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British Columbia's Community of Writers



Supporting the mastery of craft & skill advancement for emerging & established writers



WordWorks magazine supports writers in all genres, at all stages of their writing careers by publishing quality articles on the craft of writing.


Annual conference and gathering for writers of all skill levels working in any genre or medium.


Webinars featuring special guest lecturers that encourage participants to develop new skills


Ask Barb is a semi regular column that answers questions from members and non-mebers alike. It is published online and in WordWorks Magaine.


Publishing articles on a more regular basis than our magazine, WordWorks Online provides information and tips to writers

The Mobile Recording Studio is made possible with a grant from the BC Arts Council.  The program lends recording equipment and instructional materials to folks self-recording their audio books, podcasts, and other literary projects.  This is a Members Only Project starting spring 2021.


Connecting writers to communities for support & guidance


The WriteON newsletter is our primary engagement with members. It showcases our latest news, contest and more.


Is a discussion and support group to give writers a space to talk about our craft that is safe and constructive.


Throwback Thursday is a regular feature on our social media. While the articles are informative, this program is designed to reconnect with past contributors and have some fun with our membership


Write Away is a series of retreats that will be tailored to different price points, venues and writing practice. Each retreat will feature a motivational speaker and a writing room.


Sometimes specific communities need specific services. Communities is a framework to start groups dedicated to writers from specific marginalized communities. New groups starting in spring 2021.


The members only Contest bank is a database of literary contests from around the world.  A team at the federation searches the web for contests and posts their genres, deadlines, and other relevant details to a members only section of the website. expect the Contest bank to go live in May 2021


Providing a platform for writers to advance their careers & reach new audiences


The readON newsletter is designed to help showcase local authors. It operates on a cost-recovery model and is sent out once or twice a month


Is a monthly poetry reading organized by host Fiona Tinwei Lam. Each month 4 readers share their work to the general public.


Telling the Truth: Conversations about Creative Nonfiction invites creative nonfiction writers from around British Columbia to talk about the ins and outs of writing creative nonfiction.


Regional Spotlight’s priority is reaching out to a wide array of communities around the province to showcase local talent. As a provincial organization, it is vital that we pro-activly engage these areas. Featured writers share their work and answer questions.


Regional Spotlight’s priority is reaching out to a wide array of communities around the province to showcase local talent. As a provincial organization, it is vital that we pro-activly engage these areas. Featured writers share their work and answer questions.  The plus version of the program invites community partner organizations to help run the event.


The Federation hosts literary contests that celebrate outstanding submissions in the genres of Short Fiction, Flash Fiction, Poetry, and Creative Non-Fiction.


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