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    TWUC & FBCW Spring Writer's Retreat

    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.


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