Next CVWS meeting – Mar. 15, 2018

Next meeting of the Comox Valley Writers Society is on Thursday, March 15, 2018 in the library at Valley View Elementary School.

Guest speaker is Marie Maccagno, author of The Chocolate Pilgrim and co-founder of Adventures in Writing workshops and retreats. Marie will speak on the topic of the Manuscript Review Process and introducing how to give feedback which encourages and energizes a writer.

Everyone is welcome to attend. Meeting starts at 7 p.m.

 

Next CVWS meeting – Feb. 15, 2018

Next meeting of the Comox Valley Writers Society is on Thursday, February 15 in the library at Valley View Elementary School.

Guest speaker is Susan Ketchen, author of the young adult Born That Way series. Her topic is titled: “Genograms for Writers – Using Family Therapy to Manage and Develop Your Characters”. Check out Susan’s website: www.susanketchen.ca

Everyone is welcome to attend. Meeting starts at 7pm.

A Successful Writers Conference!

Thank you to everyone who made our inaugural North Island Writers Conference such a wonderful success!

Our keynote speaker event with Bev Sellars on the Friday evening was very well attended. Standing room only but no one seemed to mind too much as Bev’s talk was so captivating.

Saturday’s full day of workshop and panel sessions got off to a slightly delayed start due to an unexpected amount of snow overnight. But once everyone managed to get to the college, the speed picked up, including some last minute registrations. Always a nice surprise.

It was heart-warming to see such a gathering of authors and budding writers in one location, sharing ideas and advice. Hopefully, contacts were established and steady friendships formed during this event.

Feedback from authors, attendees, and volunteers was overall on the positive side. The few hiccups incurred were merely noted with some very good recommendations on how we could improve on the next Writers Conference. And it would seem there is much demand for a second one next year.

Stay tuned. As soon as the wind has re-filled our sails, we will be looking at options, discussing possibilities, and selecting dates.

In the meantime, happy writing!

Terry, Kay, Joline, Leslie, Nick, and Maya
North Island Writers Conference Committee