Posts in Category: Events

VMI 2019 Reading @ Havana Cafe and Theatre

Join Betsy Warland and Vancouver Manuscript Intensive mentors, Claudia Casper, Shazia Hafiz, Elee Kraljii Gardiner, Jónina Kirton, and Cathleen With for the 2019 VMI reading! Writers will read from a range of fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction on June 9, 2019 at the Havana Café and Theatre. VMI 2019 Lineup: Gabriella Forbes Stephanie-Marie Candiago Nirmala ...read more

Genre-bending: The Many Ways to Tell True Stories

The 2019 CNFC conference will take place from June 14 to 16 in Vancouver at UBC’s Point Grey Campus. At CNFC this year, Betsy Warland is a panelist on “Genre-bending: The Many Ways to Tell True Stories,” alongside Helen Humphreys, Chelene Knight, Betsy Warland, and Renee Saklikar. These four master writers discuss ways to blend genres and cross literary boundaries. To ...read more

Workshop: The Use of Inquiry and Imagination in Memoir Writing

For CanWrite! 2019, Betsy Warland will offer a workshop on the role on inquiry and imagination in memoir. Imagination and inquiry are essential aspects of writing a memoir as engrossing as a good novel. Betsy  will introduce you to some of these key strategies and reflect on several published memoirs she has been an ...read more

Workshop: Federation of BC Writers Workshop with Betsy Warland

Betsy Warland will offer a manuscript consultation workshop at the Federation of BC Writers’ Spring Writes Festival in May 2019. As writers, we are now almost solely responsible for our manuscript going through an in-depth editing process regardless of whether a publishing house takes it or we self-publish. Typically, we think we’ve finished a ...read more

Workshop: Memoir as Muse with Betsy Warland

Canadian Authors–Victoria organizes writing events in Victoria, BC. We are affiliated with the Metro Vancouver Branch and are part of the Canadian Authors Association, which encourages and inspires writers of all genres. We offer aspiring, emerging, and professional writers opportunities and resources to hone their writing and business skills, network with others, and thrive in ...read more

The Malahat Review’s “Queer Perspectives” | Launch on March 23

The Malahat Review‘s “Queer Perspectives” issue is in stores and in circulation now! Please join The Malahat Review for readings and a conversation celebrating the publication of Queer Perspectives, which features contemporary writing by LGBTQ2S?+ writers in Canada chosen by guest editors Ali Blythe, Trevor Corkum, and Betsy Warland. Who: Adèle Barclay, John Barton, Ali Blythe, Anne Fleming, ...read more

Claudia Caspar to receive Distinguished Artist Award

Claudia Caspar, author of the award-winning The Mercy Journals, and Vancouver Manuscript Intensive mentor, will receive the Distinguished Artist Award from FANS (Fund for the Arts on the North Shore) on Friday, November 2, 2018, at the West Vancouver Municipal Hall. Sylvia Tait will also receive a Distinguished Artist Award, while Gordon Smith will receive ...read more

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