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When the cod fishery collapsed, it ended this fisherman’s career overnight. He pivoted to boatbuilding, a self-taught practice he continues today, in his eighties. It’s an old story, adapted from a 2019 book, “Cod Collapse,” and it holds new meaning in the current pandemic, as Canadians found... More

New Publication

My new novel, The Company We Keep, (HarperCollins), was launched last Tuesday to a global audience online, and 300 people linked in. What a way to reach around the world! I was astonished at the response -- as far away as Denmark, Australia and New Zealand. So, though we're all 'locked in' under... More

Literary Reading or Event (Virtual Event)

Lit Live Readings Online  TWUC Members Matthew Walsh, Richard Kernick, Ellen Jaffe, with Laura Fursten and Saleena Nawaz More

Members' Activity

I've started a creative writing podcast this month: Cabin Tales: Spooky Stories for Young Writers. 45-minute episodes every Friday, with original stories told around a fictional campfire, plus excerpts from classics, creative writing commentary, and interviews with authors for children and young... More

Literary Reading or Event (Virtual Event)

Marvyne Jenoff will be giving a virtual reading at the Art Bar Poetry Series on September 1, 2020 at 8:00 PM. These are poems of youth and age, showing how the same spirit continues over the decades. The reading can also be accessed for a few weeks afterwards. Search “Art Bar Poetry Series Public... More

New Publication

  Recovering  instructor Crystal Hurdle, after teaching English and Creative Writing at Capilano University (North Vancouver) for 35 years, is attempting to reinvent herself in brand-new retirement by practicing yoga (wimpily), cycling, jogging (badly—cyclists can pass her), weaving, quilting, and... More

Literary Reading or Event (Virtual Event)

I peformed a virtual reading on ZOOM for Salt Spring Island library on Vancouver Island. Future readings: ZOOM reading of my poems for Wordstrom organisation at Nanaimo .B.C. ZOOM reading of my poems from my poetry books--Fleeting Shadows and In the rising mist for the Author Connection event by... More

Workshop (Virtual Event)

Wherever you are in your writing career, bestseller Bill Arnott outlines foolproof strategies to maximize your book’s success. Gain the tools to brand, promote and market your book AND enjoy doing it! Bill turned his first book, Wonderful Magical Words, into a Canadian bestseller. His indie... More

New Publication

I am pleased to announce the launch of my first novel Home Waltz. Palimpsest Press will release it this fall. Date TBA. More

Literary Reading or Event (Virtual Event)

Join renowned poet Tom Wayman as he interviews Sean Arthur Joyce about his latest book, Dead Crow & the Spirit Engine, a hybrid of lyric and epic poetry that seeks to reinvent the long form mythic narrative in verse. The interview will be preceded by a performance by the author in the title... More

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