News & Notes


Sooke Writers’ Collective is celebrating its tenth anniversary!

SWC is planning:

  • celebrations and readings
  • a “retreat” for members to share, teach, learn and connect
  • more meet and greets
  • a tenth anthology with an expanded student writing contest
  • launches & readings
  • summer markets (for sales, connections and advocacy)
  • things we haven’t imagined yet 🙂

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

We will be meeting in the Sooke library every second Thursday of the month. Our next meeting: May 11th at 6:45 - All Welcome for a special event:

Launch and Reading of the chapbook Beyond the Moment - Writing from the edge of the Salish Sea. Readings begin at 7pm.  Click here for more information.

We have a virtual spot for members to continue to connect, learn, share, give feedback and support at  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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Funds collected  help grow the collective and bring programs and workshops to the community.

Thank You!!