BC Literary Calendar

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  • Thu
    05
    Nov
    2015
    Sun
    24
    Jan
    2016
    International, Open to everyone

    Write a poem, 30 lines or fewer or a short story, 5 pages maximum length, for a chance
    to win cash prizes totaling $1275.00. Multiple entries are accepted. Visit our website for details on how to enter! Event Web Link: http://www.dreamquestone.com

  • Sun
    10
    Jan
    2016
    3:00 pmCentral branch, VPL, 350 W. Georgia St.

    Five poets/poetry-lovers/readers/writers bring to life the works of their favourite deceased poets. January 10 at 3:00pm, free. Central branch, VPL, 350 W. Georgia St. More information at 604-331-3603.

  • Mon
    11
    Jan
    2016
    Mon
    08
    Feb
    2016
    7pm-9:30pmContact for more information.

    There you are, pen in hand, paper or computer in front of you, all good intentions on fire. How long do you sit, before you press pen to paper, finger to keys? How many Facebook peeks, dishes washed, to do lists made before the first sentence gets scratched out? This series of Monday evening workshops will help you get started on the “getting started blues” with writing prompts, ideas for sequence poems that will keep you going, and lots and lots of writing to build your mental muscles. We will look at some essentials of writing: imagery, metaphor, syntax, cadence, line length, using some model poems to inspire and guide. Finally, we will look at ways to revise and refine the drafts we write in class and at home.   Barbara Pelman is a teacher and writer with over thirty years’ experience. She has conducted poetry workshops in her home and in schools and is an active participant in the Victoria poetry community. She has two books, “One Stone” (Ekstasis 2005) and “Borrowed Rooms” (Ronsdale Press 2008) and a number of poems in literary journals. She has received awards for her poetry, including last year’s first prize with the Federation of BC Writers Literary Writes contest.

    The workshop will take place in Barbara’s living room, for five sessions of 2 ½  hours each, from 7 to 9:30 Monday evenings from January 11 to February 8, 2016. Cost of workshops is $125.00 for the series. Please contact Barbara atbarbarapelman@gmail.com or 250-480-1081 to register.
  • Thu
    14
    Jan
    2016
    2:30 pmSidney/North Saanich Library

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  • Tue
    19
    Jan
    2016
    7:00 pmLobby of The ACT Arts Centre, Maple Ridge

    Join us for our first workshop of 2016, Tuesday January 19th, 7pm in the lobby of The ACT Arts Centre, Maple Ridge. No charge to attend.

    Editor Susan Kelly http://www.gombocwords.com/ will present on BEGINNINGS AND ENDINGS. Her workshop covers the opening and ending of a story. You will learn the power of a linked opening and ending, and the secret to fulfilling the contract with the reader.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/186039318411553/

  • Tue
    19
    Jan
    2016
    7:00 pmLobby of The ACT Arts Centre, Maple Ridge

    Join us for our first workshop of 2016, Tuesday January 19th, 7pm in the lobby of The ACT Arts Centre, Maple Ridge. No charge to attend.

    Editor Susan Kelly http://www.gombocwords.com/ will present on BEGINNINGS AND ENDINGS. Her workshop covers the opening and ending of a story. You will learn the power of a linked opening and ending, and the secret to fulfilling the contract with the reader.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/186039318411553/

  • Sat
    23
    Jan
    2016
    1:30 pm - 4:30 pm Greater Victoria Public Library, Central Branch, 735

    Discover some good reads at a showcase of books presented
    by local authors currently showcased in our Emerging Local Authors
    Collection. Books will be available for purchase.
    www.gvpl.ca

  • Mon
    25
    Jan
    2016
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  • Wed
    03
    Feb
    2016
    1:00 pmNanaimo Harboufront Library

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  • Fri
    05
    Feb
    2016
    Sun
    01
    May
    2016
  • Sun
    14
    Feb
    2016

    $1,000.00 each in fiction, non-fiction and poetry for pieces about love. (Note that the contest deadline is Valentines day! )

    http://www.donttalktomeaboutlove.com

  • Mon
    15
    Feb
    2016
    BC

     The British Columbia Genealogical Society (BCGS) annual book award to encourage family history research and writing in and about British Columbia, Canada. Books considered must be written by a British Columbia author and relate to British Columbia family history. Books must be published in 2015, and the deadline for submission is February 15th 2016. The books should be readable and to accepted genealogical standards. The family history should include an index, family charts, maps, photos and reference all documents. Information submitted should include the author and publishers name, address, phone number and email address and the price of the book. All books submitted become the property of the British Columbia Genealogical Society.

    To submit a book for consideration for the BCGS Family History Book Award send one copy to BCGS 211 – 14981 – 101A Avenue, Surrey, BC V3R 0T1. The British Columbia Genealogical Society Family History Award will be presented at the June 8, 2016 meeting of the British Columbia Genealogical Society. The British Columbia Genealogical Society and its volunteer members have been actively researching and preserving British Columbia, Canada’s genealogical heritage since 1971. Website: http://www.bcgs.ca

    For more information about the BCGS Family History Book Award or the BCGS, call Alice Marwood at 604-582-1548 or emailamarwood@shaw.ca

  • Tue
    16
    Feb
    2016
    7:00 pm The ACT Maple Ridge 11944 Haney Place Maple Ridge, BC V2X6G1

    From ghost stories to space operas and everything in between, speculative fiction can be a lot of fun to read and write. Katherine (KT) Wagner is planning a fun and interactive workshop for our next lobby night. Bring your writing tools!

    The term "speculative fiction" has recently risen in popularity as an umbrella description for genres with a speculative bent like science fiction, fantasy and horror as well as many other sub-genres including relatively new ones such as magic realism, bizarro and new weird.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/166697750369785/

  • Tue
    16
    Feb
    2016
    7pm-9:00pmThe ACT Maple Ridge 11944 Haney Place Maple Ridge, BC V2X 6G1

    From ghost stories to space operas and everything in
    between, speculative fiction can be a lot of fun to read and write.

    Katherine (KT) Wagner is planning a fun and interactive workshop for
    our next lobby night. Bring your writing tools!

    The term "speculative fiction" has recently risen in popularity
    as an umbrella description for genres with a speculative bent like
    science fiction, fantasy and horror as well as many other sub-genres
    including relatively new ones such as magic realism, bizarro and new
    weird.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/166697750369785/

  • Wed
    24
    Feb
    2016
    7:00 pmFanny Bay Hall

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  • Wed
    24
    Feb
    2016
    9-4 SFU Harbour Centre 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC | Room 2250

    Note: Editors BC will also run this seminar in Victoria later this spring in partnership with the Professional Editors’ Association of Vancouver Island (PEAVI).

