Are you a new, emerging, or established writer?  Looking for stimulation, information, making contacts with fellow writers?

Check out the North Island Writers Conference Jan. 25 & 26, 2019 www.cvwriterssociety.ca for details!

  • Co-sponsor: North Island College
  • Sponsors: Peninsula Co-op Comox Valley, Island Blue Print Co Ltd
  • Location: North Island College – Comox Valley campus
  • Friday night speaker & reception - Featured Speakers: Terry Jordan, 2018 – 2019 Haig-Brown writer-in-residence, and Alyssa Le Fort, winner of NIC 3-hr writing contest held Nov. 18
  • Saturday check out breakout sessions & panels! Choose among 10 great workshops and 2 panels! Cost: $20-25 per session

REGISTER ONLINE: cvwriterssociety.ca/conference/


Schedule:

Workshops   (Location: Tyee Hall)

8:00 – 8:45 am: Registration, book sales, networking

9:00 – 12:00: 

  • Indigenous Voices – Wedlidi Speck – Room 113
  • Humour in Writing: Dissecting the Frog – Jack Knox – Room 202
  • The Gift of Gab: How to Craft Great Dialogue – Traci Skuce – Room 204
  • Creating a Great Self Published Book – Craig Shemilt – Room 205

**9:00 – 11:00**
   Graphic Novel: Setting Yourself Up for Success – Lisa Maas – Room 201


12:00 – 1:00   Lunch break: brown bag or fast food restaurants; book sales


1:00 – 4:00:
Please note: There are two recent changes.
Lynne Knight is replacing Adelia MacWilliam in Poetry & Sense of Place
Traci Skuce is replacing Susan Ketchen in Character Building with Genograms
**New Title: Developing Good Character in Writing

  • Symbols, Imagery & Motif in Fiction – Marlet Ashley – Room 113
  • Poetry & Sense of Place – Lynne Knight – Room 201
  • Why I hate (and love) my editor – Trevor McMonagle – Room 202
  • Scenes: Inject Life into Fiction & Nonfiction – Jeanette Taylor – Rm 205

**1:00 – 3:00**
    Develop Good Character in Writing – Traci Skuce – Room 204


Panels    (Location: Lounge in Tyee Hall)

9:00 – 11:00       Poetry Matters
                                Ed Varney, Lynne Knight, Natalie Nickerson

1:00 – 3:00        Jumping into Journalism
                                Judi Murakami, Elizabeth Young, Helena Zukowski


4:00 – 5:00         Book sales; wrap-up