Federation Programs and Services
Supporting the mastery of craft & skill advancement for emerging & established writers
WordWorks magazine supports writers in all genres, at all stages of their writing careers by publishing quality articles on the craft of writing.
Annual conference and gathering for writers of all skill levels working in any genre or medium.
Webinars featuring special guest lecturers that encourage participants to develop new skills.
Ask Barb is a semi-regular column that answers questions from members and non-members alike. It is published online and in WordWorks Magazine.
Publishing articles on a more regular basis than our magazine, WordWorks Online provides information and tips to writers.
The Mobile Recording Studio is made possible with a grant from the BC Arts Council. The program lends recording equipment and instructional materials to folks self-recording their audio books, podcasts, and other literary projects. This is a Members Only Project starting spring 2021.
Connecting writers to communities for support & guidance
The WriteON newsletter is our primary engagement with members. It showcases our latest news, contest and more.
Throwback Thursday is a regular feature on our social media. While the articles are informative, this program is designed to reconnect with past contributors and have some fun with our membership
Sometimes specific communities need specific services. Writing Circles is a framework to start groups dedicated to writers from specific communities.
The members-only Contest Bank is an up-to-date database of literary contests from around the world. A team at the Federation searches the web for contests and posts their genres, deadlines, and other relevant details to a members-only section of the website.
We are excited to partner with festivals around the province to offer a coffee and tea hospitality room so that writers can have a space to network and write while enjoying the energy that comes from being in a space with other writers.
Providing a platform for writers to advance their careers & reach new audiences
The readON newsletter is designed to help showcase local authors. It operates on a cost-recovery model and is sent out once or twice a month
A monthly poetry reading organized by host Susan Alexander. Each month three readers share their work to the general public.
Telling the Truth: Conversations about Creative Nonfiction invites creative non-fiction writers from around British Columbia to talk about the ins and outs of writing creative nonfiction.
Regional Spotlight’s priority is reaching out to a wide array of communities around the province to showcase local talent. As a provincial organization, it is vital that we pro-activly engage these areas. Featured writers share their work and answer questions.
Regional Spotlight’s priority is reaching out to a wide array of communities around the province to showcase local talent. As a provincial organization, it is vital that we pro-activly engage these areas. Featured writers share their work and answer questions. The plus version of the program invites community partner organizations to help run the event.
The Federation hosts literary contests that celebrate outstanding submissions in the genres of Short Fiction, Flash Fiction, Poetry, and Creative Non-Fiction.