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Growing Room: A Feminist Literary Festival

March 11, 2017- 10:00 am - March 12, 2017- 9:00 pm

The Growing Room Festival is Room magazine‘s inaugural literary festival, a celebration of diverse Canadian writers and artists.

The festival will feature more than 40 writers and artists in more than 20 events. Among the line-up are acclaimed writers Amber Dawn, Evelyn Lau, Lorna Crozier, Audrey Thomas, Jen Sookfong Lee, Hiromi Goto, Betsy Warland, and Rachel Hartman, who’ll share the stage with a host of other established and up-and-coming names.

Registration is now open at https://growingroom.eventbrite.ca/
The full line-up can be seen at http://roommagazine.com/festival.

Print programs will be available in the first week of February at various locations around the Lower Mainland, and online atroommagazine.com/festival.

All events are free and open to the public, with the exception of low-cost writing workshops ($15-$30), and the launch party, which has a cover fee of $10.


Wednesday, March 8, 7:30pm – 10pm
Opening Night Party / Launch Party: Making Room: Forty Years of Room Magazine at the Fox Cabaret, 2321 Main St, Vancouver

Saturday, March 11 – Sunday, March 12, 10am – 9pm
Festival Weekend at Creekside Community Centre (1 Athletes Way), 24 West 4th Avenue, and Vancouver Public Library—Mount Pleasant Branch (1 Kingsway Avenue)

All venues are within a 5-10-minute walk from each other. Free and paid parking is available near venues (see our website for more information).

Growing Room takes place on the unceded Coast Salish Territories of the Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh, and Squamish people.

Growing Room is made possible thanks to support from the City of Vancouver, the Access Copyright Foundation, SFU Creative Writing, the Vancouver Public Library, and The Georgia Straight. “Making Room: Forty Years of Room Magazine” is published in collaboration with Caitlin Press, and with the support of the Government of Canada through the Canada Periodical Fund. We would also like to acknowledge the ongoing financial support of the BC Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts.


March 11, 2017- 10:00 am
March 12, 2017- 9:00 pm


Creekside Community Recreation Centre
1 Athletes Way
Vancouver, Canada


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