Beach on Denman Island.

(Margie Gang photo)

Denman Island

Festivals & Events

Crowd at event (Kevin Arnold photo)

Crowd at event (Kevin Arnold photo)

Denman Island hosts a writer's festival, musical concerts and a remarkable arts workshop series that caters to creatives looking to upgrade their skills or develop new ones.

For the latest events, check the island's monthly newsletter, The Flagstone, and scan the bulletin boards in Denman Village. Or head west on Denman Road and pullover at the top of the escarpment next to the "graffiti fence" (where handpainted community announcements are made and then whitewashed one after the next year-round).

Denman Island Readers & Writers Festival

Since its low-key launch in 2002, this annual mid-July week of readings, panel discussions and workshops has evolved into one of the liveliest and certainly most intimate literary events on Canada's west coast.

The Denman Island Readers & Writers Festival is held in Denman Village's small venues and attendees are in close quarters with such notable visiting writers as Ronald Wright, Sharon Butala, Marilyn Bowering, and Bill Gaston.

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