The Federation of British Columbia Writers has over 1000 members, and we're growing! We have writers in every genre, in every region, at every stage of the literary journey. We are an organization ‘for writers, about writing’. We help writers connect, hone their skills, showcase their work and achievements, and journey on their road to publication. Join us!
We hold brick-and-mortar events when possible.
Online Programs, Workshops & Events - We offer interactive online programs and events; many of them are free. Check out upcoming online events and register here. Register, and a Zoom link will be sent to you via email, which you can keep until it's time for the program, and then click to join the meeting. We do Zoom orientations for members who need a little more coaching to take advantage of online events.
WordWorks Magazine – A literary publication distributed three times a year to 1,300 plus writers, libraries, and more. As well as being a showcase for members' writing, WordWorks is written ‘for writers, about writing.”
The magazine in made possible by BC Gaming. All members have the option to receive their included copies as digital or print editions.
Contest Bank – Once you are signed in, a new option will apear for you in the programs menu called " Contests Bank." We know that contests are a great way to build a CV, so the federation regularly watches for contests for our members and posts them in one easy to find spot. This is a members exclusive.
ReadOn Newsletter - A regular update on fellow member books and publications.
Writing Circles – The Federation of BC Writers has launched a new program for members to help support each other in the writing process. These circles each have a unique focus based on membership requests.
Writers’ Profiles – Our members' writer profiles are hosted on the Fed website so you can connect with other members and beyond. Profiles are indexed and searchable by category, genre, services, workshops, locations and more.
Coffee and Tea: Festival Hospitality Rooms – These rooms are a partnership with festivals around the province and provide a space for participants to relax, network, and get some writing done while inspired by their surroundings.
Advocacy – We live in a rapidly changing world; writers in BC need an organization that speaks to them and for them
Tax Implication – Being a member of an organization like the Federation of BC Writers is an important way to demonstrate to the CRA that you are a practicing artist.
Consult with your accountant and the CRA website here for more details.
Now is a great time to join. Sign up now and you will be automatically entered for the 2 hour writing consultation with Betsy Warland