AGM Weekend – Victoria

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The 2014 Federation of BC Writers AGM Weekend is fast approaching. It’s time to register for the April 25 – 27, 2014 event in Victoria, BC.

Our prices are:




Two day conference and gala pass: $95




Two day conference and gala pass – Seniors and students: $70




Two day conference pass: $85




Two day conference pass – Seniors and students: $65




One day conference pass and gala: $75




Seniors and Students: $60




One day conference pass for Saturday: $50




Seniors and students: $40




One day conference pass for Sunday: $40




Seniors and students: $30




Gala Tickets: $25 for FBCW members




$40 for non-members




Students: $15

Part proceeds from our gala ticket sales will go to the Lorna Crozier Scholarship fund.

Here’s a summary of the weekend’s events: Schedule of Events

We start things off with a bang on Friday night at 7:00 pm with a Meet and Greet Open Mic at the Hotel Rialto. Great words as well as fun and prizes are the goals of the night. This is a free event for Federation members.

Our AGM weekend conference gets started at the Maritime Museum of BC the following morning with a workshop presented by with Joelene Heathcote, a writer and teacher with UVic’s Continuing Education. We’ll break after the morning workshop for lunch and the business side of our weekend, the AGM. Lots of significant and exciting developments with your Federation. Be a voice for our new direction for British Columbia writers.

The afternoon workshop will see Yvonne Blomer, Camosun College instructor lead attendees through her presentation, Tracking your muse: Language in Poetry and Prose.

Weekend attendees will be given a break and will return to the Maritime Museum for at 7:30 pm start for our Gala Reading and Reception honouring two icons of British Columbia poetry, Lorna Crozier and Patrick Lane. Each will read from their work. Expect a few surprises thrown in for good measure. Doors will open at 6:45 pm. There will be a cash bar. The reception goodies should be out for consumption by about 9:00 pm when the programming for the evening concludes. Stay and catch up with your friends and fellow writers.

Our weekend conference concludes with a three hour presentation by Ursula Vaira of Leaf Press on self-editing.

Detailed descriptions of the workshops can be found at other posts on this site. If you want a copy emailed to you, request it from

We may be adding an auction event in addition to these great activities. Proceeds would go towards our Youth Writing initiatives and programs coming in 2014-2015.