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!

 

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!

Next Poetry & Prose – April 26, 2019

The next Poetry and Prose Open Mic session will be held on Friday, April 26, 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 – April 18, 2019

The next monthly meeting of the Comox Valley Writers Society is on Thursday, April 18, 2019 in the library at Mark R. Isfeld Secondary School, 1551 Lerwick Rd, Courtenay.

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

Please wear a name tag so we can get to know each other’s names!

Special Event – April 18, 2019

What: Topic of Memoirs at Courtenay Treasure Story Hour
Date: Thursday; April 18, 2019
Time: 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Where: Courtenay Regional Library; 600  6th St.

CVWS members Joline Martin, Jane Wilde and Carolyn Walton will be speaking on the topic of memoirs at the Courtenay Treasure Story Hour. Everyone is welcome.

Update – CVWS meeting – March 21, 2019

Guest speaker: Catherine Hedrich
Catherine is Editor-in-Chief for Tide Change, the Comox Valley’s Centre for Community
Action. Catherine is relatively new to the Comox Valley and comes from a community newspaper background. She will present a current Tide Change project that will be of interest to writers of all genres.

Join us on Thursday, March 21, 2019 in the library at Mark R. Isfeld Secondary School, 1551 Lerwick Rd, Courtenay.

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

And please wear a name tag so we can get to know each other’s names!

Next CVWS meeting – March 21, 2019

The next monthly meeting of the Comox Valley Writers Society is on Thursday, March 21, 2019 in the library at Mark R. Isfeld Secondary School, 1551 Lerwick Rd, Courtenay.

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

Please wear a name tag so we can get to know each other’s names!

Next CVWS mtg – Jan 17, 2019

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

Guest Speaker: Jean Sarrazin, NIC Elder College instructor. Jean will give a presentation on Audio books vs Podcasting: Which is the better medium for practicality and posterity?

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

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Have you registered for a workshop or two at our 2019 North Island Writers Conference yet? No? Well hurry up!! The workshops are filling up and you do not want to miss out.

Check out the Program and Presenters at https://cvwriterssociety.ca/conference then click on the registration page to fill out the form. Don’t forget to hit the “submit” at the bottom of the page which will take you to the payment page. You can pay either by credit card or through PayPal, if you have an account.

All the fun and festivities start on Friday evening, Jan. 25 at 6:30 in the Stan Hagen Theatre. Terry Jordan, our guest speaker from December (and the Haig-Brown writer-in-residence) will be presenting and giving a reading. Also, the winner of the NIC 3-hour writing contest held on Nov. 18, Alyssa Le Fort, will be reading her winning entry.

Everyone is welcome! Admission is free and refreshments will be served afterwards.
See you there!

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WORDS ON THE WATER, Campbell River Writers Festival, March 15 & 16, 2019. CVWS Members – If you wish to submit your name for a chance to win a free weekend pass, please email 1234jvm@gmail.com with the words ‘WORDS ON THE WATER’ on the subject line, or inform Janet at the January 17th General meeting.

Next CVWS meeting – Dec. 20, 2018

The next monthly meeting of the Comox Valley Writers Society is on Thursday, December 20, 2018 in the library at Mark R. Isfeld Secondary School.

Guest Speaker: Terry Jordan, Haig-Brown Writer-in-Residence will be our guest speaker. Terry is an award winning fiction writer, musician, essayist and dramatist. His book of stories It’s a Hard Cow won a Saskatchewan Book Award and his novel, Beneath That Starry Place was published internationally and was nominated for multiple awards. Terry taught Creative Writing at Concordia University and has facilitated the Fiction Workshop at Sage Hill Writing Experience. He has served as W-I-R at the public libraries of Saskatoon, Winnipeg and Regina, and at Okanagan College. He currently resides in Saskatoon. His most recent book is Been in the Storm Too Long.

 Terry Jordan is accepting manuscripts for consultation. Max 10-12 pages for initial submission in Fiction, Memoir, Creative Non-Fiction, Song Lyrics and Scripts (both playwriting and screenplays). Please send to: haigbrownwriter@gmail.com

Our CVWS members are encouraged to take part in this opportunity to have their work professionally critiqued.

To check out Terry’s further plans for playwrights, a song-writing workshop and more, please contact him directly or visit http://www.crmuseum.ca/    

December Writing Challenge: Write a one-page story about “The Truth Within the Lie”, or any story about a lie, holiday themed if the writer feels joyfully and triumphantly compelled to do so. Five-minute max, please, so we can hear as many readers as possible.

December 20th is also our Christmas gathering! Everyone brings a savoury or sweet to share. There is also a book exchange this meeting. If you care to downsize your bulging bookcase, or bookcases, bring one or two (unwrapped) for your fellow writers and readers.

This is our Christmas Gathering! Everyone brings a savoury or sweet to share.

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

Memberships are due. The membership year runs from September 1 to August 31. You can pay by cheque or cash at the December meeting. Or you can pay via PayPal on our website. Go to https://cvwriterssociety.ca/membership/?target=join-now.