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Registration is now open for our Spring Writes Festival!

This year we’ve teamed up with LitFest New West to bring you a wonderful weekend of literary events called The New West Festival of Words. The festival takes place April 13-15 on the waterfront in New Westminster at the Inn at the Quay and the River Market. Details and tickets at newwestfestivalofwords.eventbrite.ca

There is a special member rate at several events, so watch your email for that code! To book a room at The Inn at the Quay at the special FBCW Spring Writes Festival rate, call 1-800-663-2001. The special rate is available only until March 10 and rooms are limited so please book very soon!



The winner of Literary Writes 2018 has been announced, along with three honorable mentions! Congratulations to Barbara Black for winning the prize, and to Derek Hanebury, Leanne Boschman, and Susan Braley for the honorable mentions. Read the comments from judge Patricia Young HERE. The winning entry will be published in the Spring edition of WordWorks.

Membership Drive Extended until February 28th! Use code 2018 for 20% off of your new membership.

It has recently come to our attention that Paypal was not working effectively with our membership management software and creating frustrating glitches for members attempting to join during our drive. We apologize for this, and have spent this weekend working to switch to the highly recommended platform ‘Stripe’. This payment processor is secure, works more effectively, and has several additional features, including a card vault. Please consider joining, and email membership@bcwriters.ca if you have any questions or concerns.
All the best,
Shaleeta Harrison
Executive Director

Applications are open now for the 2018 honorary ambassador. Please consider make an application by clicking here on behalf of someone in the literary community that you think is deserving. 



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