Virtual reading of Lost Lagoon Mar 30

Please join me for a virtual reading of my book, Lost Lagoon/lost in thought. Pre-registration is required by using this link: http://bit.ly/lostlagoonreading Date: Tuesday March 30, 2021 Time: 10 to 10:30 am PDT

A new national literary prize in my name!

Introducing: The VMI Betsy Warland Between Genres Award. For a book published in Canada in the calendar year 2021 that is a hybrid genre, or straddles two or more genres. The winner will receive $500 at a ceremony at the Vancouver Writers’ Festival in Fall 2021,...

Fall Writing Retreat with Betsy at Hollyhock

Come and join Shaena Lambert and Betsy Warland for their Dark and Stormy Writing Retreat from October 17 to 24, 2021. This 7-day retreat takes place at Hollyhock on beautiful Cortez Island in BC. More details and registration can be found at...

Replay of Write Your First (or Next!) Book writing summit

Did you hear about the Write Your First (or Next!) Book writing summit? Last week, my friend Traci Skuce wrapped up a jam-packed two-week masterclass series for writers. I was one of the featured speakers. It included everything from how to get over writer’s block to...

Deadline for Short Prose Competition extended till Feb 22.

A message from the Writer’s Union of Canada: The deadline for the Short Prose Competition has been extended! The Writers’ Union of Canada is accepting submissions until Monday, February 22, 2021.Unpublished works of fiction and nonfiction up to 2,500 words in...