British Columbia's Community of Writers
Join us for our AGM! The Annual General Meeting of the Federation of British Columbia Writers will be held online Sunday, Nov. 8 at 2 p.m. via Zoom. Originally scheduled for April, this event was reset to November. Our special speakers are Wayde Compton and Betsy Warland!
Register for this event, and two days before the event you will be sent an online Zoom link via email!
Wayde Compton is the author of The Blue Road: A Fable of Migration (illustrated by April dela Noche Milne), The Outer Harbour: Stories, After Canaan: Essays on Race, Writing, and Region, Performance Bond, and 49th Parallel Psalm. He is the editor of the anthologies Bluesprint: Black British Columbian Literature and Orature and The Revolving City: 51 Poems and the Stories Behind Them (with Renée Sarojini Saklikar). The Outer Harbour won a City of Vancouver Book Award and his story “The Instrument” won a National Magazine Award. He has also been nominated for the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize and two other City of Vancouver Book Awards. Compton teaches in the faculty of Creative Writing at Douglas College.
Betsy Warland has published 12 books of poetry, creative nonfiction and lyric prose including her latest, Lost Lagoon: Lost in Thought, and her best-selling 2010 book of personal essays, Breathing the Page— Reading the Act of Writing. In April of 2016, Oscar of Between—A Memoir of Identity and Ideas was launched by Caitlin Press’ new imprint, Dagger Editions. Reviews have called it “an achievement,” “truly luminous,” and a “tour de force.” In 2013, Warland created a new publishing template called Oscar’s Salon. An interactive salon that features excerpts from her manuscript Oscar of Between, Guest Writers and Artist’s work, the salon also includes a Featured Reader each month as well as readers’ comments betsywarland.com. Warland co-founded with Myrna Kostash the Creative Writers Nonfiction Collective in 2004 that holds an annual conference for cnf writers creativenonfictioncollective.ca. She also founded one-on-one six-month international Vancouver Manuscript Intensive program vancouvermanuscriptintensive.com Warland received the Mayor’s Arts Award for Literary in Vancouver in 2016. A professional manuscript consultant/editor for the past 30 years, Warland works with writers from across Canada and abroad.