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…”

Year-End Party – Sunday, June 23, 2019

Location: Kin Beach Picnic Area
Time: 7 – 9 p.m.
Bring: Partner/spouse
Finger food
Outdoor chair
Sweater or light jacket

Writing challenge: Write a one (1) page story (prose or poetry) that starts with…

“This time it is bound to work…”

Directions to Kin Beach: At the top of Ryan Rd (the Base), turn left onto Little River Rd, right onto Kilmorley Rd (Griffin Pub) then turn left onto Astra Rd. Kin Beach Park is on the right. Park in the gravel lot. The picnic shelter is to the left.

 

Next CVWS meeting – June 20, 2019

The next monthly meeting of the Comox Valley Writers Society is on Thursday, June 20, 2019 in the library at Mark R. Isfeld Secondary School, 1551 Lerwick Rd, Courtenay.

Guests will be Phyllis Long and Vera Jansen, the last two remaining original Writers Group members from 1964, the year our club was formed. Terry James will conduct an interview with these ladies at the meeting and a Question & Answer session will follow.

It is also our Annual General Meeting! The executive will give their year end reports and the Election of Officers for the 2019 – 2020 year will be held. If you wish to submit a nomination or volunteer to run for Office, please contact the Nominating Committee at lkkennedy@hotmail.com.

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

Please wear a name tag!

 

Small Writing Groups (SWiGS) – June News

The Poetry Group: An afternoon poetry event is planned for 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 6th at Kin Beach Park. Contact Terry James at tn-james@shaw.ca if you wish to attend.

Memoir / Autobiographical Group: The inaugural meeting for this group will be held in the morning on Wednesday, June 12th at the Courtenay Regional Library. Contact Kim at mamabears@shaw.ca if you are interested.

The Island Time Mystery Group: Next meeting is on Monday, June 24th from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the Courtenay Regional Library. There is room for one or two more people. Contact Isobel at island.mystery@shaw.ca if you are interested.

The Any-Kind-of-Writing Group: Next meeting is on Tuesday, June 25th at Berwick in Comox from 7 – 9 p.m. For information contact Janet Miller at 1234jvm@gmail.com.

Marlet’s Fiction Group and The Eclectic Group are long-standing and currently full.

 

Next Poetry & Prose – May 31, 2019

The next Poetry and Prose Open Mic session will be held on Friday, May 31, 2019 from 12 – 2 p.m. at the Courtenay Regional Library in the Events Room.

Come to read or to listen. Everyone is welcome.

Hosted by the Comox Valley Writers Society.

Next CVWS meeting – May 16, 2019

The next monthly meeting of the Comox Valley Writers Society is on Thursday, May 16, 2019 in the library at Mark R. Isfeld Secondary School, 1551 Lerwick Rd, Courtenay.

Mel Dagg

Guest Speaker will be Mel Dagg, author of the novel Passage on the Cardena and short story collections – Four Wheel Drive, Women on the Bridge and Same Truck, Different Driver.

Mel will present “The Accidental Writer” and address:

  1. Why do we write?
  2. Do writers have to rely on their own experience for material?
  3. Thoughts on First Person Voice

Everyone is welcome. Meeting begins at 7 p.m.
Please wear a name tag so we can get to know each other’s names!

In Honour of National Poetry Month – Apr 25, 2019

Courtenay Library Presents: Five Authors – Five New Books

Thursday, April 25, 2019
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Place: Courtenay Regional Library

In honor of National Poetry Month join these authors as they share from their new collections:

  • Near Miss by Laura Matwichuk
  • Outside, America by Sarah de Leeuw
  • Fresh Pack of Smokes by Cass Blanchard
  • Hymnswitch by Ali Blythe
  • Mooncalves by Victoria Hetherington