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  • Young writer’s gather March 7 Jan 28/15 - Federation of BC Writers Young Writer’s Conference Saturday March 7 12 pm- 4 pm Surrey Public Library, Room 418 Entrance by at-the-door donation to Youth Food Bank (suggested donation $5 or 2 non-perishable items). All proceeds to Purpose Society Youth Food Bank. Seating is limited, please pre-register via *protected email*…

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  • The Fed’s self-publishing ‘convergence’ Dec 18/14 - ‘Convergence’ isn’t a word we get to use too often. Especially not in the 21st Century, when the world is refracted and distracted through an ever increasing array of multi-media channels, carrying a burgeoning torrent of news and views. But a convergence of sorts is exactly what’s happening for the…

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  • EVENT: Festival of zine Culture in Vancouver Nov. 8 Nov 4/14 -   More Info Feel free to share!

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  • EVENT: Canadian Poets invited to Envoi Festival Nov 3/14 - CANADIAN POETS AND POETRY PUBLISHERS Open Call Deadline, January 5, 2014 2015 ENVOI POETRY FESTIVAL MAY 31 – JUNE 7, THE FORKS, WINNIPEG, MANITOBA A festival of Canadian poetry celebrating Indigenous, Francophone, and western Canadian poets and spoken word artists, produced by the Envoi Literary Foundation, and Envoi Publishing and…

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  • Event: Northwest Travel Writers Conference April 26-27 Nov 3/14 - Calling all travel writers, early-bird registration is now open for the 7th annual Northwest Travel Writers Conference, taking place April 26-27, 2015, at Sunriver Resort in Bend, Oregon. Need help pitching to magazines? Want to stay on top of the latest trends in Northwest travel? The Northwest is one of the hottest…

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  • EVENTS & WORKSHOPS: Cascadia Poetry Festival offers ‘fantastic workshops’ Oct 11/14 - Press Release Cascadia Poetry Festival Affordable Workshops Four fantastic workshops (only $60 each!) will be happening at Vancouver Island University where many of the main events for the festival are being held. You do not need a festival gold pass to sign up for a workshop, but you will probably…

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  • EVENT: Self-Publishing Fair, Jan. 24 in Nanaimo Sep 16/14 - Feel free to share!

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  • ARTS EXPO: Please help me I’m Faa-aaa-ling Sep 13/14 - Finding myself in a gymnasium populated for the most part by visual artists, I thought I would do a quick watercolour rendition of me (a la Photoshop) to create the right mood for this report. The Fall for the Arts Expo, held at the Cedar Recreation Centre in Saanich, BC, drew…

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  • Event: Whistler Writers’ Festival Workshops Oct. 17-19 Sep 10/14 - The Whistler Writers’ Festival will have the hills alive to the sound of reading and writing Oct. 17-19. The three day festival features workshops, book launches, panel discussions and intimate conversations with respected writers from across the genres. Avid readers, aspiring writers and published authors will all find inspiration in the…

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  • Nanaimo retreat “a weekend of writing freedom” Sep 10/14 - FBCW Fall Writers’ Retreat October 30 – November 2, 2014 Bethlehem Retreat Center, Nanaimo, BC It’s time for a good old-fashioned retreat and this fall, the Federation of BC Writers is giving you the opportunity to provide yourself with the time to write and to learn from some of our…

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  • Kudos and Broken Pencils in the latest issue of WriteON Aug 23/14 - The latest edition of WriteON has flown the editors coop and landed in the mailboxes of members and subscribers. It includes: Kudos to entrants in the Fed’s Literary Writes contest A traditional view of Broken Pencil, Canada’s ‘alternative lit’ magazine An invitation to a weekend of ‘writing freedom’ A fall…

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  • Vancouver Island Cultural Days Participants Wanted Aug 13/14 - Vancouver Island Regional Library has extended its application window for participants in Culture Days Sept. 26 -28 until August 25. Four VIRL branches are inviting applications: Campbell River; Nanaimo (Wellington Branch); Parksville; and Port Alberni. It’s free to participate in the event and there are rooms available that can accommodate between…

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  • Publishing tips and traps – TWUC Workshop Aug 11/14 - The Writers’ Union of Canada will be bringing a day long publishing workshop to the West Coast, with a stop in Edmonton along the way for writers in all stages of their careers who want to know what to do and what to avoid in this era of seismic change. “The ever-changing…

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  • POW! Victoria’s Play On Words Aug. 16 Aug 7/14 - Integrated Arts Festival Main Event August 16th 12:00 – 4:00 PM The Greater Victoria Public Library (GVPL) Central Branch is hosting the 2nd annual two day celebration of literary arts in all its diverse forms in its outdoor library square. As part of the Integrate Arts Festival, Play on Words…

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  • Word Vancouver getting closer, Sept. 24-28 Jul 24/14 - There’s just over a couple of months until ‘Western Canada’s largest celebration of literacy and reading’ gets underway. Word Vancouver begins Sept 24 and runs for four literacy filled days to the 28th. The event is held at various venues throughout the city, and ‘promotes books and authors with free exhibits, performances,…

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  • Literary Walking Tour of Downtown Victoria Jul 3/14 - Friday, July 11, 9:30 to 11am, Central Library One of the best ways to get a new perspective on a city is through the eyes of local authors. And when the city is Victoria — home and inspiration to generations of award-winning writers — there’s a wonderful array of different…

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  • Black History Month-Poetry Jan 25/14 - Feel free to share!

