Get Involved


By participating in Word Vancouver, you’ll connect with the people who matter most to you: those who love to read, buy books and magazines, and care about literacy in Canada.

Exhibitors will be located on Library Square, Homer Street, and inside the library. Homer Street will be closed to all traffic. As an exhibitor, you get a free listing with a 15-word blurb in the official Program Guide. For additional exposure you may purchase advertising space in the Program Guide (see below under “Advertise” for more details).

Deadline for registration is extended. Read all the registration details in our Exhibitor Registration Package (fillable PDF).


This festival is only made possible by the dedication of our volunteers. Volunteering is a great way to be involved on a deeper level and to meet like-minded lovers of literature. Volunteers contribute in many different capacities, including Set-Up, Traffic Control/Greeter, and Venue Captain.

To volunteer, please fill out our Volunteer Application online.


If you’d like to read, perform, or have a great idea for our festival programming, be sure to let us know. We’re always looking for fresh ideas and talent, and we look forward to making each year’s festival the biggest and best ever.

Programming decisions for the festival are typically made in the spring. Due to the high volume of inquiries received, only those selected will be contacted. Please email us information (PDF or press release preferred) about your proposed program event.


Place an advertisement in the official program. You’ll capitalize on this publication’s high pick-up rate and great exposure in public libraries, bookstores, and cafés. We distribute 10,000 copies of our program throughout the Lower Mainland. Just fill out and send in the Ad Space Form to take advantage of this opportunity!

Inspiring words.