A few local and Canadian websites we visit and use, books that have inspired, motivated and energized us.
Federation of BC Writers Community of BC Writers
Room magazine Canada’s oldest literary journal by, for, and about women.
Malahat Review with a focus on Canadian and international poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction
on spec magazine the Canadian magazine of the fantastic
PULP Literature Our motto is ‘good books for the price of a beer’. We don’t want to stretch your pocketbook, just your mind.
The League of Canadian Poets A professional organization for established and emerging Canadian poets
Leaf Press - publishing poetry only
Creative Nonfiction magazine - publishing creative nonfiction prose: "True stories, well told"
Brevity Magazine - a journal of concise literary nonfiction
Literistic - Every month, we collect an exhaustive list of deadlines for submissions to literary publications, contests and fellowships and send out an email. Free short list or paid subscription services
. . . . . more links coming soon
FBCW resources page - helpful resources for writers
a helpful pdf on Creative Writing workshop critiquing from Fred Meijer Center for Writing & Michigan Authors
Cousera - free online courses of almost every kind
thoughtful books on writing and the writing life:
bird by bird - Anne Lamott
Hooked - Les Edgerton
How to Steal Like an Artist - Austin Kleon
On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft - Stephen King
poemcrazy: freeing your life with words - Susan Wooldridge
Save the Cat!: The Last Book on Screenwriting You'll Ever Need - Blake Snyder
Story - Robert McKee
The 3 a.m. Epiphany - Brian Kiteley
The Writing Life - Annie Dillard
Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within - Natalie Goldberg
Writing Fiction - Janet Burroway
Zen in the Art of Writing - Ray Bradbury
of course, more will be added!
The League of Canadian Poets - resources, connections etc. for Canadian poets
The Parliamentary Poet Laureate - The Canadian Parliamentary Poet Laureate is the official poet laureate of Canada. The position was created in 2001 as part of the Parliament of Canada Act. See current and former poets laureate & poems of the month
Canada’s Poets Laureate - map and links for various Poets Laureate throughout Canada (Sooke isn't on the map!)
Juan de Fuca poet laureate - Wendy Morton
The Elder Project
from the website:
Wendy Morton believes a poem is the shortest distance between two hearts.
Since 2010, Wendy has worked with school districts and other agencies on The Elder Project. She works with mainly First Nations and Inuit students. She trains them as poets, then she supervises their interviews with their Elders. These interviews are then turned into poems. The poems and the photographs of the students and the Elders are then published in a book to be used in the school districts. Wendy has completed thirteen Elder Project books.
Visit the website to read/see the books.
Watch: The Worldliness of Poetry
City of Victoria Poet Laureate John Barton and local poets Terry Ann Carter, Christine Walde, and Derk Wynand bring the world, near and far, that much closer.