Exhibitors

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Alison Woodward and Michelle Margaret Michelle and Alison are interdisciplinary artists who deal in fantastical publishing of the smallest press. A10

AllLitUp.ca/Literary Press Group AllLitUp.ca, a project of the Literary Press Group, is for readers to discover, buy, and collect Canadian literature by Canadian publishers. T3

A Long Story Short and Reader’s Carnival bring you the very best in flash fiction. V10

A Moose in a Maple Tree (Polyglot Publishing) All-Canadian, award-winning, bestselling, author-signed children’s books. M2

Anvil Press publishes Canadian literature with a distinctly urban twist. T3

The Association of Book Publishers of BC The ABPBC will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of Poetry in Transit at this year’s Word Vancouver. V4

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Ballast Canting Short stories in small-edition handbound litzines by Heather Joan Tam. A3

battery opera books publishes work derived from or integral to the people and projects of battery opera performance (batteryopera.com). A9

BC Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists shares resources on communication disorders and treatments, supporting BC speech, language, and hearing professionals. V15

BC Book Prizes Memberships Support the celebration of achievements by BC writers and publishers through the Prizes, the provincial tour, and the Lieutenant Governor’s BC Book Prizes Gala. T8c

Bnei Baruch Kabbalah Education and Research Institute The largest Kabbalist group in Israel and around the globe, sharing the wisdom of Kabbalah with the entire world. V21

BookCrossing gives a book a unique ID so it can be logged online and shared. Learn more at www.meetup.com/bcbooks. P16

book’mark, The Library Store is a non-profit store raising funds for the Vancouver Public Library. P1

Book Warehouse Your locally owned independent bookstores, serving Vancouver’s readers for over 30 years! V3

BS Poetry Society is a Fredericton-based publisher of chapbooks and former publisher of BSPS Journal and Poetry Halifax Dartmouth. A1

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Caitlin Press publishes fiction, non-fiction, and poetry, where urban meets rural. Home of Dagger Editions. T3

Canadian Authors Vancouver is a local writers’ organization with a strong national presence, encouraging and inspiring writers of all genres. M5

Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild (CBBAG), BC Lower Mainland Chapter offers several book arts workshops each year and has an annual book arts fair. P17–18

Cascadia Author Services It’s our mission to provide the very best of the essential services an author needs. V18

Christianne’s Lyceum brings together writers, artists, educators, and families to share the richness of story in its many forms. T15

Cloudscape Comics Society A coalition of comic book artists centred in Metro Vancouver that have been publishing and promoting local comics since 2008. A7

Colin Upton Comics Creator of the finest handmade artisanal mini-comics since 1985. A11

Crime Writers of Canada The best in Canadian crime writing. Meet local authors HERE! M6

Crystal Fish Tales is an independent publisher featuring high-quality illustrated storybooks. T11b

CUPE 391 represents public library workers in Vancouver, Gibsons, and Sechelt, and works to connect people to the power of knowledge. T10

CWILL BC is a volunteer cooperative organization of published creators of children’s literature. T15

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Decoda Literacy Solutions is the only province-wide literacy organization in British Columbia. For more information, visit www.decoda.ca. T15

Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association Come visit the Downtown Ambassadors’ info tent to get your bearings and blow some bubbles. T15

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Editors BC supports and advances the interests of editors and excellence in editing. V6

Emily Cowan Comics artist and illustrator exploring themes of feminism, queer politics, mental health, and growing up. A8

EVENT Magazine From literary heavyweights to up-and-comers, over four decades of award-winning fiction, poetry, non-fiction, notes on writing, and reviews. V7 [SO]

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Federation of British Columbia Writers is an inclusive community of emerging and professional writers. V14

FortisBC delivers natural gas safely to over 135 communities in BC. T15

Friends of the Vancouver Public Library Members volunteer, fundraise, and advocate in support of the VPL and run book’mark, The Library Store. P2

Frontier College is a national, non-profit literacy organization bringing fun, engaging activities to underserved communities. T15

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Geist Magazine offers the best in narrative, photography, comix, poetry, puzzles, weird cartography, and offbeat contests. T3 [SO]

Gloria Gurden Meet Wersel Driftwood, who lives in BC, and read about all the adventures he has. T11d

Granville Island Publishing Working very closely with authors, GIPL produces books that make a difference—ready for proper distribution. M4

Gustafson Chapbook Series publishes an annual poetry lecture by Canada’s premier poets: Dennis Lee, Michael Crummey, Don McKay, Dionne Brand, and others. A1

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Harbour Publishing/Douglas & McIntyre/Nightwood Editions Award-winning BC publishers of quality non-fiction, literary and children’s titles. T3

Historic Joy Kogawa House is the childhood home of Canadian Author Joy Kogawa and is now used for literary events. P9

Humber School for Writers More than 320 of our graduates are now published authors! T8b

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ICNA Canada Learn about each other; build better understanding. V19

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Jasmine Schuett East Van queer comics creator. Elf fashion enthusiast. Pictures and words 2gether 4ever. A8

Jonathon Dalton makes comics about strange alien worlds and the ordinary people who live in them. A6

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Kevin Spenst Books, chapbooks, and poems on airplane sickness bags. Kevin Spenst puts poetry into everything. A2

