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Hello, Writers,

Hello, all, 

September already! I'll be leaving the country in just four days, and will be leaving WriteOn in the hands of my capable volunteers. For those submitting events, please send them now to where Brad can ensure they make it into relevant newsletters. 

Also: What is Wild Apricot? This is a question we've received several times recently, and we'd like to assure everyone that it is a legitimate program that the FBCW is working with to improve membership services. Wild Apricot helps us manage member payments, our Writers' Calendar, our member directory (Find a Writer!) and more. Wild Apricot replaced our old membership program, Membee. If you find yourself on a website with wild apricot in the URL, don't worry--you're probably in the right place.

If you have a question about FBCW services, please email The office will be closed for most of September, so we won't be able to accept phone queries. 

Please enjoy the information below. 

Shaleeta Harrison,
Executive Director 

Member News:

Any FBCW member that wishes to receive free, monthly news bulletins from The Ormsby Review for new reviews of books by B.C. authors can simply send their email address to with a subject line: Alan Twigg Ormsby Review List.

Contests & Awards:

Surrey International Writers’ Conference Writing Contest entries until September 21 For more information → 

Festivals & Conferences:


LiterASIAN, a festival of Asian Canadian Writing is coming to Vancouver September 21-23For more information →  

The Victoria Festival of Authors is coming in just 55 days-- September 25-October 30For more information →  

Golden Ears Writers and Readers Festival ​ The ACT 11944 Haney Place, Maple Ridge (no charge for workshops and blue pencils, $5 for tea) September 30 For more information →  

The Whistler Writers Festival is October 11-14, and tickets go in sale in just two weeks! For more information →  

The Vancouver Writers Festival is October 15-21 For more information →  

Surrey International Writers’ Conference is October 19-21For more information →  

Calls for Submissions:

CBC Radio’s The Doc Project: The Doc Project currently has an open call for pitches for both completed documentaries and new documentaries to be produced through their mentorship program: For more information → 

Workshops & Retreats:

Golden Ears Writers Lobby Night The ACT Maple Ridge. The Real World of Private Investigators with Dale Jackaman, the President of the Professional Investigators Association of B.C. Is a professional or amateur P.I. a character in your story? Here's a chance to learn from an expert about what a P.I. actually does. Bring your questions! No charge to attend. September 18 For more information →  

Introduction to Writing Japanese Poetry with Naomi Beth Wakan Learn about two time-honored forms of Japanese poetry: haiku (the poetry of the senses) and tanka (the poetry of the heart). Participants will be introduced to an understanding of both of these wonderful ways to express one's self in poetry and will receive supportive critique from the instructor. ​For more information →  

Writing Your Memoirs an afternoon of writing with Yvonne Blomer, City of Victoria Poet Laureate and author of Sugar Ride: Cycling from Hanoi to Kuala Lumpur a travel memoir published by Palimpsest Press in 2017. Edward Milne Community School, 6218 Sooke Road, Sooke Entry is free, but space is limited! September 29 For more information →  


PRESTIGE HOTEL, O'Keefe Salon, 4411-32 Street VERNON, BC

Bestselling author Elinor Florence will speak at an event sponsored by the Canada Post Heritage Club, open to book clubs, readers, historians and anyone else who is interested. Using old photographs, she will present a one-hour slide show describing her historical research and telling some interesting anecdotes about both Wildwood, set in northern Alberta; and her wartime novel Bird's Eye View1:30 p.m. September 11For info call Wanda Fisher: 250-545-6375.


PEACHLAND ART GALLERY, 5684 Beach Avenue, Peachland, BC

Bestselling author Elinor Florence will present a one-hour slide show describing her historical research and telling some interesting anecdotes about her new novel Wildwood, set in northern Alberta. Free to the public; attendance restricted to 50 people. 7 p.m.  September 14, 2018. For info: 250-767-7422.

Contently is a brand content company where you can set up a free portfolio page, it also maintains a listing of gigs for writers and editors. For more information →
And that's all! Please let us know of any events you would like shared, and we'll do our best to keep WriteOn informative and interesting.

Enjoy your week,

Executive Director
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