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Quoting Leonard Cohen from the book Songwriters on Songwriting by Paul Zollo

Before I can discard the verse, I have to write it… I can’t discard a verse before it is written because it is the writing of the verse that produces whatever delights or interests or facets that are going to catch the light. The cutting of the gem has to be finished before you can see whether it shines.

The website Brain Pickings reviewed Songwriters on Songwriting as
“[An] excellent and extensive treasure trove…[The] insights on songwriting extend to the broader realm of creative work in a multitude of disciplines…A magnificent read in its hefty totality.”

Read more here.

Our Mission

To provide support, connection, inspiration and encouragement to writers* at all levels of development in the Sooke region through membership services which include monthly meetings and community outreach in the form of student writing contests, workshops and readings.

*please note this group is for adults

Meetings & Reminders

Upcoming Events:

View our events page for news of launches, events, workshops and more!

SWC has a virtual spot for members to continue to connect, learn, share, give feedback and support at sookewriters.ca.  An annual membership gives you access to the forum, Zoom meetings, member gatherings & workshops as well as a spot in our annual anthology.

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