Our May 12 event features Jennifer Manuel and Anny Scoones.
The 2017 Sidney and Peninsula Literary Festival will take place September 22 to 24. See 2017 Festival. Our Spring Reading Series celebrating the work of local authors concludes on May 12. See Upcoming Events. Ticket Giveaway! Enter our contest on Facebook before April 30, 2017 to win tickets to our next reading with Jennifer Manuel and Anny Scoones. Two tickets each to be won by two lucky entrants.We are also excited to announce our "Becoming a Professional Author" series of talks by Bennett Coles about the publishing world. The final talk in the series, entitled "Do Authors Need Professional Help?" will take place on May 6. These talks will be of particular interest to writers and aspiring writers who wish to have their work published. Discover the world of publishing, what publishers may be thinking when they receive your work and why you may need their help. See Publisher Talks. To receive occasional emailed updates about future Festival planning and events, subscribe here. Our previous festivals were supported by granting agencies, local businesses, other arts organizations and individual donors. We couldn't hold this Festival without this support and our dedicated team of volunteers. A special thanks to Tanner’s Books, for their continued support and generous sponsorship.