Canadian Literary Festivals and Reading Series are eligible to apply for funding through the Union's National Public Readings Program. Through this program, The Writers’ Union of Canada supports organizations across Canada that are hosting public author readings by providing payment for the author's reading fee and some travel expenses. This program is only open to authors who are members of the Union.

Have we missed a festival or reading series? Please email the name of the festival, the city and province it takes place in, and its website, and we will happily add it to the list. Thank you!


British Columbia


There are no active literary festivals in Yukon at this time.


North West Territories





Nova Scotia

New Brunswick

Newfoundland and Labrador

Prince Edward Island

There are no active literary festivals in Prince Edward Island at this time.