Press Release - The Federation of BC Writers Announces Fall Mini Summit

26 Oct 2022 4:44 PM | Bryan Mortensen (Administrator)


COURTENAY, BC — Hot on the heels of their successful Spring Summit, the Federation of BC Writers is excited to announce their Fall Mini Summit, featuring five days of virtual presentations aimed at giving new and experienced writers the tools they need to advance their careers and market their books. From November 21-25, the FBCW’s first-ever Mini Summit will offer presentations from marketing specialists on topics such as newsletters, book cover design, social media engagement, author websites and more.

“The Federation of BC Writers prioritises programming to match requests from our members and the broader writing community,” said Executive Director Bryan Mortensen. “I can’t count the number of emails and messages we’ve received asking for help with online book marketing. As such, we felt the time was right to put together a grouping of workshops and information sessions dedicated to helping writers spread the word about their printed

works, and to get their books into the hands of eager readers.”

While members of the FBCW get a discounted rate, the Mini Summit is open to all interested writers. Registering for the one-week Mini Summit gives participants access to all five days of presentations, which are live via Zoom. A recording of each presentation will continue to be available for one month following the Summit.

For registration information and a full list of presentations, visit bcwriters.ca/minisummit.

About the FBCW:

The Federation of British Columbia Writers is a provincial writing organisation ‘for writers, about writing.’ Founded to support emerging and established writers on a grassroots level, the FBCW has grown to over 1,200 members since its inception in 1976. The role of the organisation has continued to evolve over its 46 year history, with a focus on education, collaboration, advocacy, and addressing the current challenges faced by writers of all genres. With an aim to promote excellence and professionalism in the literary arts, the FBCW supports BC and Yukon writers and poets at every stage of their creative journeys through programs, services, and publications that target craft, connection, and career.

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Media Contact:

Bryan Mortensen

Executive Director

Federation of British Columbia Writers

bryan@bcwriters.ca

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