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
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!
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
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.
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 https://hollyhock.ca/p/4338/dark-stormy-writing-retreat/
Book now and get 15% off listed prices. Offer valid until Jul 18, 2021.