Literary Arts Events

“Banff Centre is a writer’s paradise – offering a safe and inspirational environment for literary artists to push boundaries and explore their full potential with the support of exceptional mentors and peers.”

Dr. Derek Beaulieu, Director of Literary Arts, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

THIS YEAR BANFF CENTRE CELEBRATES 50 YEARS OF LITERARY ARTS PROGRAMMING. Since its foundation, Literary Arts at Banff Centre has become a globally renowned creative catalyst for established and emerging writers.

This 50th anniversary milestone represents an opportunity to look back on five decades of exceptional Canadian and international writing, and to look ahead with post-secondary educational programs that are responsive to the needs of artists of today and tomorrow.

Literary Journalism: Memoir

This is an opportunity to demystify the writing process and get a sneak peek into new memoirs from the world’s finest writers.

Summer Writers

Enjoy three free evenings of new work in poetry and prose.