    According to the International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS), 48 percent of adult Canadians have difficulty reading the texts necessary to their daily lives. For many of these people, as well as those of us with little time to read documents more than once, plain language is a must. This course introduces plain language. The course manual demonstrates basic plain language techniques and provides “before” and “after” examples, practical exercises and an easy-to-use checklist. The course is learner-centred and skills-based. Working in groups, you will learn by doing.

    The course supplies about 90 pages of explanation, examples, exercises, suggested responses and bibliographic materials. Registration includes a $10 fee to cover the cost of photocopying.

    Please note that lunch is not included in the cost of registration.
    LEARN MORE & REGISTER ONLINE NOW!

    Early Bird on or before February 5, 2016
    Member: $130.00 Non-member: $190.00

    After February 5, 2016
    Member: $150.00 Non-member: $210.00

    ►►►REGISTRATION CLOSES FEBRUARY 19, 2016, AT MIDNIGHT◄◄◄

  • Sat
    27
    Feb
    2016
    10 am - 4 pmVancouver Central Library in our Alice MacKay room

    Consisting of presentations and advice throughout the day, there will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions and get the help you need. In partnership with Federation of B.C. Writers.
  • Wed
    02
    Mar
    2016
    Thu
    03
    Mar
    2016
    9:00 pmVancity Theatre 1181 Seymour St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2E8

     

    Federation member Keith Digby’s co-written feature film plays at this upscale, downtown venue for two nights only. Cop or killer?  She’s convinced he murdered her daughter, and today is payback. His pleas of innocence fall on deaf ears.  Lies are useless, mind games backfire, the truth doesn’t work.  In the end, the only way he can stop this death-ride could kill them both. Join award-winning Producer/Director Martin de Valk and Co-writers Keith Digby and Brian Paisley in the Vancity Theatre lounge bar before the show and enjoy a very scary ride at 9pm.

    To buy tickets click on http://bit.ly/Mar02Trunk or http://bit.ly/Mar03Trunk
    Chiaro Productions: http://www.chiaro.ca
    TRUNK Fb https://www.facebook.com/TrunkFlic/?ref=bookmarks

  • Thu
    03
    Mar
    2016
    8:00 pmCottage Bistro, 4470 Main Street, Vancouver

    Eight writers entertain with their fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Carleigh Baker tops the bill, with a live soundscape accompanying her reading from her soon-to-be-published chapbook, The Closest We'll Get to Neon, about her experiences paddling the Peel Watershed. More.

  • Fri
    04
    Mar
    2016
    Sat
    05
    Mar
    2016
    The Banff Centre

    The Banff Centre:  Story Summit 2016: The Intersection of Story, Technology & Sustainability on Friday March 4, 2016 and Saturday March 5, 2016. Presented by AMPIA and The Banff Centre and in partnership with On Screen Manitoba and Western Economic Diversification Canada, this gathering of North American media, entertainment and content creators will bring together the most forward thinking and knowledgeable industry professionals to share their experiences and ideas.  For more information about the Summit program, click here.

    Keynote speakers and presenters include Rashida Jeeva, Head of Content, AOL Canada & General Manager, Huffington Post Canada, Jeben Berg, Chief Marketing Officer, Zealot Networks, Caitlin Burns, Transmedia Producer and many more leaders in 360 storytelling, VR and new media.

     

    To register, click here.

  • Sat
    05
    Mar
    2016
    5:30 amMulti-purpose room #3, Port Moody Rec Centre, off Ioco Road in Port Moody.

    HOW TO RAISE YOUR ONLINE PRESENCE:  Building Visibility and Your Tribe Before Publication

    Most unpublished fiction and nonfiction authors need to raise their online presence as a professional writer and maintain it two to three years before publication. It’s a conversation, not a hard sell, to encourage book buyers.

     

    Join author, Julie H. Ferguson for a hands-on workshop to discover the best platforms for first-time authors. Find out how to approach social media without diluting your writing time. Learn how to join online conversations with editors and agents, potential readers, and the media.

     

        When, where, how: 

    • Saturday March 5, 2016, 1:30-4:00pm$40.00.
    • Multi-purpose room #3, Port Moody Rec Centre, off Ioco Road in Port Moody. (Note: the new venue d/t the need for WiFi.) Bring your laptops.
    • Register in person, online at http://www.portmoody.ca/index.aspx?page=20 by clicking “Online Registration, and entering course #60152, or call 604.469.4556 and quote “Creative Writing Workshop”
  • Sat
    05
    Mar
    2016
    10-4Heritage Park Centre Cafeterium, 33700 Prentis Ave, Mission

    Heritage Park is a combined UFV Campus and High School.  We have 6 workshops in total, 3 in the morning and 3 in the afternoon. Our price is $40 a day for adults, and students are $20 a day. That price includes a Subway lunch and refreshments.

    Our web address is www.lifetimelearningcentre.org for more info on the authors and workshop presenters and workshops. We will have a UFV Louden Singletree student magazine reading and an open mic at the lunch hour. It’s a fun, fast-paced day with plenty to choose from. We would encourage early registration as some of the workshops will have limited seating.

  • Sat
    05
    Mar
    2016
    1:30 pm Mission BC, UFV Mission Campus, Heritage Park Centre

    This year's theme is Thinking Outside the Box, The Festival provides time networking!, participating in readings, and sharing in workshops. Share your love for the written word with other local lovers of literature and other writers. Enjoy readings by published authors Discover writing tips and techniques in workshops Challenge yourself with writing exercises.

    http://www.lifetimelearningcentre.org/events/9th-annual-m
    ission-writers-and-readers-festival-thinking-outside-the-box/

  • Fri
    11
    Mar
    2016
    Sun
    13
    Mar
    2016
    The Little Gumboot in Roberts Creek
    SpringWritersRetreat2016The Writers Union of Canada (TWUC) and The Federation of BC Writers (fbcw) have teamed up to offer local writers a weekend-long Spring Writer's Retreat March 11th - 13th. The affordable weekend features 3 workshops, one Literary Cabaret and an introductory Meet & Greet.
    In this day of multiple format publishers, self-promotion, e-books, online sales with Amazon and more authors and books than ever, the two unions decided to create a supportive weekend for meeting other writers, trading stories and sharing industry information.  On Friday evening at 7 o'clock, all local writers are invited to Meet & Greet other members of both TWUC and fBCW at The Little Gumboot in Roberts Creek.
    The next day at The Linwood House Tax Tips for Writers with George Opacic (9:30 AM), is followed by lunch. An afternoon with Festival of the Written Arts Producer Jane Davidson, in a discussion Inside the Festival Circuit (1:15 – 2:45).
    Saturday afternoon at the Gibsons Public Library begins at 3:30 with Meet the Author Book Table & Signing (3:30-5:30) and a Workshop from 4:15 - 5:30 Social Media Savvy for Authors with Sapha Burnell. These events at The Gibsons Library as the Literary Cabaret at The Sunshine Coast Arts Centre are open to the public.
    The evening wraps up at The Sunshine Coast Arts Centre with a
    Literary Cabaret @7:30 featuring authors and writers from both unions performing their work in short, prepared presentations. (Sign-up to perform is on a first come, first served basis – contact caitlin@caitlinhicks.com).
    Throughout the weekend, writers from out of town will be sharing meals at The Linwood House. Sunshine Coast writers are invited to share these meals and may pay their own costs for the meals by calling Gwen McVicker at (604) 885-0214. (Breakfast $10, lunch $15 dinner $25).
    All workshops & events are $10 each for BC Fed members, $20 for non-members.  If you are a member of Federation of BC Writers, please sign up with caitlin@caitlinhicks.com

