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VMI 2021 Celebration Reading

Vancouver Manuscript Intensive

Saturday June 19, 2021
10:30 – 11:45am PDT

The 2021 cohort of VMI Intensive Program presents readings from their works-in-progress under the guidance of mentors Aren X. Tulchinsky, Betsy Warland, Elee Kraljii Gardiner, Mark Winston, and Susan Olding. We welcome all to celebrate their accomplishments!

  • Elise Bayle, fiction
  • Erika Thorkelson, essay
  • India Choquette, fiction
  • Jolanta Komornicka, historical fiction
  • Katherine Munro, poetry
  • Patrick Lucas, memoir
  • Susan Rybar, fiction
  • VMI Fellow Pervin Saket, poetry

Please RSVP to info@vancouvermanuscriptintensive.com for the link. To learn more about the program visit VancouverManuscriptIntensive.com

FBCW Summit Celebration Red Carpet Gala on May 20th

I’m so ecstatic to be joining the FBCW Summit Celebration Red Carpet Gala on May 20th. Along with my dear friends: Yvonne Blomer, Wiley Ho, Vicki McLeod, and Christine Smart, we will celebrate a fabulous week of jam-packed workshops with you. 

This event is officially part of the summit, but open to everyone. If you have registered for the summit, you are already registered for this event! 

If not, register and find more information here.

Can’t wait to raise a glass with you all then!

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, presented by judge Wayde Compton with Betsy Warland, special guest of honour. Two Honourable Mentions (no cash prize) will also be awarded.

All the details can be found on the VMI site.

Wayde Compton – Inaugural judge for The VMI Betsy Warland Between Genres Award; Photo credit: Roger Hur
If you’re enjoying the excerpts in Oscar's Salon, buy Oscar of Between and I’ll sign the copy with a personal message.