Growing Room: A Feminist Literary Festival

Audience members at the Native Education College

Indigenous Brilliance at the Native Education College (March 2018, photo by Joy Muriel)

“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).

Festival Archives

2018 Festival 
2017 Festival


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