General Meeting – Dec. 14, 2023

December 14 – Thursday at 7 p.m. – Bayside Bistro, #5 – 2760 Cliffe Ave., Courtenay

Come join us for our Christmas Social! Get into the Christmas spirit and mingle merrily with your fellow writers.

You also do not want to miss the entertainment segment either! Our CVWS members have been working on their articles for the writing challenge – to write a contemporary Christmas or Hannukah (or the celebration of your choice) short story in verse, fiction or nonfiction.

With a gambit of making the tone of their articles either funny, heart-wrenching, inspiring…or whatever feels right, the Open Mic entertainment segment of the meeting promises to be…well, entertaining and worth attending.

General Meeting – Nov. 16, 2023

November 16 – Thursday at 7 p.m. – Bayside Bistro, #5 – 2760 Cliffe Ave., Courtenay

This month’s guest speaker is Margo McLoughlin, Storyteller. She believes “the world is made up of stories.” Margo tells original tales of the BC coast, Buddhist traditions, and the world. As writers, we too are storytellers. Come and bring your curiosity and questions for Margo.

Reminder: Membership fees for the 2023 / 2024 year are due now. Cost is $25.00* and Membership forms will be available at the meeting, or you can pay online through the CVWS website. (*Note: If paying online using PayPal and your credit card, $1.25 is added to cover PayPal fees. There is no extra charge if you utilize the e-transfer option online.)

As always, our thanks to Ben and Gerri, owners of the Bayside.

General Meeting – Oct. 19, 2023

October 19 – Thursday at 7 p.m. – Bayside Café, #5 – 2760 Cliffe Ave., Courtenay

Our guest speaker for the evening is Sean Russell. our resident Comox Valley internationally-known author, published by Random House and Astra Publishing. 

Come on out with your questions and find out more about this down to earth writer who decided at 10 years of age that he was going to be an author. Find out the works that have been a major influence on his desire to write sci fi/fantasy. Learn how his passion for yachting and sailing translated into a series of historical fiction novels. Discover how Sean produced 16 novels over 32 years, quite an accomplishment, averaging a novel every two years.

Don’t forget! Membership fees for the 2023 / 2024 year are due now. Cost is $25.00 and Membership forms will be available at the meeting, or you can pay online through the CVWS website. The option of paying by e-transfer has now been added on the membership form or you can pay by credit card through PayPal, if you prefer. (If using PayPal, a $1.25 fee is added to the $25.00 membership fee.)

As always, our thanks to Ben and Gerri, owners of the Bayside Café.

General Meeting – Sept. 21, 2023

September 21 – Thursday at 7 p.m. – Bayside Café, #5 – 2760 Cliffe Ave., Courtenay

We are excited to announce that our guest speaker for the evening is Vici Johnstone from Caitlin Press. Vici will speak about “The changing landscape in publishing. Where do we go from here?” Bring your curiosity and your questions. Writer friends who are non-members are welcome to join us for this event.

Membership fees for the 2023 / 2024 year are due now. Cost is $25.00 and Membership forms will be available at the meeting, or you can pay online through the CVWS website.

As always, our thanks to Ben and Gerri, owners of the Bayside.