    The Fed of BC Writers is sponsoring a limited number of bursaries for low income local writers wanting to attend workshops and activities. Please enquire with caitlin@caitlinhicks.com

                To REGISTER for workshops, cabaret & author tables: caitlin@caitlinhicks.com
    REGISTRATION DEADLINE: February 27, 2016. Space is limited, so register early.            Tickets to Social Media Savvy for Authors with Sapha Burnell and the Literary Cabaret at The Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, for the general public are $20 (each) and can be picked up at MELOMania in Roberts Creek.
  • Tue
    15
    Mar
    2016
    7:00 pmThe ACT Maple Ridge 11944 Haney Place

    Sandra will lead an informative session on how to
    incorporate health and fitness into your life. Learn how to start and
    stick with your health and fitness goals and find out how these
    changes will benefit your creative endeavours. No charge to attend. Please RSVP at the Facebool link or email citizen@shaw.ca

  • Wed
    16
    Mar
    2016
    Sun
    20
    Mar
    2016
    UVIC

    Held each year at the University of Victoria,WordsThaw brings together writers, students, editors, publishers, and others with an interest in creative writing for a weekend of readings, panel discussions, workshops, and socializing.
    Featured participants this year include Jordan Abel, Frances Backhouse, M.A.C. Farrant, Alisa Gordaneer, Christopher Gudgeon, Stella Harvey, Keith Jones, Anita Lahey, Jeremy Loveday, Elizabeth May, Arleen Paré, Molly Peacock, Kyeren Regehr, Troy Sebastian, Melanie Siebert, Kim Trainor, Laura Trunkey, Lynne Van Luven, Katherine Wagner, J.D. Zapf, Jan Zwicky, and many more.
    Visit the WordsThaw website for schedule information, biographies of readers, and to buy tickets to event

  • Sat
    19
    Mar
    2016
    2:00 pmGibsons & District Public Library

    Gibsons Poster

  • Sun
    20
    Mar
    2016
    3:00 pmBoston Pizza, 1045 Columbia Street, New Westminster

    Poetic Justice takes place in New Westminster on the third Sunday of every month. We showcase two established poets (sometimes three), coupled with hosting an Open Mic segment. More

  • Mon
    21
    Mar
    2016

    Over $2000 in cash and prizes will once again be awarded to Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands writers as the Islands Short Fiction Contest returns for 2016.

    Co-sponsored by the Nanaimo Arts Council, the Vancouver Island Regional Library, and the Vancouver Island University Department of Creative Writing and Journalism, the contest seeks entries of up to 2000 words in three categories: Adult (19 and over), Youth (13 to 18), and Junior (12 and under).

    The competition drew over 100 entries last year, with winners and finalists hailing from Fanny Bay, Nanaimo, Salt Spring Island, and Victoria, among other communities. “The islands are hotbeds of literary talent,” says Nanaimo Arts Council Executive Director Sarah Schmidt, “and the contest has become an opportunity to celebrate the many writers of all ages who make them their home.

    “And we’re particularly pleased that this year we’ve been able to lower the barrier for young people to participate, by removing the entry fees for the Junior and Youth categories.”

    Judge of the Adult category this year is VIU Creative Writing instructor and bestselling novelist Robert Wiersema, while VIRL librarians Jennifer Seper and Justin Unrau will judge the Junior and Youth submissions.

    The entry deadline is March 21, 2016. Entry forms are available at isfc.ca and at the Nanaimo Arts Council Creative Space (#4 Commercial St., Nanaimo). A $20 fee is charged per adult entry. Winners will be announced at a reception in Nanaimo in April.

    For further information, e-mail admin@isfc.ca or phone 250-729-3947 (Nanaimo). The winning entries in the 2014 and 2015 Islands Short Fiction Contests can be read athttp://isfc.ca.

    The Islands Short Fiction Contest is made possible by support from the Province of British Columbia and the City of Nanaimo.

  • Mon
    21
    Mar
    2016
    Wed
    23
    Mar
    2016
    At the Loon Lake Lodge & Retreat Centre, Maple Ridge, BC.

    This is a self-directed Writers' Retreat for writers who would like time away from their hectic lives to work on their own literary projects. E-mail pandorabee1@gmail.com for more details.

  • Mon
    21
    Mar
    2016
    Wed
    23
    Mar
    2016
    At the Loon Lake Lodge & Retreat Centre, Maple Ridge, BC.

    This is a self-directed Writers' Retreat for writers who would like time away from their hectic lives to work on their own literary projects. E-mail pandorabee1@gmail.com for more details.

  • Mon
    21
    Mar
    2016
    Wed
    23
    Mar
    2016
    Loon Lake Lodge & Retreat Centre, Maple Ridge, BC

    Self-directed Writers' Retreat for writers who would like time away from their hectic lives to work on their own literary projects.  E-mail for more details.

  • Thu
    31
    Mar
    2016

    www.coquitlam125.com

    We have an opportunity for writers and aspiring writers to collect and write stories (from Coquitlam residents and from archival documents), and to report on live events throughout the year. We offer 2 professional workshops and lots of exposure to all our volunteers.

