Member Announcements

Literary Reading or Event

Sharon Berg is a cross-genre author who writes poetry, fiction and nonfiction. She will be touring lower BC with two new books of prose and her poetry between November 19-30th. First is her debut collection of short fiction, 'Naming the Shadows' (Porcupine's Quill, 2019). Second, she has a cross-... More


Delighted to announce that my novel, Petra's Ghost, has made it into the semi-finalist round for the Goodreads Choice Award 2019 for Horror. Voting is open for the next few days. Would love to see this Canadian Indie novel make it to the finals. More

Members' Activity Thank you to LA Theatre Bites founder Patrick Chavis for this wonderful opportunity to spread the word about risk theatre, a bold new 21st century model to interpret and create literature. Once... More

Members' Activity

Good day fellow TWUC members! I recently attended a book launch at the Anvil Centre in New Westminster, BC. I had the opportunity to take the open mic and recite a few of my favorite poems: More

New Publication

Part memoir, part creative non-fiction, Fearless and Determined: Two Years Teaching in a One Room School, Blue Denim Press, Oct 2019, takes you back to life in rural Southern Ontario in the mid 1960's. With one year's training  at Toronto Teacher's College and no curriculum resources except a list... More

New Publication

Very pleased to announce that my latest novel, Thirty Shadow Birds, has been released by Inanna Publications. It took me long, hard years to write it. Click here for more information. More

New Publication

Michelle Elrick has teamed up with producer Michael Belyea under the moniker River of Diamonds to create "Photon Touch," a full-length studio album of poetry set to music. Accompanying this digital recording is Photon Touch: poems, a 24-page, artist-produced chapbook, deemed "excitingly innovative... More


J.A. Wainwright has won the 2019 Guernica Literary Prize for his unpublished manuscript This Cleaving and This Burning, which will be published by Guernica Editions in 2020. More


Wild Writing in the Boreal Returns to Falcon Trails Resort! November 15-17, 2019 Authors Donna Besel and Lauren Carter will be returning to Falcon Trails Resort in November to offer the second session of Wild Writing in the Boreal. This year we will be hosting two levels of writing... More

New Publication

After a great loss, it is understandable to withdraw from life for a time. That is how I felt after the death of my husband in February 2018. During long days to remember and reflect, while I was rereading our early love letters, some poems set me searching my computer for more linked to us. As a... More