Happy National Poetry Writing Month!

In case you missed it, I have been posting my favourite quotes over the years from my book Breathing the Page on my Twitter feed this month.

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,...

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Unpublished works of fiction and nonfiction up to 2,500 words in...

More book reviews added for Lost Lagoon/lost in thought

More book reviews have recently been added to my Web site. To read these review exerpts along with links to the original, see the Books page for Lost Lagoon/lost in thought. Here is an excerpt from Geist: The miracle of Lost Lagoon / lost in thought: prose poems...