Quarantine ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #227

Kelly & Fiance, Marin Headlands over San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge, California, USA

I have a couple events/challenges to announce today. First:

Marin Headlands over San Francisco to the Golden Gate Bridge, California, USA
Kelly & Fiance, Marin Headlands over San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge, California, USA
Hello everyone,

The Pic and a Word Challenge is a weekly creativity prompt offered Mondays. The challenge? Use the word and/or photograph by the challenge as inspiration for a new post featuring words and/or images. This week’s word is Quarantine, along with this photograph of a couple’s embrace at a Marin Headlands viewpoint overlooking San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge, California, USA.

To participate in this prompt, go to the Quarantine ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #227 post on my blog, Pix to Words. Follow the instructions there.

It’s also April, NaPoWriMo, the National Poetry Writing Month. This annual event challenges poets to write a poem a day for the 30 days of April. (You can start any time, though. 😉 )

There’s more information at the semi-official NaPoWriMo website, where you can also publish or announce your poems.

Happy Writing!!!

#stayhome #washyourhands #writepoetry

 

New West Writers Meeting – 8th February 2020

Hello New West Writers and friends:

The sixth meeting of our 2019 – 2020 schedule will take place on 8th February, 2020 in the Plaskett Room of the New West Public Library (NWPL) at 716 6th Ave, New Westminster.

We will have use of the room for the 4 hours 12:30pm – 4:30pm.

Most of the four hours will be for critiquing and there might have to be a time limit for each critique based on numbers.

Bring between 8 – 10 copies of an example of your writing (800 words maximum) for the rest of the group to critique. These 800 words can be a short story, an excerpt from a novel or longer work, or at most 2 poems.

NWPL has a rule about not eating food in meeting rooms.

Guests are welcome to attend this meeting without charge to see if they want to join.

As always, please feel free to forward this message to anyone I’ve forgotten or anyone new who might be interested. 🙂

Thank you,

Julian

New West Writers Meeting – 15th June 2019

Hoodoos, Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah, United States of America

The next meeting of New West Writers will be on Saturday, 15th June.

Our next meeting after that will be in September, as we don’t meet in July and August.

The schedule for the day will be roughly as follows:

10:30am – 10:45am Business

10:45am – 4:30pm Critiquing of members’ writing (with a break for lunch – bring it or go out to buy it).

As usual, the meeting will take place in the downstairs room of the Arts Council Gallery in Queen’s Park in New Westminster. If the door is locked,
please knock on the glass and someone will come let you in.

Bring between 6-8 copies of an example of your writing (800 – 1000 words) for the rest of the group to critique.

Guests are welcome to attend this meeting without charge to see if they want to join.

As always, please feel free to forward this message to anyone I’ve forgotten or anyone new who might be interested. 🙂

Hope to see you there. Happy writing!

Julian

New West Writers Meeting – 17th March, 2018

Hello New West Writers:

The next meeting of New West Writers will take place on 17th March between 10:30am and 4:30pm.

The schedule for the day will be roughly as follows:

10:30am – 11:00am Business. There are a few items of business we need to discuss at this meeting, including the spring 2018 events.

11:00am – 11:30am – Discussion of how to publish a book, led by Moss Whelan.

11:30am – 4:30pm Critiquing of members’ writing (with a break for lunch at an appropriate time).

Note the meeting will take place in the downstairs room of the Arts Council Gallery in Queen’s Park. If the door is locked, please knock on the glass and someone will let you in.

Bring between 7-9 copies of an example of your writing (maximum 800 words) for the rest of the group to critique.

Guests are welcome to attend this meeting without charge to see if they want to join.

I look forward to seeing you all on 17th March

Julian

New West Writers – February 2018 meeting

Hello New West Writers:

The next meeting of New West Writers will take place on 17th February between 10:30am and 4:30pm.

The schedule for the day will be roughly as follows:

10:30am – 11:15am Business. There are a few items of business we need to discuss at this meeting, including the spring 2018 events.

11:15am – 3:30pm Critiquing of member’s writing (with a break for lunch at an appropriate time).

Once the critiques are completed, we should review the draft copy of Collage II.

