The Denman Island Readers and Writers Festival takes place in three venues, all located in the village centre.  When you arrive on Denman Island, you will find an intersection at the top of the hill coming off the ferry. Go left at this intersection and you will see the Arts Centre, General Store, Community School and Community Hall on your right, and on your left, the hardware store, Abraxas Books and the  Activity Centre  where registration takes place and books are on sale. Please start your festival experience here.

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,  Noni Fenwick-Wilson, Debbie Frketich, Stewart Goodings, Val Hammell, Janice Hayward, Helen Mason, Annette Reinhart and John Tansley