Join us Tuesday, March 29 at 7pm for Regional Spotlight: North Shore Writers' Association with host Meaghan Hackinen. Register here (bcwriters.ca/events-for-writers) and a link will be sent to you. When it's time for the event, click on the link to join the live Zoom event. Looking forward to seeing you there!
Digital Doors Open at 655pm!
Janice Cross (host): Voted by Library Journal as one of the top five sci-fi/fantasy novelists of 2005, Janine Cross is the author of the internationally published The Dragon Temple Trilogy, and the literary novel The Footstop Cafe. She's sold fiction and non-fiction to various magazines, is the current president of the North Shore Writers Association, and has taught workshops at writing festivals, conventions, and in secondary and elementary schools. You can reach her at www.janinecross.ca.
Sonia Garrett has worked as a dancer, clown, actor, and drama teacher. She has run her own business as a franchise owner for Gymboree Play and Music. And now, she seems to have settled down to being a mom, pre-school teacher, storyteller, and writer. Her published work includes three middle-grade novels and some short stories. Sonia lives in the gentle chaos of books, outdoor paraphernalia, cooking ingredients, and gardening equipment in North Vancouver—a home she shares with her teenage daughter and their french bulldog, Toast.
Frances Peck is a long-time editor, ghostwriter, and instructor. She’s the author of Peck’s English Pointers, an online grammar and writing resource; a co-author of the HyperGrammar website; and an occasional essayist and blogger. She wrote fiction and poetry until her early twenties, when she stopped (ironically) to earn a living from words. Now she’s rediscovering the magic of making things up. Her debut novel, The Broken Places, comes out in April from NeWest Press. Connect with Frances on Twitter or at www.francespeck.com.
Erin MacNair is an award-winning writer from North Vancouver, BC. She's published in The Walrus, EVENT, Orca, The Antigonish Review, The Fiddlehead, and various other journals. She is working on a short story collection and a novel. Find her at www.erinmacnair.com, or on Twitter.
Meaghan Hackinen (FBCW host): Meaghan is a writer and ultra-endurance cyclist whose two-wheeled adventures have taken her from Haida Gwaii to Mexico’s high plateaus, across Canada and the United States, and from North Cape to Tarifa along Europe’s highest paved roads. Her debut travel memoir, South Away: The Pacific Coast on Two Wheels (NeWest Press, 2019) was a finalist for the Kobo Emerging Writer Prize and an Alberta Book Publishing Award. Meaghan has an MFA in Writing from the University of Saskatchewan and lives on the traditional territory of the Syilx (Okanagan) People in Kelowna, British Columbia.
*This event will not be recorded.