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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 Your novel must be completed and unpublished to be eligible, and you cannot submit it anywhere ...read more

VMI Success Story: Leanne Dunic’s Book of Lyric Prose Out in Spring ’17

Written in lyric prose that  is “experimental yet playful,” Leanne Dunic’s To Love the Coming End is a unique book composed of 100 chapters, each a single page in length. “This structure gives the language potency while providing space for reflection,” says the book’s synopsis. Pieced together, the chapters tell the story of  “an ...read more

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Betsy Warland Interview, Part 2: Advice to Emerging Writers

In Part 1 of this interview, award-winning author and Vancouver Manuscript Intensive director Betsy Warland described the vision behind the unique mentorship program she has created for emerging writers. In this second and final installment, she talks about opening VMI to international applicants. She also recalls what it felt like to finish her first ...read more