Event reminder & new contest for consideration

Book launch by the Glacier Writers on September 25, 2021 at 2 p.m. More details at: https://cvwriterssociety.ca/september-2021-the-glacier-writers/. Come and support your fellow writers!

Also, we just received a message through the CVWS website about a contest for Indie writers. You can find the full details about this contest at: https://cvwriterssociety.ca/next-generation-indie-book-awards/.

2022 North Island Writers Conference

Planning is underway for the 2022 North Island Writers Conference!

Right now, all we can tell you is it will be held in January, as it has been for the last four years. It will be a mix of in-person workshops on the weekends and week-long writing retreats which will run from Monday to Friday via Zoom.

Stay tuned for more details to be revealed soon.

Or better yet! Subscribe to the CVWS News here: https://cvwriterssociety.ca/ and you will instantly receive updates as they are posted on the CVWS website.

Next meeting – September 16, 2021

This meeting is an in-person “Welcome Back Social” under the shelter at Kin Beach from 4 – 8 p.m.

Members are to bring a chair, a blanket (if weather is cool), a picnic for yourself and something you have written. Five-minute readings will run from 4:30 – 6.

Due to the current COVID situation, the Board respectfully asks everyone to wear a mask for this event. Thank you.

Website News – September 2021

Now summer is winding down and cooler temperatures are returning, our writing schedule is ramping up.

Please share your news…submissions, contests, publications, and funny rejection letter with the rest of us. Remember: we are in the “game” together and it can be a lonely game. Sharing experiences can be uplifting to your fellow writers. It can be the inspirational lightning bolt we sometimes need when the ideas are not coming, the words are not flowing or another rejection letter has landed in our mailbox. Besides, do we not all love an excuse to celebrate something…especially in these COVID times?

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Membership News – September 1, 2021

September 1! CVWS membership renewals are now due for 2021 / 2022.

You must pay up by October 31 in order to keep receiving all notices and the CVWS newsletter. (You can pay after October 31 too but until the date you renew your membership, you will not receive anything from the CVWS.)

There are two ways of paying your membership dues: online or by mail with a cheque.

If you are paying online, you must fill out the online membership form, accessible at: https://cvwriterssociety.ca/membership/?target=join-now, and pay by credit card or through your PayPal account, if you have one. (To cover the PayPal fee the CVWS is charged by PayPal, we have added $1.25 to the $25.00 membership fee.) The instructions are on the website for you to follow.

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AGM on Thursday, May 20, 2021

Notice to all CVWS Members!

Annual General Meeting is tonight…May 20, 2021 at 7 p.m.

Election of new Officers for 2021 / 2022 and Annual Reports from your current Board Members.

This is a very worthwhile organization. Please consider volunteering some of your time towards the continued growth and value of the Comox Valley Writers Society.

Creative Residencies for Comox Valley Writers and Visual Artists

The McLoughlin Gardens is pleased to welcome local writers and visual artists to reside and work at the Gardens for one- and two-week residencies this summer and fall. We offer successful applicants space and privacy to pursue their art and nurture their artistic vision and voice.

Applications will be juried by a committee. Residencies are subsidized and the cost to the artist will be $500 per week. The seaside cottage is comfortable, fully furnished and equipped with WIFI service. Please note: vehicle access is limited, and there are no laundry facilities.

To apply for the residency, please go to https://www.mcloughlingardens.org/literary-arts and submit an application by May 20, 2021.

Upcoming Event for Members!

Your North Island Writers Conference committee is excited to launch the second mid-conference session titled: “Marketing Your Book in a Time of COVID and Beyond”. It will be held on Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 7 p.m. via Zoom.

For full details about this exciting event, please click here. You will also have to fill out the registration form in order to receive your Zoom invitation.

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