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Wednesday September 29, 2021
7:30pm - 9:30pm

Have you ever wished you could lean over the desk of one of your favourite authors, stealing a peek at an early draft? Now you can. Four of Victoria’s finest writers—Patrick Friesen, Hiromi Goto, Julie Paul, and Troy Sebastian |nupqu ʔak·ǂam̓—are offering you a glimpse of their unpublished manuscripts. Two will share writing in genres that are new to them, the others in genres they’re known for. There will be poetry and prose, polished drafts and early ones, but the readings will be similar in that they will be your only chance. By the time these words appear in book form, they’ll be altered.

Following the readings, the authors will join poet and nonfiction writer Eve Joseph for a conversation about how ideas first find their way onto the page, and what happens afterwards.

Moderated by Eve Joseph

This event will have captioning for in-person and livestream options



1.) Proof of vaccination is required at the door. A mask requirement is dependent on public health orders at the time, but masks are encouraged regardless.

2.) Seating will be assigned. If you plan to attend with others, please select a table of two or four.

3.) If you have accessibility needs, please contact info@victoriafestivalofauthors.ca after purchase so we can ensure your seat is assigned accordingly.

4.) There will be no tickets available at the door. Ticket sales will end at noon, the date of the event.

5.) If you select to stream this event from home, the live-stream link will be emailed the day before the event.

6.) If you are unwell, please stay home.

Cultural Event · Festivals · Literary · Virtual Event
The Metro Studio Theatre
1411 Quadra Street
Victoria, British Columbia