These are perilous times and they demand that we challenge ourselves to look for better ways to build community and to live, work, and thrive together. Every writer who begins a book launches into terra incognita, embarking on a voyage of discovery that will bring to the reader reports from new worlds and maps on how to navigate safe passage.

Hal Wake, Artistic Director
2016 Vancouver Writers Fest

Our ideas are how we see our world. We think with ideas. Ideas are how we communicate. Ideas are how we create connections. Creating connections with ideas is how we learn. Creating connections with ideas is how we create relationships. Creating connections with ideas is how we create community.

Our ideas about our world and how things are and how things work can contribute to or militate against our interests and our ability to create community.

Creating connections with ideas is how we create our knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of our world, of how things are, how things works, what we care about, and what possibilities we care to contribute to creating.

Creating connections with ideas is how we create our world. Connecting the dots creates new ways of seeing, thinking, and feeling about the world and new ideas about what we can do and how we can live and what we can create and who we can become.

Creating connections for our writers, creating connections with the ideas of writers, and exciting interest in exploring the stories, observations, and ideas contributed by our writers for creative connections increases the contribution of our writers to our creative community interests.

Roger Chilton
My Point of View

“The instruction we find in books is like fire. We fetch it from our neighbours, kindle it at home, communicate it to others, and it becomes the property of all.”

The Story

Creative connections

Science and Ideas
Theatre and Ideas
Music and Ideas
Film and Ideas
Ideas in Common
Interest in Ideas
Creating Connections with Ideas
Creating Community with Ideas
The Science of Probabilities
The Art of Possibilities