, March 19, 2017.

Time: Mar. 16- 17: 7:30pm. Mar. 18: All day. Mar. 19: 1:30pm.

Location: University of Victoria, 3800 Finnerty Rd., Victoria

Contact: The Malahat Review

Telephone: 250-721-8524


Official website:

Cost: Adults: $35. Students: $20. At the door: $18 (12 students).

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