Member Announcements

New Publication

The Reckoning – The conclusion to Operation Wormwood has arrived!   On the Day of Reckoning, everyone is called to account for their actions. Award-winning crime fiction writer Helen C. Escott is back with the thrilling conclusion to Operation Wormwood – The Reckoning published by Flanker Press.... More

Call For Submissions

  Poetry Chapbook Contest launched by Raven Chapbooks August 31st.  The winning manuscript will be published Spring 2021. Deadline for submissions is Nov.30th This year's contest focuses on new and emerging poets living in the CRD (Greater Victoria and Southern Gulf Islands).  GUIDELINES WLL BE... More

Literary Reading or Event (Virtual Event)

I'll be reading an excerpt from my new book People Like Frank and Other Stories from the Edge of Normal at the Whistler Writer's Fest Literary Cabaret - tickets on sale now! https://festival.whistlerwritersfest.com/ More

Literary Reading or Event (Virtual Event)

Join Kristyn Dunnion as she celebrates the virtual launch of Stoop City, published by Biblioasis, Sept 2020. The event runs Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 7 pm EDT on Facebook live, where she will be joined by Scotiabank Giller Prize-nominated Paige Cooper and illustrator Sybil Lamb, with... More

Members' Activity

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

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