Former residence, 3800 Block, W. 11th Ave.
One of Canada’s foremost authors, Margaret Atwood, lived near here in 1964-1965 while working as a lecturer at UBC. “It was a wonderful breakthrough year for me,” she has recalled.
Vancouver City Hall, 453 W. 12th Ave.
The ultimate expert on all historical matters pertaining to Vancouver, Chuck Davis routinely asked students in Vancouver area schools to name the person who the statue behind City Hall represents.
Former residence, 3500 Block, W. 21st Ave.
Award-winning and beloved writer Margaret Laurence wrote the first draft of one of this country’s greatest novels, The Stone Angel, while living here from 1958 to 1962.
False Creek (Snauq), beneath Burrard Bridge
In her story ‘Goodbye Snauq’ which appeared in West Coast Line in 2008, Lee Maracle recalls the area that is now mis-identified as False Creek in Vancouver.
Burrard Bridge, Kitsilano Side
Daphne Marlatt was appointed to the Order of Canada in 2006 and became the 19th recipient of the George Woodcock Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012. Born in Australia, she immigrated to Vancouver in 1951.
Former residence, 1100 Block, Arbutus St.
Major J.S. Matthews, who was Vancouver’s foremost documentarian and collector, lived at this address for nearly 50 years, flying the Union Jack on Sundays and holidays.
Kitsilano Public Library, 2425 Macdonald St.
The first Canadian woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature and one of the world’s most insightful and skilled short story writers, Alice Munro worked at the Vancouver Public Library prior to her worldwide literary acclaim.
Former residence, 4500 Block, W. 8th Ave.
Jane Rule wrote her first, best-known novel, Desert of the Heart (1964), while living here with her long-time partner Helen Sonthoff. Rule’s compassionate and unsentimental account of two women who meet and fall in love in Reno, Nevada, made her an international figure.
Former residence, 900 Block, W. 7th Ave.
Long before Andreas Schroeder led Canada to adopt Public Lending Right and helped found both the League of Canadian Poets and the Writers Union of Canada, the prolific UBC Creative Writing professor was an avant-garde, ex-Mennonite motorcyclist and surrealist who lived in a four-storey, ramshackle, communal house, just east of Oak St.
Former residence, 6400 Block, McCleery St.
Self-described as “a British Columbian by choice, a Canadian by birth,” the England educated anarchist George Woodcock was B.C.’s most prodigious man of letters.