Welcome to the Federation of BC Writers 2022 BC Writers Summit. The Summit runs May 14-21 2022. Registration is now closed.
Our team has worked hard to put together an event that will match the calibre of last year's event. Based on your feedback, we have worked with presenters to secure rights of recordings for most sessions. If you miss one, all registrants will be able to access the sessions for 2 weeks after the Summit concludes.
Thank you to our Individual sponsors! Your support makes our Summit possible.
KEYNOTE: BLURRING GENRES with Helen Humphreys
FLASH FICTION with Katie Bickell
TELLING THE TRUTH: CONVERSATIONS ABOUT CREATIVE NON-FICTION (SUMMIT EDITION)
WRITING HI-LO BOOKS FOR EDUCATION with Gail Anderson-Dargatz
FIRST PAGES with Editors BC
WRITING PRACTICES with Yasuko Thanh
WRITING NATURE with Helen Humphreys
IN/VERSE POETRY with Susan Alexander: Poet Laureates Edition
FIRESIDE CHAT with Darrel McLeod
WRITING YOUR BIO with Ariel Hudnall
MAKING A LIVING AS A WRITER with Doretta Lau
EXPLORING GRAPHIC POETRY with Chantal Gibson
META-MISSION MEMOIR with JJ Lee
CULTURE WRITING FOR ONLINE PUBLICATIONS with Niko Stratis
QUERY LETTER SLUSHPILE with the Darling Axe
FIRESIDE CHAT with Helen Humphreys & Megan Cole
WRITING SPRINT SERENADE with Andrew Sims
2022 BC WRITERS GALA featuring JJ Lee and the winners of the 2021 Literary Contests
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