Join us Wednesday, August 4th at 1pm for FBCW's first Wise Words event - Why We Write - Seniors Panel and Discussion. This session is part of our Wise Words Program. A unique writing and communication initiative for Seniors in all corners of our lovely province. This program is Funded by the Government of Canada's New Horizons for Seniors Program.
Join us for a panel and discussion with fellow people of retirement age as we explore "why we write" and cheer each other on to get our words out in whatever medium we choose.
Register here (bcwriters.ca/events-for-writers) and a link will be sent to you. When it's time for the event, click on the link to join the live Zoom event. Looking forward to seeing you there!
Digital Doors Open at 1245pm! (Pacific Time)
Digital Doors Open at 1:45, Event Starts at 2PM
Join us for In/Verse on Saturday, August 14 at 1:45 pm by registering here (bcwriters.ca/events-for-writers) and a Zoom link for the event will be sent to you. When it’s time for the event you can click on the Zoom link to join the event.
Tara Borin is a poet and writer living in traditional Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in territory, Dawson City, Yukon. Tara’s debut full-length poetry collection, The Pit, is out now with Nightwood Editions. Their work has also been anthologized in Best New Poets in Canada 2018 (Quattro Books) and Resistance (U of R Press), and in journals both in print and online. Find out more at taraborinwrites.com.
Ruth Daniell is a teacher, editor, award-winning writer, and the author of The Brightest Thing (Caitlin Press, 2019). Recent work has appeared in Watch Your Head: Writers and Artists Respond to the Climate Crisis (Coach House Press, 2020), Resistance: Righteous Rage in the Age of #MeToo (University of Regina Press, 2021) and on BC’s city buses as part of Poetry in Transit. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (honours) in English literature and writing from the University of Victoria and a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing from the University of British Columbia. She lives with her family in Kelowna, BC.
Fred Wah lives in Vancouver and in the West Kootenays. Recent books include Sentenced to Light, his collaborations with visual artists, and is a door, a series of poems about hybridity. High Muck a Muck: Playing Chinese, An Interactive Poem, is available online (http://highmuckamuck.ca/). Scree: The Collected Earlier Poems, 1962-1991 (2015) was followed by a collaboration with Rita Wong, beholden: a poem as long as the river (2018), see also http://www.riverrelations.ca/new-page/. A series of improvisations, Music at the Heart of Thinking, was published in 2020. His biofiction Diamond Grill has recently been produced as a radio play on Kootenay Co-Op Radio.
Fiona Tinwei Lam’s most recent poetry collection Odes & Laments celebrates the overlooked wonder in the everyday, while lamenting human incursions on the natural world. She edited The Bright Well: Contemporary Canadian Poems on Facing Cancer and co-edited Love Me True: Writers Reflect on the Ins, Outs, Ups & Downs of Marriage with Jane Silcott. Lam won The New Quarterly’s Nick Blatchford Prize and was a finalist for the City of Vancouver Book Award. Her work appears in more than forty anthologies, including Best Canadian Poetry (2010 and 2020). Her poetry videos have screened at festivals internationally. fionalam.net
Join us Friday, August 27th at 11am for Zoom Basics - Online Training & Assistance. If you are unable to attend August 27th, we have sessions Sept 24, Oct 29, and Nov 26th. These sessions are part of our Wise Words Program. A unique writing and communication initiative for Seniors in all corners of our lovely province. This program is Funded by the Government of Canada's New Horizons for Seniors Program.
Join us for help with zoom whether you are a first-timer, or want to join and learn some of the features you may not be familiar with. If you are uncomfortable signing in the first time, or need extra help to log-in, email us at email@example.com and one of our staff will touch base with you.
Register here and a link will be sent to you. When it's time for the event, click on the link to join the live Zoom event. Looking forward to seeing you there!
Digital Doors Open at 1045am! (Pacific Time)
Join us On Thursday September 9th for a preview of all of our new programming that is launching in the Fall. For members, (new and returning) this is a great chance to get to know us and learn how to get the most out of your membership!
Join us On Thursday September 9th after our fall preview for the more detailed info session and program launch for our writing circles!
Some Program Preview Info
Each group will have a dedicated area of focus based on participant needs. The groups are for Federation of BC Writers members and will have a host and moderator.
Each group will have its own schedule, facilitator, program terms, participant cap, and focus based on the needs of the group.
The groups will be using google meetups instead of zoom and as such, there will be a demo on meetups and g-mail at the event.
Join us as we unveil the new WordWorks Magazine with Managing Editor Jessica Cole and Guests! The magazine has a new logo, new layout, and updated style. We are so excited to share our work with you.
Sign into zoom as we unveil the magazine, have contributors share info about their articles, and give you, our readers a chance to ask questions. We encourage everyone to share this event with friends and family.
See you there!
Disappointed you missed Ev Bishop's popular webinar on marketing and promotion from a small town? Looking for editing tips from Darling Axe senior editors David Brown and Michelle Barker?
You can still access one of our popular Sunday webinars if you did not get a chance to participate live. Recordings of all past webinars can be viewed here. You just need to create an account to access the Teachable platform. Recordings are accessible for the discounted rate of $12 (live webinars are $20).
Webinars available include:
Rearranging Words - with Darling Axe senior editors Michelle Barker and David Brown
The Monster - errr, ART - of Marketing & Promotion from a Small Town - with author Ev Bishop
Understanding the Publishing Landscape in 2020 - with author Barb Drozdowich
5 Tips to Improve Your Confidence in a Social Media World - with author Barb Drozdowich
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