  • Fri
    01
    Apr
    2016
    Mon
    11
    Apr
    2016
    NA

    Send us your best short fiction for a chance to WIN full tuition and resort accommodation at the 2016 Writers Adventure Camp in Whistler BC, plus publication by the Walrus.

    www.writersadventurecamp.ca

  • Fri
    15
    Apr
    2016
    12:00 am

    Writers are invited to submit manuscripts exploring the creative non-fiction form. $1500 in prizes available, plus publication. Contest Judge Ayelet Tsabari. Maximum entry length is 5000 words. $34.95 entry fee. Entrants will receive a
    one-year subscription to EVENT (or extension). Complete contest guidelines can be found at www.eventmagazine.ca/contest-nf/

  • Mon
    02
    May
    2016
    7:00 pmPort Moody Public Library

    Join other readers and writers for an interactive author event celebrating the launch of the Port Moody Library's first Writer in Residence. Vancouver based author Jen Sookfong Lee will share the stories behind her books, and give you an inside look at the vibrant Vancouver author scene. Discover the powerful themes that drive Jen's work, then enjoy
    coffee and dessert in the company of other literary and arts supporters. More

  • Thu
    05
    May
    2016
    8 p.m. to 10 p.m.The Cottage Bistro, 4470 Main Street, Vancouver

    Join us for another great lineup of TWS students past and
    present and local and touring authors reading poetry, fiction, and
    nonfiction. This month featuring Linda King, the author of Dream
    Street Details and Reality Wayfarers, published by Shoe Music Press. Her new collection, No Dimes for the Dancing Gypsies, has just been released by BlazeVOX Books. She lives and writes on the beautiful Sunshine Coast. More

  • Sat
    07
    May
    2016
    8 a.m. to 5 p.m.Cascade Community Church, 35190 DeLair Road, Abbotsford

    Christian writers conference. Workshops on writing fiction, devotionals, articles, & more. Advice on marketing & money. Keynote speaker Abbotsford's own Grace Fox. More

  • Fri
    13
    May
    2016
    Sat
    14
    May
    2016
    Silverton Memorial Hall, BC

     

    Looking for a way to use your writing talents to inspire and guide a progressive 21st century? Join renowned Canadian authors J. Edward Chamberlin and Sharon Butala for Convergence 2016: The Spirit in the Landscape, a special weekend writers’ retreat held inSilverton, BC, May 13-14 at the Silverton Memorial Hall.

    Subtitled “If this is your land, where are your stories?” from Chamberlin’s book of the same name, this year’s Convergence explores the growing worldwide movement to make sacred again our relationship with Nature, to return us to a sense that all beings are sacred and we are merely one strand in that web.

    All stories, songs and poems teach values. This is an understanding inherent in many First Nations mythologies. Now at the other end of the industrial and technological revolutions, it’s time to allow ourselves to be re-absorbed into that sense of the sacred. And often it’s our storytellers, poets and indigenous elders who lead the way in crafting the narratives that point us in the direction of such a sacred relationship.

    Located 100 km. north of popular small arts town Nelson, BC, Silverton and New Denver are inspiring communities in the gorgeous Valhalla mountain range on the shores of pristine Slocan Lake—a truly inspiring setting. Local accommodations are affordable and the strong organic farming ethic in the Slocan Valley means you’ll eat healthy while here.

    Convergence was founded in 2012 by author Sean Arthur Joyce with a mandate to help writers concerned with social and environmental justice to polish their skills and engage in stimulating discussion with world-class authors. Included on the Convergence board are renowned Canadian poet Tom Wayman and Rev. Dr. Therese DesCamp, an advocate for progressive, inclusive spirituality.

    Friday, May 13, 7 p.m.

    Presentation by Sharon Butala and J. Edward Chamberlin followed by audience Q&A. Open to the public.

    Saturday, May 14

    Writing workshops

    Open to registrants only; registrants can take one or both workshops.

    • 9:30 am – 12:30 pm: Sharon Butala
    • 2:00 – 5:00 pm:  J. Edward Chamberlin 
    • 7:00 pm: Spirit in the Landscape panel discussion with Sharon Butala, J. Edward Chamberlin, Therese DesCamp, and Sean Arthur Joyce

    Full registration (online or at the door) covers Friday night and Saturday night events, plus Saturday writing workshops: $35.

    Saturday only admission (writing workshops and/or evening panel discussion): $35.

    Friday evening only admission: $5.

    NOTE: While we are happy to provide links to area accommodations, Convergence is not providing accommodations for registrants.

     

  • Sat
    14
    May
    2016
    6 to 9 p.m.The HIVE, #9-575 North Road, Gabriola Island

    It’s spring, and you’re invited to a QR PARTY. The Poetry Gabriola Society and its new board of directors would like to invite all of Poetry Gabriola's friends and family - artists, alumni, volunteers, and members - to join us for an informal get-together at the Hive.

  • Tue
    17
    May
    2016
    7 p.m. to 9 p.m.The ACT Arts Centre 11944 Haney Place, Maple Ridge

    Golden Ears Writers is pleased to welcome author and
    columnist Lynn Easton for an interactive discussion about the role of
    truth in creative non-fiction. She will also share tips on how to fill
    in gaps of memory and still stay true to your story. This lobby night
    will particularly appeal to those writing non-fiction - personal
    essay, memoir etc. There is no charge to attend lobby
    nights. More

  • Wed
    18
    May
    2016
    10:30 amThe Reach Gallery Museum, 32388 Veterans Way

    Elma Schemenauer will discuss reasons why remembering the past enriches our lives. For example, it helps us appreciate what we have today and gives us a greater sense of identity. She'll also explore ways of preserving and sharing memories, for example, through photographs, recipes, storytelling, poetry, biography, and memoir. Free. More

  • Fri
    20
    May
    2016
    Sun
    22
    May
    2016
    Prestige Harbourfront Hotel, Salmon Arm, BC

    A major literary event bringing together writers,
    readers, editors and publishers in an exciting & stimulating three day
    festival.

    Shuswap Association of Writers

    www.wordonthelakewritersfestival.com

  • Fri
    03
    Jun
    2016
    Sun
    05
    Jun
    2016
  • Sat
    04
    Jun
    2016
    Sat
    18
    Jun
    2016
    Vancouver Island

    In addition to the dates listed below, There will also be a workshop at the Quadra Island Library on June 9, 5:30PM - 7:30PM on "Writing from the Inside Out"

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  • Wed
    08
    Jun
    2016
    Sun
    12
    Jun
    2016
    6pm-5pm The Point Artist-Run Centre, Alta Lake, Whistler BC

    Writers Adventure Camp on beautiful Alta Lake in Whistler is for emerging writers of fiction, non-fiction, and screenwriting, with an opportunity to cross-fertilize your creative output with fun afternoon sessions such as Humour Writing, Blues 101, Artisanal Self-Publishing and Poetry. Join our award-winning faculty for a retreat that's best described as writers boot camp meets west coast arts festival, with your own dock!

    www.writersadventurecamp.ca

  • Sun
    12
    Jun
    2016
    Sun
    19
    Jun
    2016
    Quest University Canada, Squamish, BC

    Through intensive classes with faculty, small workshops with editors and publishers, craft classes designed for QWC by Fellows and Scholars, and wide exposure to artists working at the top of their form, Conference participants will be energized and supported in their existing work, while also being challenged to transform in the new.

