News & Notes

Writing Community

We are a community of writers working on our craft. We support each other through meetings, conversations about the writing life, feedback sessions, information sharing and workshops.  New members are welcome!

Sooke XO is our latest anthology – and our tenth. It is made up of stories and poems from twenty-seven SWC members as well as two winning student entries. We began publishing the anthology as a way to raise funds for our student writing contest, gatherings and events.

Many of our members are published via writing contests, literary magazines, self publishing as well as traditional publishers. Watch for publication lists coming soon.

In Sooke, our books can be found in the Sooke Region Museum gift shop and the Gallery by Sooke Arts Council.



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  An annual membership gives you access to the forum, Zoom meetings, member gatherings & workshops as well as a spot in our annual anthology.

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

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Make a donation to help us grow into a literary force in the Sooke Region.

Other ways to support us: buy our books, spread the word, join & write.
Funds collected  help grow the collective and bring programs and workshops to the community.

Thank You!!