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Federation Vox

The Federation of BC Writers Electronic Bulletin
June 4, 2008

In this issue of our e-bulletin

Launched in WordWorks
Literary Writes
Federation Memoir Workshop
Trade Magazine Writers Symposium

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Launched in WordWorks
Members with new books published this spring/summer can email book covers,
catalogue copy and author bios for inclusion in the “Launched” section of
our member magazine, WordWorks. We have only five available spots left
in the Summer 2008 issue and the deadline to send in material (book covers,
catalogue copy, etc.) is June 12. For tech specs and to reserve a spot, contact
the office at bcwriters@shaw.ca or 604-683-2057.


Federation of BC Writers Presents
20th Annual Literary Writes Competition
Judge: Pauline Holdstock

This Year’s Category: Short Fiction, any genre
(literary, mystery, romance, speculative or science fiction)
Deadline: July 1, 2008
First Prize: $500 and publication in WordWorks
Second Prize: $300
Third Prize: $150
Submission guidelines: http://www.bcwriters.com/literary.php
Federation of BC Writers Workshop
Memoir Munchies: Memory in Bits & Nibbles
Instructor: Betsy Warland of The Writers Studio (SFU)
Saturday, June 28, 1 to 5 pm.
Alliance for Arts & Culture Boardroom, Suite 100 – 938 Howe Street

Like munchies, memory comes to us in bits & nibbles. For those interested in writing
memoir or who are in the midst of writing a memoir, the narrative material itself can
seem insatiable! In this workshop we will look at ways your lived experience can best
inform you about how to access story-building; how to identify your memoir’s specific
writing process, and how to discover a form that recreates your lived experience to
satiate your readers. Applicable devices of fiction and contemporary trends in memoir
will also be discussed. Participants may submit up to five pages of a work-in-progress
to the instructor, Betsy Warland, prior to the workshop for written feedback. This will
assist her in customizing the workshop and providing specific advice tailored to the needs
of the participants. To regiser, email bcwriters@shaw.ca by June 20. Class size limited
to 12 participants. Cost is $75 and includes light refreshments and written feedback on
writing sample.


Trade Magazine Writers Symposium (see attachment)
The Federation is pleased to partner with the BC Association of Magazine Publishers
on a professional development event taking place in Vancouver at SFU Harbour Centre
on July 28. The Trade Magazine Writers Symposium will bring together trade magazine
publishers, editors and writers for an informative afternoon of panel discussions and
sessions. Federation members can attend the event at no charge. Please register in
advance. Call 604-688-1175 or email projects@bcamp.bc.ca

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Federation Vox is compiled by Fernanda Viveiros, Executive Director of the Federation
of British Columbia Writers. Established in 1976, the Federation of British Columbia Writers
is BC’s largest writers organization, serving over 650 organizational and individual members
throughout the province. For information on the Federation, please visit our website at
http://www.bcwriters.com/

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