Federation of BC Writers is a provincial non-profit organization, and a federally recognized charity

Upcoming events

    • 6 Apr 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Selkirk College Campus, 311 Broadway St W, Nakusp BC V0G 1R0
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    Writing about your life can feel overwhelming -- after all, you've had a lifetime of experiences. Express your memories and practice the craft of creative non-fiction on a manageable scale by writing micro-memoirs. In 750 words or less, you'll explore single, vivid moments that provide flashes of insight. Come ready to write!   Instructor: Nakusp resident Galadriel Watson has widely published non fiction, creative non-fiction, fiction and comics for outlets that include The Washington Post, The Globe and Mail, Discover magazine and CBC Radio. Her 24th non-fiction book for children will be published by Annick Press in winter 2020. She has a Master's degree in creative writing from the University of British Columbia and an undergraduate degree in writing from the University of Victoria. Learn more at www.galadrielwatson.com

    Reserve now! This workshop is free, but space is limited to 20 participants.

    • 11 Apr 2019
    • 14 Apr 2019
    • Mary Winspear Centre, 2243 Beacon Avenue, Sidney, BC

    The 2019 Sidney LitFest, which runs April 11-14, will feature 16 award-winning Canadian authors at 11 different events, including panel discussions, readings and writing workshops. 

    This is a four-day literary festival with various beginning/ending times and priced per individual event and/or package price. 

    For further information, visit https://www.sidneyliteraryfestival.ca/ or https://www.facebook.com/sidneyliteraryfestival 
    Tickets: Online at the website above or in person at Tanner’s Books in Sidney.
    Contact: Janet Daines, President, Sidney LitFest: sidneyliteraryfestival@gmail.com or Ph. 250-654-0111

    • 22 Apr 2019
    • 25 Apr 2019
    • Honeymoon Bay Lodge & Retreat Centre

    Writers are no strangers to joy or to sorrow.  Our lives contain both, and in abundance.  But when it is joy that sits at our table, most of us are too busy experiencingit to wish to write about it.  Sorrow, though—sorrow often stirs in us a desire to explore or explain, to make sense of, to come to terms with, to weep into, to rage against…  to write. Many writers claim (and research supports) that this sort of writing can have healing properties as we seek to give voice to the difficult events of our lives and to name the pain and injustice we see in the world around us. 

    • ·       Truth-telling: Steering into the Rocks
    • ·       Images as Repositories for Emotion 
    • ·       Speaking Back/Resistance
    • ·       Reimagining / Reclaiming the Story

    Dr. Laura Apol teaches creative writing and literature at Michigan State University. For more than twenty years, she has led workshops for writers of all skill levels in local, national and international contexts. Her poetry has appeared in a number of literary journals and anthologies, and she is the author of several award-winning collections:  Falling into Grace; Crossing the Ladder of Sun; Requiem, Rwanda (drawn from her work using writing to facilitate healing among survivors of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi); and, most recently, Nothing but the Blood


    $900 for single room, includes all meals, breaks, private room 

    $750 for shared accommodation, all meals, breaks 

    Deposit to hold a place: $100

    Balance due: March 15, 2019

    Limited registration


    Please email name, email address, address & phone number as well as e-transfer deposit or full amount to pepoetry2@gmail.com

    Please put Apol Workshop in the subject line.

    • 10 May 2019
    • 8:30 AM
    • 12 May 2019
    • 3:00 PM
    • Prestige Harbourfront Resort 251 Harbour Front Drive NE, BC, Salmon Arm, BC - British Columbia V1E 2W7

    A festival for readers & writers. Sessions will include both skill development workshops and open forums with presenters based on questions and answers in a relaxed and intimate setting.

    Online registration opens February 28th and closes at midnight on April 30, 2019 
    Mail-in registration will close at midnight on April 19th, 2019.

    • 6 Jul 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    • Harbour Convention Centre (Plaza of Nations) 760 Pacific Blvd Vancouver, BC Vancouver

    VAN EXPO Presents: GEEKTOPIA 2019 - A Journey to Somewhere.

    Vancouver's Newest Comic Convention

    EVENT INFO: Cosplay, Panels, Celebrity Guests, Vendors, Artists & Entertainment.

    GENRE: Sci-Fi, Retro Gaming, Comic Books, Fantasy, Anime, Horror, and much more!


    PART OF THE PROCEEDS GOING TO: The Amanda Todd Legacy Foundation. 

    Writers can submit applications for an artist table to promote there books at www.geektopia.ca/vendors