February 10th – Terrance James

Education Assistants: Testimonies and Tributes
Terrance N. James, PhD

Book launch on Saturday, February 10th, 2024 from 1:30 – 3:30 pm at the Courtenay Museum, 207  4th Street.

This book will be of interest to educators and families with a child requiring the support of an education assistant in the classroom. It contains 50 testimonies from EAs and 50 tributes from families, teachers and administrators.

General Meeting – Dec. 14, 2023

December 14 – Thursday at 7 p.m. – Bayside Bistro, #5 – 2760 Cliffe Ave., Courtenay

Come join us for our Christmas Social! Get into the Christmas spirit and mingle merrily with your fellow writers.

You also do not want to miss the entertainment segment either! Our CVWS members have been working on their articles for the writing challenge – to write a contemporary Christmas or Hannukah (or the celebration of your choice) short story in verse, fiction or nonfiction.

With a gambit of making the tone of their articles either funny, heart-wrenching, inspiring…or whatever feels right, the Open Mic entertainment segment of the meeting promises to be…well, entertaining and worth attending.

General Meeting – Nov. 16, 2023

November 16 – Thursday at 7 p.m. – Bayside Bistro, #5 – 2760 Cliffe Ave., Courtenay

This month’s guest speaker is Margo McLoughlin, Storyteller. She believes “the world is made up of stories.” Margo tells original tales of the BC coast, Buddhist traditions, and the world. As writers, we too are storytellers. Come and bring your curiosity and questions for Margo.

Reminder: Membership fees for the 2023 / 2024 year are due now. Cost is $25.00* and Membership forms will be available at the meeting, or you can pay online through the CVWS website. (*Note: If paying online using PayPal and your credit card, $1.25 is added to cover PayPal fees. There is no extra charge if you utilize the e-transfer option online.)

As always, our thanks to Ben and Gerri, owners of the Bayside.

Oct. 2023 Reading Night – Thursday 26th

Reading Night on Thursday evening, October 26th from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Courtenay Regional Library on 6th Street.

Our theme for October is either Halloween or Thanksgiving – your option.

Show up, tune in, share a poem or short story. As an added bonus included in the price of admission (zero $) is what happens when you mess with fairies.

Additionally, you can hear about the Ugly Witch (spoiler alert – what’s inside you can often be the better part of who you really are), and don’t witches deserve friends after all? Hope to see you at the library.

General Meeting – Oct. 19, 2023

October 19 – Thursday at 7 p.m. – Bayside Café, #5 – 2760 Cliffe Ave., Courtenay

Our guest speaker for the evening is Sean Russell. our resident Comox Valley internationally-known author, published by Random House and Astra Publishing. 

Come on out with your questions and find out more about this down to earth writer who decided at 10 years of age that he was going to be an author. Find out the works that have been a major influence on his desire to write sci fi/fantasy. Learn how his passion for yachting and sailing translated into a series of historical fiction novels. Discover how Sean produced 16 novels over 32 years, quite an accomplishment, averaging a novel every two years.

Don’t forget! Membership fees for the 2023 / 2024 year are due now. Cost is $25.00 and Membership forms will be available at the meeting, or you can pay online through the CVWS website. The option of paying by e-transfer has now been added on the membership form or you can pay by credit card through PayPal, if you prefer. (If using PayPal, a $1.25 fee is added to the $25.00 membership fee.)

As always, our thanks to Ben and Gerri, owners of the Bayside Café.