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Betsy Warland at the Wild Writers Festival in Waterloo

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

Markowitz Award Open for Submissions & Lambda Literary Announces New Prize

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

Betsy Warland at Growing Room 2018!

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 Longlisted for George Ryga Award

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

Betsy Warland Named as Judge for Open Season Awards

Betsy Warland will judge The Malahat Review‘s 2017 Open Season Awards in the creative nonfiction category. The Open Season Awards offer a grand total of $4500 in prize money in three categories: poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. Evelyn Lau and Carleigh Baker have been named as the poetry and fiction judges, respectively. The prize is ...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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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

Glowing Testimonials For Unique Writing Program. Read & Apply–Nov. 21

Vancouver Manuscript Intensive is an in-depth one-to-one mentorship program that pairs you with a professional author to develop your manuscript to its fullest potential. The next six-month session begins in January 2017, and the deadline for application is November 21, 2016–this coming Monday. Just how fantastic are VMI mentors Evelyn Lau, Cathleen With, Karen ...read more