Kids’ Lit Quiz is a challenging literary tournament that promotes reading, motivates readers, and provides consensus-building and leadership opportunities. T15

Knowledge First Financial provides families with free information about saving for their children’s post-secondary education and the government grants available. T11e

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Leaf Press is an award-winning chapbook publisher located on Vancouver Island. A1

Legal Services Society Legal aid for lower income people: free legal information, advice, and representation in criminal, family, child protection, and immigration law. V17

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Magazines BC Drop by and check out some of the best magazines BC has to offer. V9

Midtown Press is a tiny publisher located in Marpole. It publishes history and children’s books. V11

Moon Willow Press is a micro-publisher specializing in nature-themed fiction and non-fiction. V13

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Narrative Therapy The Art Cart: just what the (bibliotherapy) doctor ordered, collecting suggestions on the stories you turn to in hard times. Roving

New Star Books East Vancouver publisher of poetry and prose since 1974. T12b

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Orca Book Publishers From baby board books to teen fiction, visit Orca Book Publishers to find books for children. T12a

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Pacific Rim Magazine and Langara Journalism Review showcase the talents of the publishing and journalism students at Langara. T12c

Pandora’s Collective Outreach Society Pandora’s Collective, a charity promoting literacy and self-expression, strives to provide a safe and inspiring environment for writers and readers. T8d

Pratham BC Foundation To help eradicate poverty in India, by having every child in school and learning well. T11f

PRISM international publishes the best in contemporary writing and translation from Canada and around the world. T12d [SO]

Public Library InterLINK Borrow materials from any of the 18 InterLINK libraries using your local library card! P8

The Publishing Eye Visual culture for the conscious mind. A5

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Reading Lights celebrates the work of BC children’s book authors and illustrators and offers unexpected encounters with an array of stories for children and their families near parks, playgrounds, schools, and libraries throughout Vancouver. T15

Rock, Paper, Cynic Visual haiku and comics about all kinds of interesting and geeky things. A4

Ronsdale Press, based in Vancouver, specializes in non-fiction, YA and adult fiction, and poetry. T3

Room Magazine is a space where women writers and writers identifying as genderqueer can showcase their creativity. V8 [SO]

Royal British Columbia Museum publications bring the history and nature of our province to life. T8a

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Sandhill Book Marketing features books about BC and by BC authors and publishers. V12

SFU Writing and Communications Program Canada’s comprehensive professional and creative writing programs, specializing in editing, public relations, business, and technical communication. P11–13

Sky Spirit Studio Books The Hidden Journals: Captain Vancouver and His Mapmaker by Wade Baker and Mary Tasi. V14

Society of Translators and Interpreters of BC promotes the interests of translators and interpreters and serves the public by setting standards through certification. V16

subTerrain Magazine has been a source of “strong words for a polite nation” since 1988. T3 [SO]

Sunlight Ink Publishing Books for our Being—supporting people to live their full potential. T11c

Surrey International Writers’ Conference Writers helping writers—a conference to inspire, educate, and motivate aspiring and experienced writers alike. V1

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Talonbooks publishes poetry, drama, fiction, and non-fiction. We’ve been publishing words that matter for over 45 years. T3

Tara Canada/Share International The world is about to change. Visit us to discover new possibilities. Dare to imagine. V20

Tradewind Books publishes beautifully illustrated books for children and literary fiction for young people of all ages. T11a

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UBC Creative Writing Offering world-class creative writing instruction on campus and online for over 50 years. T12d

The Ugly by Alexander Boldizar The story of Mushduk the Ugli the Fourth, a 300 lb boulder-throwing mountain man from Siberia. M3

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Vancouver Ballet Society – Dance International Magazine Dance International features all forms of contemporary and classical dance from Canada and around the world. V8 [SO]

Vancouver Children’s Literature Roundtable is an organization committed to getting people together to share good children’s books. T15

Vancouver Community College is BC’s largest literacy institution, offering basic literacy to first-year university courses. P10

Vancouver Public Library is the most visited major urban library per capita in Canada and has been dedicated to meeting the lifelong learning, reading, and information needs of Vancouver residents for more than 100 years. Our vision is an informed, engaged, and connected city. P4–6

Vancouver Public Library (Carnegie Branch) | Carnegie Newsletter Through literary events and the bimonthly Carnegie newsletter, the Carnegie Centre supports creative writers in the Downtown Eastside. P7

Vancouver Public Library Foundation Dedicated to raising funds to support and enhance library programs for families; literacy for children; and opportunities for everyone to discover, create, and share ideas and information. Contact us to learn more. P3

Vancouver Writers Fest Experience the transformative power of storytelling through vibrant conversations at Canada’s premier literary festival. V2

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Westcoast Calligraphy Society is a Vancouver-based society aiming to promote all forms of the calligraphic arts. P14–15

WestCoast Families THE local guide for active urban families—in print and online! T15

Wilderness Committee Keeping it wild for over 35 years! Free educational reports and TAKE ACTION kits from Canada’s largest citizen-funded wilderness protection group. V13

Word Vancouver Memberships Help keep the Word Vancouver festival FREE. Become a member and show your support. T8c

The Writers’ Union of Canada The national organization of professionally published book authors. V5

Write with Lightning Visual haiku and comics about all kinds of interesting and geeky things. A4

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