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Making Your Writing Fly: A Self-editing Workshop with Betsy Warland

This summer, Betsy offers “Making Your Writing Fly,” a self-editing workshop for prose and poetry, presented by Island Mountain Arts. Effectively self-editing your work before you send it out to an editor, agent or publisher has become a must in today’s publishing environment. Whether you have a few strong pieces, a portion of or ...read more

Experiments in Creative Non-Fiction with Betsy Warland

Canadian Authors presents “Experimenting with the Potentials of Creative Non-Fiction,” a reading and talk by Betsy Warland, essayist, poet, and founder of The Writer’s Studio at Simon Fraser University. Reading from three of her non-fiction works, Betsy will illustrate her compositional techniques and strategies in her creative non-fiction writing. Although this is not a workshop, we recommend ...read more

Spring Workshop: West Coast Writers Urban Retreat with Betsy Warland

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

Elee Kraljii Gardiner Joins Vancouver Manuscript Intensive

The Vancouver Manuscript Intensive is proud to welcome Elee Kraljii Gardiner to the roster of exceptional VMI mentors including Rachel Rose, Evelyn Lau, Jane Silcott, and more. Gardiner will be editing poetry and creative nonfiction for the Vancouver Manuscript Intensive. She will also offer a six-week Memoir Writing Workshop beginning Oct. 18, 2017. Elee Kraljii ...read more

VMI Fiction Mentor Claudia Casper Wins Philip K. Dick Award

Congratulations to VMI Fiction mentor Claudia Casper, who has won the Philip K. Dick Award for her novel The Mercy Journals. This prestigious prize is awarded yearly to a distinguished science fiction work published in paperback in the US. The Mercy Journals, published by Arsenal Pulp Press, is a gripping  tale that takes place ...read more

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Photos: VMI Celebrates 2017 Grads

Congratulations to this year’s VMI grads, who celebrated the completion and development of their manuscripts at the Havana Café on June 4, 2017. Thirteen writers read from their prose, poetry, creative non-fiction, and cross-genre manuscripts, including two who came all the way from Saskatchewan and Alberta. C. Groumoutis V. Chalker Whitfield D. Corcese K.J. ...read more

VMI 2017 Grads Read at Havana Cafe Theatre June 4th

Join us for our Vancouver Manuscript Intensive celebratory public reading of prose and poetry on June 4th from 3-5pm at the Havana Cafe Theatre (on 1212 Commercial Drive). Doors open at 2:40.   THE FIRST SET: C. Groumoutis V. Chalker Whitfield D. Corcese K.J. Johnson K. Alexander L. Gaskell M. Beaudry SHORT BREAK   THE SECOND SET: ...read more

Shaena Lambert Reading & and Discussion at Kogawa House

Dear Writers, Join VMI mentor Shaena Lambert at the Historic Joy Kogawa House, Monday, May 8th, 7-9 pm. She’ll read from her novel, Radiance, a gripping story about a young woman who survives the bombing of Hiroshima and is sent to the US for plastic surgery. This will be an interactive reading, so you’ll ...read more

Great BC Novel Contest Open for Submissions

Dear Novelists, Here’s a fantastic opportunity for you. Mother Tongue Publishing invites you to submit your  manuscript to the 4th Great BC Novel Contest by August 1st, 2017. The contest is open to all writers in British Columbia. Your novel must be completed and unpublished to be eligible, and you cannot submit it anywhere ...read more