Hal Wake has been engaged with the literary community in Canada for more than 30 years. He has conducted on-stage interviews with Alice Munro, Jonathan Safran Foer, Richard Ford, Sharon Olds, Rohinton Mistry Michael Chabon, Joseph Boyden and Anne Michaels amongst many others. In the mid '80's he was the book producer for the most influential public radio program in Canada, Morningside with Peter Gzowski. He has hosted or moderated hundreds of literary events at Festivals in Vancouver, Victoria, Sechelt, New York, London (UK), Auckland, Melbourne and Sydney Australia. His reviews have appeared in the Globe and Mail, Georgia Straight, and the Vancouver Sun. He has served on granting juries for the Canada Council for the Arts, the BC Arts Council and the City of Vancouver. He is an Honorary Member of the Writers Union of Canada and he was the Artistic Director of the Vancouver Writers Fest until 2017.