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The Fraser Valley Writers Festival is coming your way, with a full day of workshops, panels, keynote address and all around literary brilliance! Readers, writers, and book lovers will want to mark your calendars for November 4th as we gather at the beautiful University of the Fraser Valley campus in Abbotsford to celebrate literary culture in all its forms.

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Our Festival

The Fraser Valley Writers Festival has something for everyone, whether you're an avid reader, an aspiring writer, or just getting started with your love of books.



Our workshops  are designed to provide writers with the tools they need to improve their craft and take their writing to the next level.


Panels and Keynotes

Hear from some of your favourite (or soon-to-be-favourite) writers as they talk about their new books and the craft of writing.



Meet the authors you love and get them to sign your books. Meet likeminded readers and writers. Eat, drink and be merry!

Our Location

The Fraser Valley Writers Festival takes place at the UFV Abbotsford Campus (33844 King Road, Abbotsford) in Room B101. This room is located on the bottom floor of the B building, at its Easternmost end.

Our Schedule

1:30 PM - Workshops

                 Ali Blythe

                 andrea bennett

3:00 PM - Panel 1 - "Accept" 

                 Ali Blythe

                 Bradley Peters

                 Russell Thornton

                 Brandon Reid

4:45 PM - Panel 2 - "Decline"

                 andrea bennett

                 Brandi Bird

                 Tara Sidhoo Fraser

                 Frances Peck

7:00 PM - Keynote Addresses

                 Lorna Crozier

                 Darrel J. McLeod

Sign up for our Workshops!

Our Workshops are unfortunately full for 2023. Check back next year! All our other events (panels and keynotes) are still available and open to all.

Our Authors

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Russell Thornton

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Brandon Reid

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Panel 1 - 3 PM

Since long before Canada was formed, the Stó:lō (people of the river) have occupied the land where our festival calls home. The Fraser Valley Writers Festival recognizes and honours the contribution that the Stó:lō and other Indigenous peoples have made — and continue to make — to our community.

You can learn more about Stó:lō territory by watching Beautiful Land of the River.

Stay in Touch


33844 King Rd, Abbotsford BC, V2S 7M8

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