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

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

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

Making Your Writing Fly: A Self-editing Workshop with Betsy Warland

This summer, Betsy offers “Making Your Writing Fly,” a self-editing workshop for prose and poetry, presented by Island Mountain Arts. Effectively self-editing your work before you send it out to an editor, agent or publisher has become a must in today’s publishing environment. Whether you have a few strong pieces, a portion of or ...read more

Experiments in Creative Non-Fiction with Betsy Warland

Canadian Authors presents “Experimenting with the Potentials of Creative Non-Fiction,” a reading and talk by Betsy Warland, essayist, poet, and founder of The Writer’s Studio at Simon Fraser University. Reading from three of her non-fiction works, Betsy will illustrate her compositional techniques and strategies in her creative non-fiction writing. Although this is not a workshop, we recommend ...read more

Spring Workshop: West Coast Writers Urban Retreat with Betsy Warland

West Coast Writers is pleased to announce our upcoming urban retreat: a day-long intensive with critically acclaimed poet and author, Betsy Warland. Navigating contradictions, the unknown, or the forbidden in a group of poems or a lyric-prose narrative.  When our subject inherently has contradictions, unknown or forbidden aspects, how do we write into it, ...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