The Details:

      • The Summit is an online event again this year.
      • Most sessions will be recorded and available to registrants for a 2 week period after the Summit.
      • Like last year, the Summit will have multiple events per day that are spaced out to provide you with breaks between sessions.
      • Events will be hosted at 10 am, 1 pm, and 7 pm.
      • The schedule for the Summit is complete, but there are times when working with so many amazing presenters and speakers that changes may occur that are out of our control. The Summit schedule page will be updated as needed to reflect any changes.
      • Participants will receive a daily zoom link that can be used for all events on that day. We do this to reduce the risk of unwelcome intruders.
      • Digital doors open 5 minutes before the event begins.


    Welcome to the Federation of BC Writers 2022 BC Writers Summit. The Summit runs May 14-21 2022. Registration is now closed.

    Our team has worked hard to put together an event that will match the calibre of last year's event. Based on your feedback, we have worked with presenters to secure rights of recordings for most sessions. If you miss one, all registrants will be able to access the sessions for 2 weeks after the Summit concludes.

    Thank you to our Individual sponsors!  Your support makes our Summit possible.


    Gold Level

    • Marion Allan
    • Heather Kellerhals-Stewart
    • Peggi Peacock
    • Katherine (KT) Wagner
    • Valerie White

    Silver Level

    • Frances Peck
    • Helen Edwards
    • Kate Braid
    • Rod Crutcher

    Bronze Level

    • Rick Devereux
    • Beth Hendry-Yim
    • Libby McKeever
    • Marc Theriault
    • Suzanne Venuta and
    • H Wilson Books


    KEYNOTE: BLURRING GENRES with Helen Humphreys

    FLASH FICTION with Katie Bickell

    TELLING THE TRUTH: CONVERSATIONS ABOUT CREATIVE NON-FICTION (SUMMIT EDITION)

    WRITING HI-LO BOOKS FOR EDUCATION with Gail Anderson-Dargatz

    FIRST PAGES with Editors BC

    WRITING PRACTICES with Yasuko Thanh

    WRITING NATURE with Helen Humphreys

    IN/VERSE POETRY with Susan Alexander: Poet Laureates Edition

    FIRESIDE CHAT with Darrel McLeod

    WRITING YOUR BIO  with Ariel Hudnall

    MAKING A LIVING AS A WRITER with Doretta Lau

    EXPLORING GRAPHIC POETRY with Chantal Gibson

    META-MISSION MEMOIR with JJ Lee

    CULTURE WRITING FOR ONLINE PUBLICATIONS with Niko Stratis

    QUERY LETTER SLUSHPILE with the Darling Axe

    BOOKSTORES PANEL

    FIRESIDE CHAT with Helen Humphreys & Megan Cole

    PUBLISHERS PANEL 

    WRITING SPRINT SERENADE with Andrew Sims

    2022 BC WRITERS GALA featuring JJ Lee and the winners of the 2021 Literary Contests






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