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

Celebration Reading

Join us for a celebration reading by the 2021 VMI cohort on Zoom! We are delighted to showcase the accomplishments of this unique group on completion of the six-month program and invite you to gather with us across time zones to listen. RSVP to info@vancouvermanuscriptintensive.com for the link. Celebration Reading Saturday June 19, 2021 10:30am-11:45am ...read more

Spring 2021 Newsletter

Welcome to the VMI newsletter highlighting the accomplishments, publications, and writing-related news from the VMI community. Susan Olding has a new book, Big Reader, Essays from Freehand Books. Susan also has work in The New Quarterly, Queen’s Quarterly, and Prairie Fire. She is reading and presenting a workshop at the Creative Nonfiction Collective Society’s Conference (https://creativenonfictioncollective.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Updated-April23-CNFC-Conference-schedule-May2021.pdf.) and at the BC Writers ...read more

Posted by: Elee Kraljii Gardiner

Winner of Inaugural VMI Fellowship

We are delighted to welcome Pervin Saket to VMI’s Fellowship for the 2021 season to work on her poetry manuscript with VMI director Elee Kraljii Gardiner. PERVIN SAKET is the author of the novel ‘Urmila’ and of a collection of poetry ‘A Tinge of Turmeric’. She was shortlisted for the Srinivas Rayaprol Poetry Prize ...read more

Posted by: Elee Kraljii Gardiner

Deadline for VMI 2021 is November 9

The November 9 application deadline is approaching for the VMI six month program beginning in January 2021. The inaugural VMI Fellowship is also open for applications until November 9. Read more about the VMI Fellowship here. We welcome your applications and look forward to reading your work! All the details are on the VMI ...read more

Posted by: Elee Kraljii Gardiner

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

Pandemic Readjustments

We support community health and want to ensure writers are best equipped to present their material. Given the difficulties surrounding Covid-19 and social distancing, VMI has cancelled the June public group reading.  In light of the unforeseen turn of events we have converted this loss into a gain: two extra hours of mentoring in ...read more

Posted by: Elee Kraljii Gardiner

Book Launch — Postponed

Unfortunately the Lost Lagoon/lost in thought book launch scheduled for March 19, 2020 is postponed. ***Apologies for cross-posting ***

Poetry Workshop with Sherwin Bitsui

Vancouver Manuscript Intensive Presents Diné Patterns: A Two Hour Poetry Workshop with Sherwin Bitsui Thursday, January 30, 2019 7pm-9pm Perchance Café, 3363 Dunbar St, (at 17th) Vancouver   Registration opens to VMI participants Dec 3, 2019 before opening to the general public Dec 10.   This two-hour poetry workshop will combine the reading of ...read more

Posted by: Elee Kraljii Gardiner