BookFest takes place over multiple venues. Over the course of the day, there are 3 sessions: 10:15am, 11:15am, and 1:30pm. Some of the main venues for the event are the Vancouver Island Conference Centre (VICC) and the Nanaimo Art Gallery’s Art Lab. Click here for the full BookFest Events Schedule.
|Room||Session A||Session B||Session C|
|10:15 – 11:00||11:15 – 12:00||1:30 – 2:15|
|VICC Duke Point Room Capacity 100||Marie-Louise Gay 5+||Jeremy Tankard 8+||Marie-Louise Gay 5+|
|VICC Lantzville Room Capacity 80||Chris Tougas 5+||Chris Tougas 5+||Jeremy Tankard 8+|
|VICC Departure Bay Room A Capacity 70||Art Slade 8+||Sheree Fitch 5+||Art Slade 8+|
|VICC Departure Bay Room B Capacity 70||Ria Voros 8+||Ria Voros 8+||Sheree Fitch 5+|
|VICC Millstone Room Capacity 80||Ashley Spires 5+||Leah Dorion 8+||Ashley Spires 5+|
|Harbourfront Library 2nd Floor Meeting Room Capacity 80||Julie Flett 8+||Julie Flett 8+||Leah Dorion 8+|
Free Pre-school Sessions
Pre-school sessions are free events held over the course of BookFest day concurrent with presenter sessions. These sessions are are held in the Nanaimo Harbourfront Library and provided by VIRL Librarians for children under 5 years of age, with an accompanying adult. Older siblings are welcome, but space is limited!