The Pacfic Festival of the Book needs volunteers. if you would like to participate in a community celebration of writers and the book please e-mail Shayndelynne Zeldin at pacificbookfestival

Or come to our office in the Maynard Building at 733 Johnson Street, Suite 220, Victoria, BC.
There is more information on the volunteers page.








The Pacific Festival of the Book presents a number of opportunities to learn about the craft of writing and publishing books. Check back here often for updates on new workshops, and click the links for more information on specific workshops.

The Graphic Novel: what it is, how it got here, and where it’s going.
St. John Hall, Church of St John the Divine, 1611 Quadra St. (enter Balmoral side)
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Festival admission: $5.00 at the door.

One of the hottest trends of the past decade, graphic novels have really come of age. Noted author/illustrators Ken and Joan Steacy focus a panel, workshop and display on this very hot art form that has found a real place in literature. The participants include Paul Chadwick, Gareth Gaudin, Martin Springett and Ken Steacy.

Panel: The Writer and Responsilbility
St. John Hall, Church of St John the Divine, 1611 Quadra St. (enter Balmoral side)
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Festival admission: $5.00 at the door.

A panel on the writer and responsibility moderated by Trevor Carolan and featuring Gary Geddes, Stephen Henighan, Walter Hildebrandt, Rhona McAdam and Janet Marie Rogers.

Write, Publish and Market Your Book: An Overview
Intrepid Studio
1609 Blanshard Street
Tuesday, May 12

Publishers and authors Richard Olafson and Carol Ann Sokoloff take you on a journey through the life of your book.

Self-Publishing: How to Make a Book
Intrepid Studio
1609 Blanshard Street
Thursday, May 14

This workshop will provide you with the insight needed to maintain ownership and control of your book; understand the digital printing process; determine what areas are best left to a designer or a desktop publisher; what areas you can handle yourself, and how to avoid extra costs and unnecessary delays along the way.

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Book a table (exhibitors)

PFB Media Room

City of Victoria

Community Ars Council of Greater Victoria

Greater Victoria Public Library

Intrepid Studio Theatre