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  • Burnaby Writers Coffeehouse Jan 6/14 - Spoken INK Date: January 21, 2014 Time:  8:00 p.m. Location: La Fontana Caffe, 101-3701 East Hastings, Burnaby, B.C. Contact Person:  Janette King Email: *protected email* Website:  www.BurnabyWritersNews.blogspot.com Debra Purdy Kong, author of the crime series featuring Alex Bellamy and the Casey Holland security mystery series, is Spoken INK’s featured author Tuesday, January 21st, at…

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  • Quesnel Workshop Jan 4/14 - Free Writer’s Workshop Quesnel Wordspinners presents an inspirational and skill building workshop by Prince George travel author, Vivien Lougheed. Feb 8/2014 9:30-2:30 206-488 McLean St (Literacy Quesnel). Lunch available. Details Lin 250-747-3312 Registration (limited) Pam 250-747-0088 Feel free to share!

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  • Skagit River Poetry Festival Jan 4/14 -   Festival Tickets on sale January 1, 2014 Festival tickets are available from Brownpapertickets.com.   Type in Skagit River Poetry Festival in the keyword search to find us.    There are a several levels of tickets from single sessions on Thursday night with Sherman Alexie and Tom Robbins, Friday night with Robert…

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  • Creative Nonfiction Collective Society Dec 27/13 - Ronald Wright to Give Keynote Address at Creative Nonfiction Collective Society’s 10th Anniversary Conference Calgary, Alberta (October 22, 2013) – Award-winning historian, novelist, essayist and author of nine books, Ronald Wright will give the keynote address at the Creative Nonfiction Collective Society’s 10th anniversary conference, May 2 to 4, 2014…

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  • Children of Air India Nov 24/13 - Feel free to share!

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  • Love Between the Sacred and Profane Nov 21/13 - Book Launch Love Between the Sacred and Profane St. James’ Anglican Church 303 East Cordova Street Vancouver – in the lower room Wednesday, 11 December, 2013 7pm – 8:30 $2 of very book sold will be donated to the St. James’ Street Outreach Initiative. Book price $12 Refreshments will be…

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  • Novel Writing – Patricia Donahue Nov 6/13 - I’m giving a workshop Nov.9/13 at Vernon Library 1-3 pm   Novel Writing: What you need to know. Free event.  All levels welcome.  Part of:  National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) in Canada. Chicken Soup for the Soul: O Canada, The Wonders of Winter, where I have my story Bruno’s Bruin  has been…

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  • Listen! Laugh! Enjoy! Nov 1/13 - Does Every Cloud have a Silver Lining? Storytelling – maintaining an almost lost art Date:  Sunday, November 17th. Time:  7 pm Location:   1805 Larch / 2nd Ave, Kits; parking St Mark’s Contact:   Mary Gavan *protected email* Website:   www.vancouverstorytellers.ca Description: $6; Listen! Laugh Enjoy!  Storytellers: Lee Porteous, Victoria; Mike Ewan, North…

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  • Next Whistler Oct 29/13 - Whistler Readers and Writers Festival Mark Your Calendar: October 17-19, 2014 2013 marked the 12th anniversary of the Whistler Readers and Writers Festival, and what an incredible event it was. Wrapping up this past weekend, the festival hosted thirty guest authors, and close to 1300 participants to an array of literary…

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  • Shatford Centre Authors & Artists Christmas Faire Oct 20/13 - The Shatford Centre is hosting the fifth annual Authors & Artists Christmas Faire on Saturday, November 23rd, and Sunday, November 24th. Red Tuque Books and the Shatford Centre will be presenting writers and artists from all over the Okanagan and beyond. This event will showcase their finest works of literary…

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  • Whistler Readers and Writers Festival – soon! Oct 13/13 - The Whistler Readers and Writers Festival – Newsletter #5 October 18-20, 2013 There’s only a week to go until the festival brings a host of literary events to the snow-capped mountains of Whistler. Starting on Friday, there are reading panels, writing workshops, and readings spread over the weekend. The final…

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  • Whistler Readers and Writers Festival Oct 7/13 - Newsletter #4 October 18-20, 2013 Each year we strive to bring the very best Canadian and international authors to Whistler for a weekend packed with readings, workshops and lots of opportunities for you to meet some of your favourite writers. This weekend provides a chance for readers and writers alike…

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  • Annual Writers Retreat Oct 3/13 - Thank you for being a member of the Federation of British Columbia Writers in these rather stressful times for many, I’m sure. We need to find out what you would like from us, how we can help you further and, possibly, what some of you might be able to offer…

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  • Annual Writers’ Retreat Oct 1/13 - Federation of BC Writers 2nd Annual Writers’ Retreat and Workshop Smorgasbord. November 14 -17, 2013 Rosemary Heights, Surrey, BC  Are you always thinking about not finding the time to write? Have a particular problem in your piece or novel that needs some concentrated work? Perhaps you want to look at putting…

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  • Sidney Literary Festival Sep 27/13 - October 4-5-6 Note: the poster’s website reference should be “.com”. For info click here Festival website Feel free to share!

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  • Whistler Readers & Writers Festival Sep 21/13 - The Whistler Readers and Writers Festival –  October 18-20, 2013 For newsletter #3, the team at the W.R.W.F. wanted to highlight some of the workshops that are going on over the event weekend. From memoir writing, to the future of the magazine industry, and how to revise your work –…

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  • Summer Dreams Happenings Sep 1/13 - SUMMER DREAMS – 2013 Heidi Greco, Blue Pencil volunteer for the Federation of BC Writers, in session with Franci Louann at the Summer Dreams Summer Dreams Literary Arts Festival, Saturday, August 24, 2013 at Trout Lake Park in East Vancouver. Our thanks also to Bernice Lever and Sylvia Taylor for donating Blue Pencil…

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