Posts in Category: Vancouver Manuscript Intensive

Announcing the VMI Literary Fellowship

For a writer of exceptional promise with a manuscript in progress, who has faced significant barriers to fulfilling that promise, including but not limited to racism, poverty or class barriers, geographic dislocation or refugee status, single parenthood, disability or serious illness. Fellowship includes a full scholarship (value $3,234.00) to the Vancouver Manuscript Intensive 2021 program to ...read more

Exciting changes at VMI

2007-2020 Farewell Betsy Warland, Founding Director and Mentor Emerita When I offered Vancouver Manuscript for the first time in 2007, I had two motivations. I loved mentoring writers working on their manuscripts and I wanted to do more of this work. Secondly, writers working on manuscripts had few options for manuscript guidance and support ...read more

Posted by: Elee Kraljii Gardiner

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