The Federation of British Columbia Writers has over 1,200 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 support their journey toward publication. Join us!
We hold brick-and-mortar events when possible. Check out some of our upcoming events here
Online Programs, Workshops & Events - We offer interactive online programs and events; many of them are free. Members receive 1/2 off on Sunday Webinars.
Check out upcoming online events and register here. Register, and a Zoom link will be sent to you via email.
March Webinar: Memoir Writing
April Webinar: Poetry Writing
WordWorks Magazine – A literary community publication focused on supporting writers through their journey. The magazine is 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.' All members can opt to receive a free copy of the print edition in the mail.
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 – is a members exclusive. Once you are signed in, a new option will appear 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.
WriteOn Newsletter – A bi-weekly update about what’s going on for writers in BC and the Yukon.
In this newsletter, we keep you in the loop on upcoming Federation events, promotions, contests, and more!
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. Members can sign up by logging in and signing up through the form.
Writers’ Profiles – Our members' writer profiles are hosted on the Federation 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.