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
Magazines West, two days of seminars, panel discussions and networking
opportunities for established and emerging magazine industry professionals,
will take place on June 19 & 20 at the River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond.
The event, capped with a Gala Dinner & Awards ceremony, is organized and
hosted by the BC Association of Magazine Publishers (BCAMP) and the
Western Magazine Awards Foundation. Please see attached brochure for
event details and registration.
Memoir Munchies: Memory in Bits & Nibbles
Instructor: Betsy Warland of The Writers Studio (SFU)
Saturday, June 28, 1 to 5 pm. Register by June 20.
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 register, email firstname.lastname@example.org by June 20. Class size
limited to 12 participants. Cost is $75 and includes light refreshments and written
feedback on writing sample.