Greater Victoria, Sidney (Book Town) and the Saanich Peninsula on Vancouver Island enjoy many award winning authors and several privately-owned, wonderful bookstores. To celebrate this rich literary culture come and join the Sidney Literary Festival on October 2-4, 2015. The Festival begins with youth workshops followed by an evening of authors’ presentations at North Saanich Middle School. The excitement continues Saturday with workshops and authors’ readings to be held at the Sidney Pier Hotel on the waterfront. The day ends with a gala evening at the Mary Winspear Centre featuring well-known authors. On Sunday the festival wraps up with a “Brunch with the Authors” at the Pier Hotel. This is your event , come and be enthused by incredible literary culture that surrounds us on Vancouver Island.