In “normal” times, the Denman Island Readers and Writers Festival takes place in three venues, all located in the village centre.

The 2021 festival is online as we take all the precautions outlined by health authorities.

The organizers look forward to an exciting in-person gathering in the summer of 2022.

And when it is safe, we encourage you to visit our lovely, welcoming island.


For the ferry schedule, please go to the official schedule on the BC Ferries website.

General information and enquiries:


Phone:  Cindy Critchley at (250) 331-3665


We are committed to support for people with accessibility requirements.  Please contact us in advance of the festival if you have any particular needs.


Denman Island Readers & Writers Festival acknowledges, with respect,that we live and operate on the traditional territories of the Pentlach, K’omox, Qualicum, and Tla’amin First Nations.


Committee members are:   Cindy Critchley,  Stewart Goodings, Claire Kennedy, Helen Mason,  Daryl McLoughlin, John Mills, Annette Reinhart and  Howard Stewart