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    • 15 Jun 2023
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Zoom

    It is that time of year again - AGM.  The last few years, we have held this event in the fall, but we are working to shift it to earlier in our calendar. We are excited to invite you to our Annual General Meeting. To register, sign into your federation of BC Writers account. The Meeting Package and zoom link will be e-mailed prior to the meeting.

    The AGM will feature door prizes!

    featuring: a special presentation after the meeting about the health insurance program for Federation of BC Writers members. Download the brochure here

    All registrants must be in good standing by the AGM start to be able to attend and vote.

    • 19 Jun 2023
    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Zoom

    Join us for Writing Sprint Serenade on Monday, March 20th at 12 pm PT by registering here ( 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.

    This event is happening on Juneteenth which commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans in the United States.  As such, Andrew will be highlighting African-American composers and musicians for this session.

    Pianist Andrew Sims creates a space for us all to be inspired. He accompanies us while we engage in our craft.  This monthly event has a simple, but creative premise.  Andrew plays while we write.

    Each session will start with a brief introduction to the music being played and from there we launch into a creative space wherein writers are serenaded by live music to inspire us.  All are welcome.

    Andrew Sims completed the Bachelor of Music in piano from Baylor University and Master of Music in piano from the University of Alberta. He maintains a busy teaching studio of students ranging from beginners to advanced. Andrew is an examiner for the Canadian National Conservatory of Music and is in demand as an accompanist in the Comox Valley; he specializes in creative, wholistic, and positive teaching, particularly with music learning theory and developing music audiation and literacy.

    Digital Doors Open at 10:25, Event Starts at 10:30AM PT

    *This event is being recorded

    • 20 Jun 2023
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Zoom

    Join us for an information session from the Writers Coalition Program on a health insurance program designed just for writers and accessible to all members of the Federation of BC Writers.

    Digital Doors Open at 10:25, Event Starts at 10:00AM PST

    *This event is being recorded

    Insurance Program Information:

    Health insurance for the FBCW members through the Writers’ Coalition Program

    Need personal health insurance? Membership in the FBCW comes with access to the popular Writers’ Coalition Program -- an affordable health insurance program offered by the not-for-profit insurer AFBS. And accessing the program has become even easier with the online quoting and enrollment functionality which boasts the fastest application process in Canada.

    The Writers’ Coalition Program is designed to help the writing community manage their health care costs. FBCW members are guaranteed acceptance* into the program, with no medical questionnaires necessary and no refusals based on pre-existing conditions.

    There are two plan options: Standard and Comprehensive. Both options offer dental, prescription drug, extended health care (hospital room, acupuncture, massage etc…), and travel emergency medical coverage. Both options also provide life and AD&D insurance and a Member and Family Assistance Program. There’s a monthly payment option available and premiums may be tax deductible.  

    The Writers’ Coalition Program website will give you a price quote in just two steps and it enables you to enroll in the program and pay online by credit card.

    For more information about the costs and benefits of the Writers’ Coalition Program you can go here.

    *must be over 18 and under 71 to enroll

Supported by the British Columbia Arts Council

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