Launch at the Brickhouse, 730 Main St., 8 p.m. Free admission.
Literary cabaret at the White Room, 4 Church St., 7 p.m. Free admission.
Reading at the Oak Bay Public Library, 1442 Monterey Ave., 2 p.m. Free admission but please advance register at gvpl.ca or call 250-940-GVPL (4875).
Vancouver Writers Festival reading series at the Vancouver Public Library, Alice MacKay Room, 350 West Georgia St., 7 p.m. Free admission; registration is recommended.
Crime Writers Lunch at the Whistler Writers Festival, featuring Alisa Smith, John MacLachlan Gray, Sheena Kamal, Michael Redhill, and Jenny D. Williams. Moderator Feet Banks steals us away through the deceptive twists and turns of crime, mystery and thrillers. At 1 p.m., Fairmont Chateau Whistler. Tickets $32, including lunch; advance purchase recommended.