Federation of BC Writers member Arleen Paré has won the Governor General’s 2014 Literary Award for Poetry for her latest book The Lake of Two Mountains. In her second poetry collection, she pays homage to this lake – at the convergence of the Ottawa and St Laurence rivers – and its vital relationship to the natural environment and the people of the region. Stay tuned for a complete story in the Winter Edition of WordWorks.


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The Fed joined other arts groups at the Fall into the Arts Expo in Saanich, BC. We’re glad to report that there are as many reasons to write as there are writers. Check out some thoughts on collaboration, what appeals to youth, why people take workshops, and some of the new genres that fall under the umbrella of ‘writing.’ ReadON WordWorks, the Fed’s literary magazine ‘for writers, about writing’ welcomes story ideas and submissions. Check out the StoryBoard if you want bid on an assignment from the list of stories we are working on for upcoming editions, or  for a Fiction, Poetry or Creative Non-fictionto piece to Editor Craig Spence.