West Coast Writers is pleased to announce our upcoming urban retreat: a day-long intensive with critically acclaimed poet and author, Betsy Warland. Navigating contradictions, the unknown, or the forbidden in a group of poems or a lyric-prose narrative. When our subject inherently has contradictions, unknown or forbidden aspects, how do we write into it, ...read more
The inaugural Wild Writers Festival, presented by The New Quarterly, was held from Nov 3-5, 2017 in Waterloo, Ontario. Betsy Warland offered a sold out creative non-fiction workshop and was part of panel on the personal essay, alongside Alicia Elliott, Susan Olding, and Kyle Edwards. Betsy also presented alongside Anna Ling Kaye, who was a guest ...read more
The 2018 Judith A. Markowitz Award for Emerging LGBTQ Writers is now open for submissions. Lambda Literary announced the news on Jan 4: “The Judith A. Markowitz Award honors LGBTQ-identified writers whose work demonstrates their strong potential for promising careers. Two Emerging LGBTQ Writer prizes will be presented, each with a cash prize of $1000. Applicants to this prize may be self-nominated or ...read more
Growing Room is Room magazine’s annual literary festival, a celebration of diverse Canadian writers and artists, and Betsy Warland is honoured to be included in the stellar lineup! Growing Room: A Feminist Literary Festival will return this year from March 1-4! Details coming soon.
Refugium, an anthology of Poems for the Pacific, edited by Victoria Poet Laureate, Yvonne Blomer, has been longlisted for the 2018 George Ryga Award for Social Awareness in Literature. Published by Caitlin Press in the Fall of 2017, Refugium offers hearty words on the complexities of climate change. The publisher says, “Yvonne Blomer explores her deep ...read more