Posts in Category: Vancouver Manuscript Intensive

Vancouver Manuscript Intensive Accepting Applications for 2020

The Vancouver Manuscript Intensive is accepting applications for 2020. VMI is an in-depth one-to-one mentorship program that pairs you with a professional author to develop your manuscript to its fullest potential. Our newest mentor is the author of fiction, essays and poetry Susan Olding. VMI mentorship begins with an in-person meeting to develop a rapport, discuss your manuscript, and ...read more

Photos: VMI Celebrates 2019 Grads

Thanks to everyone who came out to VMI’s 2019 alumni reading last Sunday afternoon at Havana Cafe Theatre in East Vancouver. This diverse group of fiction and non-fiction writers kept the audience rapt in their tales of growing up in South Africa, of the Toronto art scene, of experiencing the Paris Attacks, of being ...read more

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

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

Becky Livingston Publishes Memoir: The Suitcase and the Jar

Becky Livingston, 2015 VMI alumna, will publish her memoir, The Suitcase and the Jar: Travels with a Daughter’s Ashes, on Sept 14, 2018. For twenty-six months, Livingston travelled to Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Australia, India, England, Ireland and North America, coast to coast, with her daughter’s ashes. Her publisher, Caitlin Press, has called The Suitcase and the Jar a “profoundly ...read more

Vancouver Manuscript Intensive Accepting Applications

The Vancouver Manuscript Intensive is accepting applications for 2019. VMI is an in-depth one-to-one mentorship program that pairs you with a professional author to develop your manuscript to its fullest potential. VMI mentorship begins with an in-person meeting to develop a rapport, discuss your manuscript, and confirm your goals. In preparation for this meeting, your mentor ...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

VMI Alumna Jan Redford Publishes Memoir with Penguin Random House

Jan Redford, Vancouver Manuscript Intensive alumna, has published her memoir, End of the Rope: Mountains, Marriage, and Motherhood with Penguin Random House. Hearty congratulations to Jan! The 400-page memoir has received praise from acclaimed novelist, Ayelet Tsabari, whose short story was longlisted for the CBC Short Story Prize, which was announced on April 3, 2018. ...read more

VMI Alumna Barbara Black Wins Writers’ Union Prose Competition

Barbara Black, 2017 Vancouver Manuscript Intensive alumna, has won The Writers’ Union of Canada Short Prose Competition. Black received a $2,500 cash prize for her story, “His Invertebrate Existence.” Based out of Victoria, B.C., Black’s work has been shortlisted for The Malahat Review’s 2017 Open Season Awards and her writing has appeared in venues such as CV2 and FreeFall. ...read more