    Join us for a generous week of intensive immersion in craft in one of the most beautiful places in the world. This year’s faculty include: Ford Fellowship winner Natalie Diaz, Pulitzer Prize winner Vijay Seshadri, Governor’s General Award winner Jane Urquhart, American Book Award and PEN winner Martin Espada, and BC Book Prize/Governor’s General Award shortlist writer Anne Fleming.

    To apply please visit www.questu.ca/qwc

  • Sun
    12
    Jun
    2016
    Sun
    19
    Jun
    2016
    Quest University Canada, Squamish, BC

    Through intensive classes with faculty, small workshops with editors and publishers,
    craft classes designed for QWC by Fellows and Scholars, and wide
    exposure to artists working at the top of their form, Conference
    participants will be energized and supported in their existing work,
    while also being challenged to transform in the new.

    Join us for a generous week of intensive immersion in craft in one of
    the most beautiful places in the world. This year’s faculty include:
    Ford Fellowship winner Natalie Diaz, Pulitzer Prize winner Vijay
    Seshadri, Governor’s General Award winner Jane Urquhart, American
    Book Award and PEN winner Martin Espada, and BC Book
    Prize/Governor’s General Award shortlist writer Anne Fleming.

    To apply please visit www.questu.ca/qwc

  • Sat
    25
    Jun
    2016
    Sat
    09
    Jul
    2016
    Various locations around the province

    Join Mark Cameron, author of Goodnight Sunshine, at a BC library, farmers'
    market or book store near you. All events are free and open to the public. More info...

  • Thu
    07
    Jul
    2016
    8:00 pmCottage Bistro, 4470 Main St.

    Jennifer Zilm, poet, librarian, archivist, and author of two chapbooks heads a great lineup of TWS students and alumni and local and touring authors reading poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Click the Website button for full playbill details.  Event. Web Link

  • Fri
    08
    Jul
    2016
    Sun
    10
    Jul
    2016
    3rd Floor, 915 Fort Street Victoria, BC

    Award-winning author Richard Wagamese facilitates an intensive 2.5-day workshop and shares the successful writing formula he developed while creating 14 publications, including recent novels Indian Horse, and Medicine Walk. This workshop includes learning by doing a variety of experiential techniques based on First Nations storytelling combined with contemporary writing practices. More Info...

  • Tue
    12
    Jul
    2016
    7 - 8:30 p.m.Britannia Branch of the Vancouver Public Library, 1661 Napier

    Voice and performance skills workshop for poets, writers and public speakers. Through a proven set of proven exercises, author Ben Nuttall-Smith teaches you to relax, develop your voice and increase your power of projection. For information, or to register, call 604-665-2222. Website

  • Fri
    15
    Jul
    2016
    Sun
    17
    Jul
    2016
    9:00 amDenman Island

    Solo readings by Bev Sellars, Charles Demers, Barbara Adler, John Valliant, Cecily Nicholson, Bruce Cockburn, Miriam Toews, J.B. MacKinnon and Michael Christie, a Writing Week with Steven Price, four smaller workshops Thursday and Saturday, fine food, a buffet of Main Stage Events, and two sessions of local writers reading. More Info

  • Fri
    15
    Jul
    2016
    7:00 pmHIVE Emporium

    Trance musician, spoken-word artist, and long-time Poetry Gabriola favourite, Ian Ferrier. Rooted in poetry, his live performances are an absorbing blend of whispered and spoken word and trance guitar. His signature is the quiet, compelling voice at the centre of every piece. This summer Ian will be performing with Vancouver-based dancer and writer, Alessandra Naccarato. Tickets $15 /
    $10. Web Link

  • Thu
    21
    Jul
    2016
    7:00 pmPeople's Co-op Bookstore

    In his talk Studies in Description, Carl Peters will give a close reading of
    Gertrude Stein's Tender Buttons, and discuss her poetry and poetics
    in the light of contemporary developments in poetry, painting, and
    cinema.

    http://talonbooks.com/news/tomorrow-carl-peters-talks-gertrude-stein-at-people-s-co-op-books-vancouver

  • Wed
    27
    Jul
    2016
    Gabriola

    Calling all Gabriola Island Youth!!!

    Are you a writer between 13 and 19 years of age? Then here’s a
    chance to get creative! Poetry Gabriola is commissioning six 'Poems
    of Place' and we want your submissions. Foun10 of Uth encourages
    youth to write, speak out, and experiment. Poems will be developed
    with experienced mentors, have a focus on text, and be performed live.
    Youth artists will receive a commission fee.

    Applicants can submit work in any format that uses text as a central
    element. Each submission will be juried and matched with a mentor, who
    will help develop the work over the month of August. Final pieces will
    be "Poems Of Place" in relation to Gabriola Island, and will be
    included in the upcoming QR Anthology project.

    How to participate:

    If you are a youth artist, send us a sample of your current work and a
    letter of interest. Poetry, songs, blog posts, serious or comical,
    designed for the page or for live performance; it can involve media,
    sound, installation art...use your imagination! If you are not sure if
    it fits, send it anyway and we will respond. Focus goes to Gabriola
    youth but Nanaimo youth may also apply.

    Deadline for submissions: July 27

    Notification: August 3

    Final Event: August 28.

    If you have questions contact Dinah D- info@poetrygabriola.com, please
    subject “Foun10 of Uth.”

    poetrygabriola.com

  • Thu
    28
    Jul
    2016
    6:30 pmNanaimo North Library

    Somewhere beyond the Salish Sea lived the Stout Men who did the Megin River, and Tibet, and the Amazon. There was Tictac and Poldy, Cliffy and Madame, Captain and Gung, and Papa Smurf, who would die someday, but not yet. These are the stories of where they rushed headlong, towards adventure and suffering, and how it all took place. More...

  • Fri
    05
    Aug
    2016
    Sun
    07
    Aug
    2016
  • Sat
    06
    Aug
    2016
    9:00am-12:00pmAmy Jo's Cafe

    Book signing as part of the launch of Hell Cat, Book 2 of the VIC Shapeshifters Series. Who
    knew there were Shapeshifters in the Cowichan Valley? Copies of Book 1 - The Shape of Is, will also be
    available.

  • Sun
    14
    Aug
    2016
    1:00 PM-4:00 PMHazelwood Herb Farm, 13576 Adshead Road, Ladysmith, B.C., Canada V9G 1H6

    A great outdoor afternoon in a calm beautiful setting.
    Featured Readers: Naomi Beth Wakan, Kim Clark, Darryl Knowles, along
    with musician Terry Mack and her North American flutes. Open mic
    reading by twelve local writers.

    www.wordstorm.ca

  • Fri
    19
    Aug
    2016
    Wed
    24
    Aug
    2016
    PO Box 127, Manson's Landing Cortes Island, B.C.

