April 14, from 1:00-4:00 PRWC will host a casual afternoon for writers to gather and learn from each other. The “Writer’s Social” will be held in the foyer of Westview Baptist Church, 3675 Joyce Ave. Powell River, BC. Published local authors will be available for mentoring or giving feedback to other writers from 1-3. From 3-4, an open mic gives everyone the opportunity to read their work. Admission by donation. Everyone welcome. Refreshments, and door prize. Call Barb for more details: 604-485-2732 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Topics and bios of authors at the Writer’s Social:
Barb Rees: Self-publishing tips and freelancing for fun and income.
Barb Rees, Mètis travel writer, author, photographer, and speaker. Barb’s books include: “Lessons From the Potholes of Life,” “RV Canada On A Dime And A Dream,” “RV Canada With Boo The Menopausal Van,” and the latest “RV Canada’s Far North On A Dream.” She understands the pros and cons of self-publishing and has helped many writers further their craft. Barb founded the Powell River Writers Conference in 2003 and continues to help organize it. Owner of LoveToGo Writing she can be reached at www.write2dream.com
Gwen Enquist: Getting Your Manuscript Ready for Publication
Gwen has loved books all her life and, over the years, found herself drawn to writers and their work. After attending the Powell River Writers’ Conference seven years ago, she was encouraged to try writing for herself. The surprising result is four finished novels, three of them in print. The titles are “Phone Calls After”, “Lazy Water”, and “Beginnings”. Gwen’s fourth novel will be available within the year and is a continuation of a series featuring the same characters. Writing has provided her a whole new area of interest, satisfaction and friendship.
Hannah Main van-der Kamp: SOME POEMS ARE PRETTY, SOME POEMS ARE PROFOUND; FIND THE PURPOSE OF YOUR POETRY!”
Poet, reviewer, editor and teacher, Hannah Main – van der Kamp has a
new title, published this April in Toronto, SLOW SUNDAY ON THE
MALASPINA STRAIT. She lives at Black Point and is endlessly fascinated by birds,
weather and growing garlic. “Almost everyone can write poetry,” she
declares. “Take a thought, a picture, some interesting words, add a
mystery and you have a poem.”
Peace Poem project represented.
The International Peace Poem came to Powell River in 2006 and instituted the Youth Peace-Poem Competition and the publication of PRIPPA (Powell River International Peace-Poem Anthology), containing the winning poems by our community’s youth. Now in their fifth year, the Competition and Anthology involve hundreds of young people annually and produce one of the most beautiful and life-affirming souvenirs of life in Powell River. All youth under 19 are invited to join this year’s competition. Deadline is April 28. Awards Ceremonies are May 31 and June 1 at the Max. Everyone, whether youth or adult, is invited to add two or more lines of poetry about peace to the International Peace Poem scroll. The Poem is kept in Maui, Hawaii, and is now over 120,000 lines long.
Linda Wegner: Writing For and About Business
Linda Wegner launched Words of Worth in 2000 after an extensive career as a writer, researcher and public speaker. She is an accomplished workshop presenter and seminar leader who combines wisdom with humour and reflections from her deep life experience to capture audiences and deliver messages that resonate with participants long afterward. She has led workshops and been a workshop consultant for business and industry, including the Agriculture Institute of Management in Saskatchewan.