Posts Tagged: Vancouver Manuscript Intensive

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

Vancouver Manuscript Intensive Accepting Applications

The Vancouver Manuscript Intensive is accepting applications for 2018. 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, ...read more

VMI Mentor on Top 10 List of Most Borrowed Books

Novelist, screenwriter, director, and VMI mentor, Karen X. Tulchinsky, made the list of the Top 10 Most Borrowed Canadian Books from the Vancouver Public Library’s collection. The list was revealed by the Vancouver Public Library to celebrate Canadian literary contributions on Canada Day. Data compiled over the last 15 years featured The Five Books of ...read more

Photos: VMI Celebrates 2017 Grads

Congratulations to this year’s VMI grads, who celebrated the completion and development of their manuscripts at the Havana Café on June 4, 2017. Thirteen writers read from their prose, poetry, creative non-fiction, and cross-genre manuscripts, including two who came all the way from Saskatchewan and Alberta. C. Groumoutis V. Chalker Whitfield D. Corcese K.J. ...read more

Glowing Testimonials For Unique Writing Program. Read & Apply–Nov. 21

Vancouver Manuscript Intensive is an in-depth one-to-one mentorship program that pairs you with a professional author to develop your manuscript to its fullest potential. The next six-month session begins in January 2017, and the deadline for application is November 21, 2016–this coming Monday. Just how fantastic are VMI mentors Evelyn Lau, Cathleen With, Karen ...read more

Betsy Warland Interview, Part 2: Advice to Emerging Writers

In Part 1 of this interview, award-winning author and Vancouver Manuscript Intensive director Betsy Warland described the vision behind the unique mentorship program she has created for emerging writers. In this second and final installment, she talks about opening VMI to international applicants. She also recalls what it felt like to finish her first ...read more

Betsy Warland Interview, Part 1: A Unique Writing Program

Betsy Warland, VMI founder
When Vancouver Manuscript Intensive founder and director Betsy Warland won the Mayor’s Arts Award for Literature last month, MC Bill Richardson said that “literary Vancouver would not be the same without her.” The VMI team–eight mentors and many alumni–agree. In addition to writing twelve critically acclaimed books, Betsy’s unique vision as and editor and ...read more

Vancouver Manuscript Intensive Celebrates Its 2016 Alumni

Thanks to everyone who came out to VMI’s 2016 alumni reading last Sunday afternoon at Britannia Library in East Vancouver. This diverse  group of poets, fiction and  non-fiction writers regaled the audience with writing about a cariboo queen, a traveller on the Camino de Santiago, a reluctant American,  environmentalism, and much more. It was ...read more

Reading: Vancouver Manuscript Intensive 2016

Join us for our Vancouver Manuscript Intensive 2016 Reading on June 5th at 3PM and hear eight diverse and dynamic nonfiction and fiction writers read from their manuscripts. Penny Allport Rachel Grav Jodi Lundgren Marie Maccagno Margaret Macpherson Anuradha Rao Elana Scraba DG Thiel Every year, VMI audiences have commented that this is one ...read more