    Encounter personal writing as a spiritual practice and path of self-realization with bestselling author and teacher Mark Matousek . Investigate the mysterious connection between the person we believe ourselves to be and the internal witness who sees beyond the conscious mind into the secrets of our hearts. "When you tell the truth, your story changes. When your story changes, your life is transformed." Web Link

  • Sat
    20
    Aug
    2016
    12:45 pm 90 commercial st. Nanaimo BC V9R 5G4

    As part of the Harbourfront Library’s GEEKCON, Kristi Charish from Vancouver, author of “Owl and the Japanese Circus” & Cynthea Masson from Nanaimo, Author of “The Alchemist” will be talking about life as a Fantasy writer.

    http://virl.bc.ca/event/fantasy-authors-kristi-charish-and-cynthea-masson-book-talk

  • Thu
    01
    Sep
    2016
    8:00 PM - 10:00 PMThe Cottage Bistro, 4470 Main Street, Vancouver

    Shazia Hafiz Ramji lives in Vancouver, and works as a poetry editor at Talonbooks. Her poetry has been shortlisted for the 2016 National Magazine Awards, and has recently appeared in Canadian Literature and The Capilano Review folio. She is guest editor of Poetry is Dead’s “Intersections” issue, out this fall.

    https://www.sfu.ca/continuing-studies/programs/the-writers-studio-creative-writing-certificate/reading-series.html

  • Thu
    01
    Sep
    2016
    Sun
    18
    Sep
    2016
    9:00am-9:00pmBean Around the world cafe at Main & 20th, Vancouver

    The Active Fiction Project creates short, fictional, stories set in a Vancouver neighborhood. The self-guided stories are ‘hidden’ in public spaces for readers to discover by walking, or biking, through the same neighborhood in which the story unfolds.

    http://www.activefictionproject.com/

  • Sat
    17
    Sep
    2016
    1PM-2:30PMAlma VanDusen and Peter Kaye Rooms, Central Vancouver Library, Lower Level

    Details to Come!

  • Fri
    30
    Sep
    2016
    4:00 pm Shoal Centre, 10030 Resthaven Drive, Sidney

    Two readings, double the fun. Arthur Black of Salt Spring
    Island is one of Canada’s best-known humorists. Susan Juby of
    Nanaimo is the author of the critically acclaimed Getting the Girl, as
    well as the bestselling Alice series. Refreshments included. Tickets
    at Tanner’s Books and on-line.

    www.sidneyliteraryfestival.ca

  • Sat
    01
    Oct
    2016
    2pm-3pmDuncan Showroom, 133 Station Street, Duncan

    Join Diane Gallagher in celebrating the launch of her Sicilian travelogue and cookbook, Mancia di Sanu: A Canadian
    Expat's Take on Sicilian Life and Cuisine. Find out what is in a Crazy Mice Salad. What are alternate uses for a bidet? Why do
    Sicilians eat spleen and trachea sandwiches? And most of all, find out why Diane is drawn to the beautiful and ancient land that is
    Sicily.

    https://island2islandpress.wordpress.com/calendar-of-events/events/

  • Thu
    06
    Oct
    2016
    8:00PM-10:00PMCottage Bistro, 4470 Main Street, Vancouver

    The October reading will be a special event devoted to fundraising for the Emerging Writer and Writing Mom scholarships and highlighting the past recipients. Stay tuned for the playbill and come on out and join us for this special evening!

    https://www.sfu.ca/continuing-studies/programs/the-writers-studio-creative-writing-certificate/reading-series.html

  • Sat
    08
    Oct
    2016
    1pm-2:30pmVolume One Books, 149 Kenneth Street, Duncan

    Diane Gallagher will be at Volume One Books signing her newly released travelogue and cookbook, Mancia di Sanu: A Canadian
    Expat's Take on Sicilian Life and Cuisine. Find out what is in a Crazy Mice Salad. What are alternate uses for a bidet? Why do
    Sicilians eat spleen and trachea sandwiches? And most of all, find out why Diane is drawn to the beautiful and ancient land that is
    Sicily.
    https://island2islandpress.wordpress.com/calendar-of-events/events/

  • Sat
    15
    Oct
    2016
    2:00 pm6250 Hammond Bay Road

    Poet and essayist, Naomi Beth Wakan, will be reading from both of her two most recent books, Bent Arm for a Pillow – new and selected poems, and On the Arts, personal essays on various aspects of creativity. Her witty and caring presentations are always fun. Contact: nanaimonorth@virl.bc.cananaimo-northposter2016

  • Tue
    18
    Oct
    2016
    7PM-9PMThe ACT Arts Centre 11944 Haney Place, Maple Ridge, British Columbia V2X 6G1

    Just in time for NaNoWriMo, Denise Jaden will discuss her tips and strategies for writing the first draft of a novel quickly. No charge to attend. Please RSVP at the link. https://www.facebook.com/events/1656087434721039/

  • Thu
    20
    Oct
    2016
    6PM-7PMVIRL - Gabriola branch, 575 N. Road, Gabriola BC

    You are invited to the launch of Infinite Power (Ekstasis 2016) Janet Vickers’ second book of poetry at Gabriola Public Library, Melodic prelude with Gabriola’s vocalist and pianist: Leah Hokanson, savouries, beverages, books for sale RSVP Janet Vickers, janetvickers@shaw.ca

    http://ekstasiseditions.com/recenthtml/infinitepower.htm

  • Thu
    20
    Oct
    2016
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pmPyatt Hall (Vancouver School of Music)

    Talonbooks will be launching six new books at this year's Fall launch! Event is FREE
    drinks+snacks so arrive early at 7:30pm, readings at 8:00 pm

    https://www.facebook.com/events/920062914766956/

  • Sat
    22
    Oct
    2016
    3:30 pmSheraton Guildford Hotel, 15269 104 Avenue, Surrey, BC, V3R 1N5

    Two launches, two prestigious literary events! Join us to celebrate the launch of emerge 16, the Writer's Studio Anthology. In its sixteenth year, emerge is an annual publication produced by students, faculty, and industry guests of the Writer’s Studio -- the award-winning Creative Writing program at Simon Fraser University. The Writer's Studio will showcase students from both our Vancouver and online programs to read works of fiction, speculative fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry at two distinguished literary events:

    - Surrey International Writers' Conference (October 22nd)
    - Vancouver Writers Fest (October 23rd)

    Full details on attached Photo Invitation. Please attend and celebrate with us!

    http://www.sfu.ca/continuing-studies/programs/the-writers-studio-creative-writing-certificate/anthology-emerge.html

  • Sat
    22
    Oct
    2016
    2-3 PMNanaimo North Library

    In the summer of 1980, a maverick young doctor gave it all up, to hitchhike around the world.

