Year-end party – Saturday, June 23, 2018

Time: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Location:  Garden of Leslie and John Cox
7896 Fairview Rd, Black Creek (directions follow)
Bring:  partner/spouse
finger food
chair (if you have a convenient outdoor chair)
sweater or light jacket
bug repellent if you use it (mosquitoes in the garden with all the moisture)
Writing challenge:  The topic is “Rain.”  One page limit.  Prose or poetry.
Weather: 14 day forecast is for a sunny day

Directions to Cox Garden:
Black Creek is north of Merville and south of Oyster River.

Take Highway 19A north from Courtenay. Shortly after entering Black Creek Unincorporated (just past Howard Rd) you will pass Topshelf Feed on right (big sign). Continue north…slight curve in highway to the right and gentle downhill slope and you will come to a large sign for Black Creek Community Hall on right. Slow down. Fairview Rd is the next street on right past the Community Hall.

If you pass the Black Creek Community Church on the right (big sign), you have missed our street. Turn into their driveway quick! Their back parking lot opens onto Fairview Rd in behind the church. We are the second house behind the church.

But if you made the turn onto Fairview, we are the second-to-last house (7896) at the end of the street…almost directly behind the church. Look for a wire fence with rugosa roses poking through along road front, green garage doors, a woodshed, a large front porch…and lots of plants.

If you are really lost, here is my phone number: 250-337-8051.

Note: There is lots of room for parking in the church parking lot, almost directly across the street from our house.

 

 

Next CVWS Meeting – June 21, 2018

The next monthly meeting of the Comox Valley Writers Society is on Thursday, June 21, 2018 in the library at Valley View Elementary School.

This is our Annual General Meeting with Election of Officers for the upcoming year. Following the election, there will be readings from the members.

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

Upcoming Event – May 25, 2018

Prose and Poetry Open Mic – hosted by the Comox Valley Writers Society

Date: Friday, May 25, 2018
Time: 12 – 2 p.m.
Place: Event Room at Courtenay Regional Library – 300  6th Street
Cost: Free

Come to listen or read. Everyone is welcome.

We will be taking a summer break in July and August. Please join us when our sessions start up again on Friday, September 28, 2018.

Next CVWS meeting – May 17, 2018

The next monthly meeting of the Comox Valley Writers Society is on Thursday, May 17, 2018 in the library at Valley View Elementary School.

Our panel this month will consist of some of our newer members who will tell us about themselves and their writing.

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

Upcoming event – May 6, 2018

Open House and Garden Gala – McLoughlin Gardens Society

Date: Sunday, May 6, 2018
Time: 1 – 4 p.m.
Place: Brian & Sarah McLoughlin Regional Park
814 Tasman Rd (off Williams Beach Rd)
Merville, BC

Highlights of the afternoon:

  • 2 p.m. – Six writers will read from their work: Bernice Friesen, Cornelia Hooglan, Harold Macy, Judy LeBlanc, Marlet Ashley, and Natalie Nickerson
  • Music performed by Patrick Desjardins (shakuhachi), Margo McLoughlin (hang drum), & Kel Kelly (guitar & vocals)

Refreshments provided by the Comox Valley Writers Society

Everyone welcome.

www.mcloughlingardens.org

 

Upcoming workshop – April 21, 2018

Junie Sawdron – “Write Yourself Home” workshop

Date: April 21, 2018
Time: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Place: upstairs at Bayside Cafe – #5 – 2760 Cliffe Ave, Courtenay
Cost: $125.00 / person
For more info & registration: www.junieswadron.com/write-yourself-home

Junie was a presenter at our North Island Writers Conference held in January, 2018. Some people attending her session have invited her back to do an all-day workshop.

Next CVWS meeting – April 19, 2018

The next monthly meeting of the Comox Valley Writers Society is on Thursday, April 19, 2018 in the library at Valley View Elementary School.

Guest speaker is Mary Murphy, a well-known local singer and author. Her presentation topic is titled “Character Development”. For more information about Mary Murphy, please visit her website: www.marymurphy.ca.

Everyone is welcome to attend. Meeting begins at 7:00 pm.