Check out the wonderful workshop line-up for the 2023 North Island Writers Conference on January 20 – 22. Full program details with descriptions of each workshop and their presenter can be found here: 2023 North Island Writers Conference.
Don’t delay too long. Registrations are coming in and you will not want to miss out.
And don’t forget to join us for the Opening Night event at 7 p.m. on January 20 in the Stan Hagen Theatre, Komoux Hall at the NIC campus. This one is free and open to the public! See you there!
Thank you to everyone who made our inaugural North Island Writers Conference such a wonderful success!
Our keynote speaker event with Bev Sellars on the Friday evening was very well attended. Standing room only but no one seemed to mind too much as Bev’s talk was so captivating.
Saturday’s full day of workshop and panel sessions got off to a slightly delayed start due to an unexpected amount of snow overnight. But once everyone managed to get to the college, the speed picked up, including some last minute registrations. Always a nice surprise.
It was heart-warming to see such a gathering of authors and budding writers in one location, sharing ideas and advice. Hopefully, contacts were established and steady friendships formed during this event.
Feedback from authors, attendees, and volunteers was overall on the positive side. The few hiccups incurred were merely noted with some very good recommendations on how we could improve on the next Writers Conference. And it would seem there is much demand for a second one next year.
Stay tuned. As soon as the wind has re-filled our sails, we will be looking at options, discussing possibilities, and selecting dates.
In the meantime, happy writing!
Terry, Kay, Joline, Leslie, Nick, and Maya
North Island Writers Conference Committee
Shaw TV in the Comox Valley has created a lovely video about the upcoming North Island Writers Conference. Click on the link here to view the video clip.
And don’t forget to register for one or more of the workshops being offered on January 27th, 2018. Spaces are filling up! Click on the link here to register online.
The program poster for the North Island Writers Conference later this month has been released. Please distribute and please register early!
Special note: Three workshops in Session 3 are marked with an asterisk (*). These three are scheduled three hours long and will run from 1:30 – 4:30 pm.
Poster as PDF (2.2MB)
The Poster for the Friday evening session with Bev Sellars is here.
Here is the poster announcing the North Island Writers Conference session with Bev Sellars on Friday evening, January 26, 2018. Stay tuned for the upcoming poster listing all the workshops scheduled for Saturday, January 27.
poster (pdf 857k)
(to download, right click and select “Save As”)
The North Island Writers Conference is coming soon – January 26 & 27, 2018 at North Island College. Details are developing. See Conference for the latest.