Note the meeting will take place in the downstairs room of the Arts Council Gallery in Queen’s Park. If the door is locked, please knock on the glass and someone will let you in.

Bring between 7-9 copies of an example of your writing (maximum 1000 words) for the rest of the group to critique.

Guests are still welcome to attend this meeting without charge to see if they want to join.

I look forward to seeing you all on 17th February.

Julian

Blue Pencil Cafe

New West Writers

An Invitation to a Blue Pencil Cafe – April 14, 2018

What New West Writers will be supporting and encouraging local writers by hosting three established authors and editors to offer face to face feedback at a Blue Pencil Café.

Each emerging writer is invited to bring along no more than 600 words of prose in any genre or two poems. The panel members will not pre-view the pieces.

Writers will be offered a 15 minute slot between 1 – 4 pm.

Who GUESTS

Alan Hill – is the Poet Laureate of the City of New Westminster. He has published two full collections of poetry and been published in over forty literary magazines and periodicals across Europe and North America. In Canada his publication credits include CV2, Event, Canadian Literature, Acta- Victoriana, Dalhousie Review, Antigonish Review, Sub- terrain, Windsor Review, Poetry is Dead and many others.

https://www.allianceforarts.com/blog/2017/2/21/new-westminster-names-alan-hill-as-new-poet-laureate

Jennifer Sommersby – a writer, copy\line editor and committed bibliophile. She writes romcoms/women’s fiction under the name Eliza Gordon; her latest release is Dear Dwayne, with Love from Lake Union Publishing (January 23, 2018). Her debut YA novel (under her own name) Sleight is the first in a duology and publishes on April 3, 2018, from Harper Collins Canada and Sky Pony Press (US). Jenn/Eliza is represented by Dan Lazar at Writers House.

https://www.jennsommersby.com/

Betsy Warland – is the author of twelve books and has more than thirty years experience as a writing teacher, editor and manuscript consultant. Her book Breathing the Page: Reading the Act of Writing, published by Cormorant Books in 2010, is a best-seller. Her latest book Oscar of Between: A Memoir of Identity and Ideas from Caitlin Press (Dagger Editions) was published in April 2016 to critical acclaim.

http://www.betsywarland.com/

Where The Network Hub
River Market
810 Quayside Dr
New Westminster
     BC V3M 6B9
Registration Pre-registration via email is required. This will take place between March 1 – April 10.

Registrants will be asked to provide three time options with their preferred guest. We will do our best to accommodate the request and will work on a first-come, first-served basis.

Do not use the email (link below) for anything other than registration.

newwestwriters2000@gmail.com

In your email please provide the following information:

  1. name
  2. telephone
  3. email (to be used for booking confirmation)
  4. preferred guest writer/editor
  5. preferred time slots 1/2/3 (on the quarters between 1pm – 3.45pm)
  6. state how you learned about the event

Registrations will be acknowledged but not always on the same day — patience is appreciated.

As space will be in high demand, no-shows will no doubt attract bad karma.

If cancelling, let us have at least 24 hrs notice so that the time slot can be reallocated. **

On the day Parking will be in the pay parking area at the Quay.
Report to the desk at the entrance to the Network Hub on the first floor of the River Market.

Allow sufficient time to park, walk to River Market, and arrive at least 5 mins before the appointment time.

Latecomers may not be able to have their full allotted time.

About New West Writers New West Writers stands out as one of the core groups of Metro Vancouver’s finest local talent of emerging and established poets, writers and authors. Saving Seeds – A Collection by New West Writers showcases an eclectic selection of poems and stories that invite the reader’s imagination to cross over landscapes, waterscapes and wordscapes in the discovery of new worlds. We currently publish an annual Literary Magazine, Collage — next edition available from April 14, 2018.

Interested in joining a writing community? Drop into a critique session — members offer support and encouragement. Visit https://nwwannounce.wordpress.com/announcements/

Facebook ~ https://www.facebook.com/newwestwritersgroup/
Twitter @NewWest_Writers
Website https://newwestwriters.com/

Partners LitFest New West 2018

Federation of BC Writers