“The new guard of CanLit has arrived, and it is young, diverse, wired—and passionately political.”—The Toronto Star
Growing Room: A Feminist Literary Festival is Room magazine’s annual literary festival, a celebration of diverse Canadian writers and artists which takes place every March on the traditional, unceded, and ancestral territory of the Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh, and Squamish peoples (Vancouver, British Columbia).
Room is committed to inclusion and accessibility, and registration for the majority of panels and readings at Growing Room is pay-what-you-can or by-donation. Growing Room is a celebration, a protest, a reflection, a re-visioning, a gathering, a question, and a dream.
The 2019 Growing Room festival will take place from March 8 – 17, 2019. The festival line-up and schedule will be announced by January 2019.
Growing Room was founded in 2017 by the Growing Room Collective (led by collective members Meghan Bell, Chelene Knight, and Arielle Spence).