Book signing – Leslie Cox – Nov. 17, 2019

Leslie Cox will be signing her first, self-published book, Duchess of Dirt: The Record Years, on Sunday, November 17.

Place: Laughing Oyster Bookshop, 286 5th Street
Time: 1 – 3 p.m.

It is Customer Appreciation Day and First Sunday Opening at Laughing Oyster Bookshop. Come join the fun!

Next CVWS meeting – Nov. 21, 2019

The next monthly meeting of the Comox Valley Writers Society is on Thursday, November 21, 2019 in the library at Mark R. Isfeld Secondary School, 1551 Lerwick Rd, Courtenay. New members and guests are welcome.

Guest speaker this month is Dr. Mary Lindsay (Mei-Li-Lee). Dr. Lindsay, a former teacher and educational psychologist in S.D. #71.

She will also be reading from her historical novel Potlatch Blanket for a China Man on Wednesday, November 20 at 6:30 at the Courtenay Library. Unlike other accounts set in British Columbia, this novel privileges non-European perspectives and celebrates the complex alliances among Chinese, First Nations, Blacks, Hawaiians, Mexicans and women. Voice is given to marginalized communities that are not represented in history books. Everyone is welcome to either event.

At our October meeting we heard readings from our Crime/Mystery small writing group. Members read excerpts from their current writing projects. This group is very popular and may need to expand into a second group.

New members and guests are welcome. Meeting begins at 7 p.m.

Please wear a name tag! We want to get to know everyone!

Last call to renew your CVWS membership! Anyone who has not renewed by November 30th will not receive the CVWS newsletter or notifications of CVWS events. You can pay online at https://cvwriterssociety.ca/membership  or at the November meeting.

 

Special Event – Nov. 7, 2019

The CVWS presents an evening reading and open mic event:

“Writers Who Read Evening” 

When: Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019
Where: Bayside Café at 5-2760 Cliffe Ave, Courtenay
Time: 6:30 pm – 9 pm. Sign up for open mic starts at 6:30 pm. Readings start at 7 pm. Come early to purchase your coffee, tea and treat and settle in.

Who: Featured Readers will be Christine Dickinson and Janet Miller.

Followed by open mic readers. (Maximum 5 minutes per reader, including preamble. Practice at home, read out loud, time yourself, don’t get dinged off the stage!)

Max of 10 – 12 open mic readers so come early to sign up

Audience: CVWS members. Guests are welcome. (Only CVWS members will be reading.)

The CVWS Board of Directors extend a huge thank you to Bayside Café owner, David Keelan, who has agreed to open the café in the evening, especially for our group.

Next CVWS meeting – Oct 17, 2019

Next monthly meeting of the Comox Valley Writers Society is on Thursday, October 17, 2019 in the library at Mark R. Isfeld Secondary School, 1551 Lerwick Rd, Courtenay.

Guest presentation this month is from our small genre group: Island Time Crime Writers. They will entertain us with readings from their work.

New members and guests are welcome. Meeting begins at 7 p.m.

Please wear a name tag! We want to get to know everyone!

It is also Membership Renewal time! You can pay at the October meeting or online at https://cvwriterssociety.ca/membership. Please mark whether you are renewing or are a new member.

Next CVWS meeting – Sept 19, 2019

The next monthly meeting of the Comox Valley Writers Society is on Thursday, September 19, 2019 in the library at Mark R. Isfeld Secondary School, 1551 Lerwick Rd, Courtenay.

New members and guests are welcome. Meeting begins at 7 p.m.

Please wear a name tag! We want to get to know everyone!

September is also Membership time! You can pay at the September meeting or online at https://cvwriterssociety.ca/membership.

Click on Membership form link and either print it out to bring to the September meeting or you can fill it out to pay through PayPal. Remember to click on the Submit button to go to PayPal and complete your registration. (Please mark whether you are renewing or are a new member on the form.)

Member Book Launch – Betty Annand – Sept. 15, 2019

Betty AnnandBetty Annand is launching the third book in her trilogy: The Lady from New York.
Previous titles are: The Girl from Old Nichol and The Woman from Dover.

All CVWS members and the public are invited!

Date: Sunday; September 15, 2019
Time: 1:30 – 4 p.m.
Place: Florence Filberg Centre
411 Anderton Ave, Courtenay

Webmaster note: There is no mention if the event is being held upstairs in the Conference Centre or downstairs in the Evergreen Seniors Lounge. Hopefully, signs will be placed outside.

End-of-Year Party is on!!

The End-of-Year Party will take place as planned, tomorrow, Sunday, June 23, 2019. There has been great confidence expressed that the weather will be just fine for our gathering.

It improved from 40% possibility of rain to 20%. It improved from ‘Cloudy with Showers’ to ‘Chance of Showers’.

Kin Beach Picnic Area, 7-9 pm
Bring: Spouse/partner/friend
Pot Luck finger food
Outdoor chair.
Any musicians in the crowd?

Writing Challenge: To be shared at the party: write a one-page piece, prose or poetry that includes –

“This time it is bound to work…”