News & Notes

Fall Writing Notes

Get Writing

Members!  There’s only 5 months to the next anthology deadline! Anthology #6 will be appearing in the spring of 2019. Get writing and get feedback from the group.  Sessions can be booked at any time.

Write for the Stage and Screen

Calling all playwrights and screenwriters in Sooke! A new group is forming wth Sheila taking the lead. They had their first meeting in October and will meet again on Thursday, November 1st at 6:30 pm in the Sooke A&W.  Brainstorm, learn and get support & feedback  for your writing with a strong enthusiastic community of writers.

Get Poetic

The poetry group will be meeting Tuesday, November 20th, 6:30 at the library. Bring what you’re working on.

A target for poets:

Back by popular demand, The Coast Collective is looking for POEMS for their 2019 Poetry and Artwork Exhibition:

For this show, we are inviting poets to send in their poems, which will be interpreted by artists in their 2D or 3D medium of choice. The artist will create artwork inspired by their poem of choice, and the poem and artwork will be displayed in the gallery together. This show will run April 3-14, 2019 during National Poetry Month 2019.

Deadline to Submit Poems: November 28, 2018
Poets Notified of Interpreted Works: March 15, 2019

Click here for more information.

Notes from our September meeting

Target practice

target practiceUsing some upcoming contests to incite writing, members will be gathering for several feedback sessions.

Targets:

FBCW 2018 Flash Prose Contest – Theme: “How I Choose to Hibernate.”
The word length is anything below 650 words, and fiction and non-fiction are allowed.
Deadline October 1, 2018

2019 CBC Short Story Prize 
stories up to 2500 words in length
Deadline October 31, 2018

SWC Anthology
There’s only 6 months to the next anthology deadline! For those of you counting it will be number 6.

Upcoming feedback sessions available for members:  Sept 19, 26 and Oct 10

Another target for poets:

Back by popular demand, The Coast Collective is looking for POEMS for their 2019 Poetry and Artwork Exhibition:

For this show, we are inviting poets to send in their poems, which will be interpreted by artists in their 2D or 3D medium of choice. The artist will create artwork inspired by their poem of choice, and the poem and artwork will be displayed in the gallery together. This show will be held during National Poetry Month 2019.

Show Runs: April 3-14, 2019

Deadline to Submit Poems: November 28, 2018
Poets Notified of Interpreted Works: March 15, 2019

More information here.

Reminder:

Memoir Workshop & Reading with Yvonne Blomer – Sat.,  Sept 29
1-4pm at Edward Milne Community School, Sooke
Space is limited – register here

!Calling all playwrights and screenwriters in Sooke!

Interested in writing a play or screenplay? Sheila is starting up a sub-group!
Mark October 4 on your calendar
For more information contact the collective.

Reminders

  • the poetry group meets Tuesday, Sept 18th at 6:30 in the library.
  • next SWC meetings – Wed. Oct 3rd, Nov. 7, Dec 5 – at 6:30 in the library
  • next poetry meetings – Oct 16, Nov 20, Dec 18 – at 6:30 in the library
  • playwrights/screenwriters – first meeting Oct. 4, 6:30 at the A&W

Changes!

We have a launched a virtual spot for members to continue to connect, learn, share, give feedback and support.  Meetings will be held via Zoom or within the forum network now at sookewriters.ca

Stay informed about future meetings and events by signing up for SWC News.

View our anthology collection (seven of them!) at the Gallery by Sooke Arts Council. Number eight coming in 2021!

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