Into 2018

Write your way into a new year.

Inspire your writing practice:

For screenwriters and those looking to improve their storytelling and writing: go into the story

CBC Canada Writes: guides, inspiration and information

How to tell a story – the clues to a great story, a TED talk by filmmaker Andrew Stanton

Creative NonFiction – a Canadian organization for writers of creative nonfiction

How writers write poetry – an inspiring video for any writer

Some interesting reading: Brevity Magazine


Become a member (or renew your membership) here or at our next meeting on Feb. 7th


And don’t forget these contests:

League of Canadian Poets National Haiku Contest
deadline January 15, 2018

Malahat Review:
WordsThaw Prize
deadline Jan.20, 2018
2018 Novella Prize Contest
deadline Feb. 1, 2018

Federation of BC Writers Open Poetry Contest
deadline Jan. 15, 2018

opening in 2018:
CBC Creative Nonfiction Prize
CBC Poetry Prize


October Talk

Our next meeting is in October – but not on the usual day!
We’re meeting on Wednesday, October 11th in the Sooke library, 6:30pm.

Feature talk: So you’re thinking about writing a movie?

Screenwriting basics and how to get started with Trevor Holt.

Guest hype man: Jim Botttomley

screenplay writing