Genre-bending: The Many Ways to Tell True Stories

The 2019 CNFC conference will take place from June 14 to 16 in Vancouver at UBC’s Point Grey Campus. At CNFC this year, Betsy Warland is a panelist on “Genre-bending: The Many Ways to Tell True Stories,” alongside Helen Humphreys, Chelene Knight, Betsy Warland, and Renee Saklikar. These four master writers discuss ways to blend genres and cross literary boundaries. To ...read more

Workshop: The Use of Inquiry and Imagination in Memoir Writing

For CanWrite! 2019, Betsy Warland will offer a workshop on the role on inquiry and imagination in memoir. Imagination and inquiry are essential aspects of writing a memoir as engrossing as a good novel. Betsy  will introduce you to some of these key strategies and reflect on several published memoirs she has been an ...read more

Workshop: Federation of BC Writers Workshop with Betsy Warland

Betsy Warland will offer a manuscript consultation workshop at the Federation of BC Writers’ Spring Writes Festival in May 2019. As writers, we are now almost solely responsible for our manuscript going through an in-depth editing process regardless of whether a publishing house takes it or we self-publish. Typically, we think we’ve finished a ...read more

Workshop: Memoir as Muse with Betsy Warland

Canadian Authors–Victoria organizes writing events in Victoria, BC. We are affiliated with the Metro Vancouver Branch and are part of the Canadian Authors Association, which encourages and inspires writers of all genres. We offer aspiring, emerging, and professional writers opportunities and resources to hone their writing and business skills, network with others, and thrive in ...read more

The Malahat Review’s “Queer Perspectives” | Launch on March 23

The Malahat Review‘s “Queer Perspectives” issue is in stores and in circulation now! Please join The Malahat Review for readings and a conversation celebrating the publication of Queer Perspectives, which features contemporary writing by LGBTQ2S?+ writers in Canada chosen by guest editors Ali Blythe, Trevor Corkum, and Betsy Warland. Who: Adèle Barclay, John Barton, Ali Blythe, Anne Fleming, ...read more

Body and Soul: Stories for Skeptics and Seekers | VPL Launch

Have you ever had questions about faith or religious practice? On March 13 at VPL, join Susan Scott, editor of Body and Soul: Stories for Skeptics and Seekers and an all-female panel of contributors including Dora Dueck, Pam Johnson, Jonina Kirton, Lori McNulty, Betsy Warland as they break the age-old code of silence and explore open conversations ...read more

Workshop: Restarting the Stalled Story with Betsy Warland

Betsy Warland is offering a one-day community workshop via The Writer’s Studio at SFU Continuing Studies. “Restarting the Stalled Story” will take place on Sunday, Feb 24, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. Restarting the Stalled Story  Stall: bring to a standstill, delay tactics, stick fast in mud or snow, mechanical failure, accidentally ...read more

Federation of BC Writers launches ‘Who is ‘The Other’’ Poetry Contest

Submissions are now open for this year’s Literary Writes poetry contest sponsored by the Federation of British Columbia Writers (FBCW). There will be two sections: a general category, judged by Fiona Tinwei Lam, and a 19-and-under youth category, judged by Renée Saklikar, both themed: “Who is ‘The Other’?” Fiona Tinwei Lam has authored two ...read more

The Writers’ Union of Canada launches Short Prose Competition for Emerging Writers

The Writers’ Union of Canada launches its 26th annual Short Prose Competition for Emerging Writers, which invites submissions of fiction and nonfiction for a grand prize of $2500. The Union is proud to announce an esteemed group of jurors for the Competition: Peter Dubé is the author, co-author, or editor of eleven books including the ...read more

Claudia Caspar to receive Distinguished Artist Award

Claudia Caspar, author of the award-winning The Mercy Journals, and Vancouver Manuscript Intensive mentor, will receive the Distinguished Artist Award from FANS (Fund for the Arts on the North Shore) on Friday, November 2, 2018, at the West Vancouver Municipal Hall. Sylvia Tait will also receive a Distinguished Artist Award, while Gordon Smith will receive ...read more