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Betsy at Canadian Writers Against Kinder-Morgan Expansion

On Saturday, August 25, Betsy Warland and many writers gathered to protest the Kinder Morgan buyout and pipeline expansion in Burnaby, BC. Writers met to share concerns about the threat to local waters; the federal government’s promise that toxic bitumen can be cleaned up when science says it can’t; the marketing of tar sands ...read more

Photos from the launch of Darrel J. McLeod’s Mamaskatch

Darrel J. McLeod launched 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, emceed the afternoon alongside Shaena Lambert, author of Oh, My Darling.  Quill & Quire has said “Darrel J. McLeod uses the imagery ...read more

VMI alumna Jan Redford on Memoir, Marriage, Motherhood, and Mountains

Jan Redford, VMI alumna and author of the memoir, End of the Rope: Mountains, Marriage, and Motherhood (Random House Canada, 2018) will be in conversation with Hal Wake, former director of the Vancouver Writers Festival and Angie Abdou, author of Home Ice (ECW Press, 2018) at 7 p.m. on Sept 10, 2018 at the Vancouver Public Library. All ...read more

Upcoming Deadline: The Malahat Review’s “Queer Perspectives” Issue

The Malahat Review invites writers identifying as LGBTQ2S? to submit their work for consideration for an issue celebrating contemporary queer writing in Canada! Guest editors Ali Blythe, Trevor Corkum, and Betsy Warland are interested in considering submissions of exciting contemporary LGBTQ2S? writing by poets, short-story, and creative-nonfiction authors whose work makes vivid and particular their experience of being alive ...read more

Betsy Warland to Edit The Malahat Review’s “Queer Perspectives” issue

The Malahat Review invites writers identifying as LGBTQ2S? to submit their work for consideration for an issue celebrating contemporary queer writing in Canada! Guest editors Ali Blythe, Trevor Corkum, and Betsy Warland are interested in considering submissions of exciting contemporary LGBTQ2S? writing by poets, short-story, and creative-nonfiction authors whose work makes vivid and particular their experience of being alive ...read more

Betsy Warland on Panels at Growing Room 2018

Growing Room: A Feminist Literary Festival returns from March 1-4, 2018 at various venues in Vancouver, BC. Betsy Warland will be at Growing Room on Saturday and Sunday, where she will be participating in and moderating panels, respectively. SATURDAY, MARCH 3 From Head and Heart: Expanding Genre in Memoir Leanne Dunic, Chelene Knight, Ijeoma Oluo, Bev ...read more

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