Interview for WORD Vancouver festival

The WORD Vancouver festival is happening online September 19-27. I’ve been invited to be the guest curator of a dedicated 5-event “stage” that focuses on LGBTQ2S+ writers. Here is a link to an interview I did recently with the WORD festival...

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...

Betsy at Vancouver Writers Fest

Betsy will be moderator for Event 70: Difficult Inheritances Free (Pay what you can) On Saturday, Oct 26 From 5:00pm – 6:30pm At Waterfront Theatre, 1412 Cartwright Street How do we confront painful inheritances? Abandoned by his parents, Jesse Thistle fell into...

VMI 14 Reading on Sunday June 15th

You are invited to join us at our June 15th Vancouver Manuscript Intensive 2014 Reading beginning at 3PM at the Havana Café Theatre, 1212 Commercial Drive between Charles and William Street. Five diverse and dynamic nonfiction writers and poets – Christine Hayvice,...

Another VMI grad signs a publishing deal!

The collection of poems, Average Height of Flight: A Companion Piece that Beth Kope worked on (with me) in VMI 2011 will be published by Caitlin Press in late 2014 or spring 2015. For more details about the annual Vancouver Manuscript Intensive that I offer, please...