April 2023 CVWS Events

April 11, Tuesday at 7 pm – Meet the Author Night at 40 Knots Winery, 2400 Anderton in Comox featuring CVWS member Kim Letson. Come to listen, discuss, and have a glass of wine or cup of coffee with fellow writers.

April 20, Thursday at 7 pm – General Meeting at Bayside Café, #5 – 2760 Cliffe Ave. Guest speaker is Vici Johnstone from Caitlin Press. Vici will speak about “The changing landscape in publishing. Where do we go from here?” Bring your curiosity and your questions. The evening will wrap up with an Open Mic. Bring your poetry or prose and sign up at the door to read for about five minutes.

April 27, Thursday at 7 pm – Reading Night. By Zoom. April is named after the Greek goddess of love, Aphrodite. The Romans called this month Aprilis, which may derive from the verb aperire meaning “to open”, referring to flowers and fruits opening. Members are invited to share prose and/or poetry for up to 10 minutes on the April theme of Love and Renewal – with Mother Nature or yourself – or any topic related to the special days in April. (See below for the list of Special Days in April.) Other themes/topics are welcome. Members who just want to listen are also welcome!

April 28, Friday at 10:30 am – Prose & Poetry at the Library in Courtenay. Everyone welcome!

Special Days in April

April 1 – April Fool’s Day, International Fun at Work Day, National Greeting Card Day
April 2International Children’s Book Day, Int. Fact-Checking Day, World Autism Awareness
April 3 – National Find a Rainbow Day, National Inspiring Joy Day, World Party Day
April 4 – International Hug a Newsperson Day, National School Librarian Day
April 5
– National Self-Care Day, Read a Road May Day, National Deep Dish Pizza Day
April 6 – National Acai Bowl, Burrito, Carbonara, Pajama, and Student Athlete Day
April 7 – Good Friday, National Coffee Cake and No Housework Day, World Health Day
April 8 – National All is Ours, Empanada, and Zoo Lovers Day
April 9 – Easter Sunday, National Name Yourself and Unicorn Day
April 10National Encourage a Young Writer Day, Farm Animals, and Hug Your Dog Day
April 11 – National Cheese Fondue, Pet, Clean Up Your Pantry, and Submarine Day
April 12 – Walk on Your Wild Side Day, National Licorice and Only Child Day
April 13 – Celebrate Teen Literature Day, National Peach Cobbler and Scrabble Day
April 14 – Day of Silence, National Donate a Book, Look Up to the Sky, and Gardening Day
April 15 – Husband Appreciation and Record Store Day, World Art Day
April 16 – Emancipation and Good Deeds Day, National Eggs Benedict and Librarian Day
April 17International Haiku Poetry Day, National Cheese Ball and Kueickball Day
April 18 – National Animal Crackers, Exercise, and Newspaper Columnist’s Day
April 19
– Humorous and Wear Pajamas to Work, Banana and Garlic Day
April 20 – National Cheddar Fries, High Five, Look-Alike, and Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Day
April 21Big Words Day, National Kindergarten, Tea, and Thank You for Libraries Day
April 22
– April Showers and Earth Day, National Jelly Bean, and Girl Scout Appreciation Day
April 23World Book Day, National Email, Lover’s, Picnic, and Take a Chance Day
April 24 – National Pigs in a Blanket Day
April 25 – National DNA, Telephone, School Bus Driver’s and Zucchini Bread Day
April 26 – World Stationary, Stop Food Waste, Alien, Audubon, Denim, and Get Organized Day
April 27National Tell a Story, Prime Rib, Morse Code, and Take Our Kid To Work Day
April 28Great Poetry Reading, Women’s Wellness, Superhero, Arbor, and Blueberry Pie Day
April 29Independent Bookstores, Astronomy, Veterinary, and World Wish Day
April 30 – Healthy Kids, Honesty, Jazz, Raison, and Tie Dye Day