    The first arc he carved with his thumb stopped a little red pickup that took him over the horizon. Like his mythical hunter companion,
    Orion, he was on a vision quest, propelled toward the dawn to have hissight restored.

    This is the story of that five-year odyssey to discover his Destiny.

    www.lawrencewinkler.com

  • Mon
    24
    Oct
    2016
    Mon
    28
    Nov
    2016
    1:00 PM-3:30 PMMcMillan Arts Centre, 133 McMillan Street, Parksville, BC

    Using the time-honored techniques utilized by storytellers around the world, Marva will show the participants how to apply those techniques to their memoir stories. Once the stories begin to flow, she will then show the participants ways to organize those stories to begin to create a memoir.

    www.wordweaver.info/workshops

  • Tue
    25
    Oct
    2016
    3:30 pmKitsilano Library, 2425 MacDonald Street
    Author Ben Nuttall-Smith provides hands-on exercises in writing scenes from personal experience and translating them into story material.
    Discover the safety of acting through characters in a story, and learn how you can unravel and write your own childhood and adult memories in a manner that can be acceptable to the general public.
    Please  register: 604-665-3976 
  • Wed
    26
    Oct
    2016
    10-3464 South Fletcher, Gibsons

    Whatever you feel passionate about will produce the best writing, author and writing coach Elizabeth Rains says. In this collaborative workshop, exercises and discussions will look at story, theme, and angle. Elizabeth will help writers find the ideas that burst from their hearts and resound with readers.

    http://artsbuilding.org/events/identify-your-writing-passion/

  • Thu
    27
    Oct
    2016
    3:30 pmWISE Hall, 1882 Adanac Street, Vancouver

    Help Rob celebrate the launch of his second poetry
    collection The News (Gaspereau Press ¶ Printers & Publishers).

    Rob will be giving a short reading, alongside special guests:

    Raoul Fernandes
    Aislinn Hunter
    Karen Solie

    Free entry and snacks. Cash bar. Oh so many books!
    Doors at 6:30. Readings at 7!

    About the book, from the jacket blurb:

    ‘The news’ can mean many things, but first and foremost in this
    collection the news is—We’re having a baby! Starting in the fifth
    week of his wife’s pregnancy, Rob Taylor wrote a poem every week as
    they traveled toward their child’s birth. His poems anticipate the
    astonishing and yet commonplace beginning of a human life, but they
    also explore how a baby’s arrival streams into both the incessant
    chatter of the world’s daily news and into that other sort of news
    that literature carries—what Ezra Pound called “news that stays
    news”.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/1267273109959955/

  • Fri
    28
    Oct
    2016
    7PM-9PMShoal Centre, 10030 Resthaven Drive, Sidney

    Two local authors, MAC Farrant and Barbara Smith will read from their books. Refreshments are included. Come out, socialize and meet our writers. Have your book signed, and support the arts!

    sidneyliteraryfestival.ca

  • Thu
    03
    Nov
    2016
    10:30 pmEvent Location: 100-7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond

    Well known fiction author Patrick Taylor will be reading from his just-published novel An Irish Country Love Story. fans of gentle reads set in Ireland and Britain will enjoy this event. The book will be available for purchase.

    http://rpl.yourlibrary.ca/events_calendar?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D120205904

  • Thu
    03
    Nov
    2016
  • Thu
    03
    Nov
    2016
    Fri
    04
    Nov
    2016
    8:00AM-5:00PMUBC Robson Square, 800 Robson St., Vancouver BC

    The Magazine Association of BC (MagsBC) hosts the annual professional industry conference for magazine publishers/staff, freelancers, and students. Join fellow magazine lovers for 1.5 days of hands-on labs, keynote talks, and workshops themed around Digital, Diversity, and Design. Network with like-minded professionals at breakfast or during the catered lunch, and join us for an after-party social.

    If you're looking to enhance your skills, learn new strategies, and connect with idea-leaders in the publishing world, this conference is your chance.

    Early bird pricing and student discounts apply. https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/magazines-west-conference-2016-registration-28196152451?aff=es2

  • Thu
    03
    Nov
    2016
    8:00PM-10:00PMCottage Bistro, 4470 Main Street, Vancouver

    Arushi Raina’s debut novel, When Morning Comes, was released in July. She heads a great lineup of TWS students and alumni and local and touring authors reading poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Click the Website button for full playbill details.

    https://www.sfu.ca/continuing-studies/events/2016/11/tws-reading-series.html

  • Fri
    04
    Nov
    2016
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pmVictoria, Church of Truth, 111 Superior Street

    Join authors Kay Stewart and Chris Bullock as they explain how they turned the facts about the inaugural Tour de Rock in 1998 into a crime novel about corruption and murder. Former Saanich Police Constable Martin Pepper, mastermind behind the 1998 Tour, will be a special guest.

  • Sat
    05
    Nov
    2016
    10AM-4PMSFU Harbour Centre (515 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC)

    Register today for Geist's writing workshops: Writing From Life with Jane Silcott and The Art of the Column with Stephen Henighan, Saturday, Nov. 5 in Vancouver, BC! Hone your craft, brainstorm and get writing with these hands-on workshops.

    http://www.geist.com/writers/workshops/fall-ws-2016

  • Tue
    08
    Nov
    2016
    7 to 8:30 p.m.Kitsilano Library, 2425 MacDonald Street

    You’ve done the research, written the book, created the poem and seen your masterpiece to press. As you look forward to multiple author readings and book promotions fear of public speaking can cause undue anxiety.
    Through a proven set of simple, exercises, author Ben Nuttall-Smith teaches you to relax, develop your voice and increase your power of projection.
    Please  register: 604-665-3976

  • Thu
    10
    Nov
    2016
    3:00 pmIn Community Place at the Brighouse Branch of the Richmond Public Library

    To register for this free workshop, please visit http://www.yourlibrary.ca/events/?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D118576929

  • Tue
    15
    Nov
    2016
    7PM-9PMThe ACT Arts Centre 11944 Haney Place, Maple Ridge, British Columbia V2X 6G1

    Author Sylvia Taylor will be presenting Turning Memories Into Memoirs: Writing Your LifeStories. No charge to attend. From cave walls to computers, humans have been sharing the stories of their lives. Everyone has a LifeStory worth telling and it’s never too late or too early to tell it. Whether it’s a whole-life autobiography or slice-of-life memoir, take your stories to the next level and contribute to a legacy of history, heritage, and understanding.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/1808739662674621/

  • Fri
    18
    Nov
    2016
    1:30 - 2:30 PM100-7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond

    Join author Lesley Taylor who shares her self-publishing story and explains the pros and cons of becoming an "indie author". Participants will also learn how to build an author platform, and what to include in a marketing plan. http://rpl.yourlibrary.ca/events_calendar?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D121089816

  • Fri
    18
    Nov
    2016
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm100-7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond

    Join painter, photographer, and author Frank Townsley as he shares some incredible images from our beautiful British Columbia and the story behind his inspiring images. http://rpl.yourlibrary.ca/events_calendar?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D121008950

  • Fri
    18
    Nov
    2016
    7PM-9PMThe Shoal Centre, 10030 Resthaven Drive, Sidney

    The Sidney & Peninsula Literary Festival Society and Tanner’s Books present an evening of readings and discussion with award-winning authors Pauline Holdstock & Steven Price. This event is part of the Sidney Fall Reading Series. All ticket revenue will support the non-profit society. Refreshments will be provided. Doors open at 6:30PM.

    Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at Tanner’s Books, or online at Eventbrite. http://www.sidneyliteraryfestival.ca

  • Sat
    19
    Nov
    2016
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM100-7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond

    Are you a professional writer? Do you know your obligations to the CRA? If you are a writer “with the expectation of a profit”, as the CRA calls it, you are a professional. Join George Opacic, writer, human resources specialist, operations effectiveness consultant, as he
    explains the ins and out of taxes for writers.
    http://rpl.yourlibrary.ca/events_calendar?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D121089819

  • Sat
    19
    Nov
    2016
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pmChurch of Truth, 111 Superior Street, Victoria

    A celebration of new books by Vancouver Island authors with readings and discussion. Refreshments

  • Sun
    20
    Nov
    2016
    2:30 - 3:30 PM100-7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond

    Join Serafina Sammarco as she shares the story of her daughter Isabella -- her inspirational life and death at a young age due to the blood disorder, Thalassemia. After 20 years in the corporate world, Serafina resigned to write her memoir, Isabella’s Journey. Thalassemia is one of the most common genetic blood disorders in the world, though one of the least understood.

    Serafina Sammarco is a humanitarian and has spoken about Thalassemia for over 30 years. She is the founder of the Vancouver Thalassemia Society. Her mission is to educate individuals and families affected by this disorder.
    http://rpl.yourlibrary.ca/events_calendar?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D121079845

  • Mon
    21
    Nov
    2016
    Tue
    22
    Nov
    2016
    7:00 PM-3:00 AMLe Bain, The Standard Hotel, 848 Washington Street, New York, NY 10014

    The essay is one of the most beloved types of writing among writers, it has an own voice and has enough potential for shaping the whole world view angle. Lot's of people loving and hating writing an essay, but in the 21st century, it's essential to know how to write it with power, style, and own voice. Every great writer starting from Ernest Hemingway and ending up with William S. Burroughs had their unique style of writing essay. But what secrets covers under thousands of most significant styles of essays?

    Natalie has an answer on this though question. She works as writer and editor at GetGoodGrade writing service. She read and wrote thousands of essays, and she knows the whole potential of one.

    During this event, we'll analyze greatest examples of essay writings. We will look at essays which were written by GetGoodGrade and gone viral. Also, we will examine unseen essays that hide sincerity and beauty that was never read before. During this event, there will be a little workshop on writing an essay with viral
    techniques, with the help of newest technologies and we’ll have a look on production strategies that work 100 percents.

    If you're a student, scholar, writer, editor or person with a passion for writing this evening workshop going to be vital for your soul, your mind, and your heart.

    Speaker Details
    Natalie Andersen is an educational coach and chief writer and editor at essay writing service GetGoodGrade based in New York City. Whole life her main passion was writing and her most beloved form of writing is an essay. At the night time, she works as a resident DJ at Le Bain.

    Event details
    The event will be held at Le Bain on the 18th floor of The Standard Hotel, in New York City. Every approved person will receive an e-mail with ticket and QR code for entrance. Event administrators should review all applied persons, so if you haven’t received an e-mail, you are not approved. After event will be a big afterparty with secret guest DJs and free drinks.

    http://getgoodgrade.com/blog/how-to-write-a-genius-essay-workshop

  • Tue
    22
    Nov
    2016
    4:00 - 5:00 PM100-7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond

    How do you provide reader cookies to an audience? What should you feed a plot bunny? Who in the story gets the 'save the cat' scenes? Join Linda DeMeulemeester, author of the Grim Hill series, as she reveals the answers in an interactive visual presentation for 9 to 11 year olds, writers, and young at heart.

    http://rpl.yourlibrary.ca/events_calendar?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D121008747

  • Thu
    01
    Dec
    2016
    8:00PM-10:00PMCottage Bistro, 4470 Main St, Vancouver

    Janie Chang, author of “Three Souls”, heads a great lineup of TWS students and alumni and local and touring authors reading poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Click the Website button for full playbill details.
    https://www.sfu.ca/continuing-studies/events/2016/12/tws-reading-series.html

  • Fri
    02
    Dec
    2016
    7 to 8:30 p.m.100-7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond

    Join us for a night of crime and mysteries! Local mystery writers Grant Patterson and Mauro Azzano will be reading from their newly published thrillers. The books will be available for purchase.

    http://rpl.yourlibrary.ca/events_calendar?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D121237316

  • Sat
    03
    Dec
    2016
    11:00 AM - 6:00 PMThe Post at 750, 750 Hamilton Street, Vancouver

    Discover your unique creative voice in a supportive setting. Join local poet & editor Barbara Kmiec and author & medium A. C. Vaner for this day-long workshop designed to get you writing through a simple breathwork practice and exposure to various writing prompts. Fiction and poetry will be our focus. All are most welcome!

    To Register or for More Information, Contact Barb or Adem at 604.349.1310 or at justbreatheandwrite@gmail.com

    WORKSHOP COST — $135 * EARLY BIRD RATE — $125

    ~

    Barbara Kmiec is a 2012 graduate of The Writer’s Studio at SFU (poetry), she has been published in the Emerge 2012 Anthology, and she has participated in many writing workshops and courses over the years. She has also been learning and practicing Middendorf Breathwork for the past three years. She is passionate about the written word and enjoys encouraging others on their creative and life path.

    A. C. Vaner is the author of the recently published novel, The Journey of Jeffrey, a book rich in symbolism, imagery, and colors. He has a strong passion for writing and a love of birds and other animals. As a medium, he has helped and guided many people through their hardships in life and given them hope by showing them the truths that were always hidden from them.

  • Mon
    12
    Dec
    2016
    ?VPL
    Dec 12th, Elle Wild joins Sam Wiebe, Writer in Residence at VPL, for Senior’s Tea with the CWC (Crime Writers of Canada) at the Vancouver Public Library.  (*Free but participants must register in advance.)


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