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Betsy at the Vancouver Writers Festival on Free Saturday!

Betsy Warland will moderate a panel at the 2018 Vancouver Writers Festival on “Free Saturday,” an initiative that makes festival events accessible and open to everyone. Betsy will facilitate “The Things We Inherit” at 10:30 a.m. on Oct 20, 2018. The panel will engage in discussion on family, biography, and trauma, and will feature ...read more

Betsy Warland Emcees the Launch of Mamaskatch: A Cree Coming of Age by Darrel J. McLeod

Darrel J. McLeod will launch his memoir, Mamaskatch: A Cree Coming of Age (Douglas & McIntyre) on Sept 15, 2018 at the Native Education College (NEC). Vancouver Manuscript Intensive founder, bestselling author, and cross-genre writer, Betsy Warland, will emcee the afternoon alongside Shaena Lambert, author of Oh, My Darling.  Eden Robinson, author of Monkey Beach, has praised Mamaskatch as “honestly stunning.” RSVP ...read more

Oscar of Between adapted for musical performance

Oscar of Between by Betsy Warland will be performed with musical accompaniment on September 19, 2018! You are cordially invited to attend a read-through performance of The Art of Camouflage for mezzo soprano/baritone, piano & percussion by Lloyd Burritt. Betsy’s publisher, Caitlin Press, shares the beginnings of Oscar and the epiphany of camouflage: “In 2007, at the age ...read more

VMI 2018 Reading at Havana Café and Theatre

Join Betsy Warland and Vancouver Manuscript Intensive mentors, Claudia Casper, Evelyn Lau, Rachel Rose, Karen X. Tulchinsky, and Cathleen With for the 2018 VMI reading! Writers will read from a range of fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction on June 3, 2018 at the Havana Café and Theatre. VMI 2018 Lineup: Katherine Doyle Glenn Mori Heather ...read more

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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