For the 2020/2021 school year, Booktopia is going completely virtual with author/illustrator presentations streamed live via the Library YouTube channel for everyone to enjoy in December (2020), January, February and March (2021). Registered virtual creative and literary programs for kids will also be offered in the week following the presentations.
Started in 2005, Booktopia is West Vancouver’s Literary Arts Festival for young people. Booktopia promotes literacy, celebrates language arts and cultivates creative thought amongst kids, teens and families in West Vancouver. Past speakers have included Jacqueline Woodson, Kazu Kibuishi, Gene Luen Yang, Shane Koyczan and dozens of other internationally renowned authors and illustrators.