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

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New West Writers – LitFest 2016

On May 15th, as part of LitFest 2016, New West Writers will be presenting a free critiquing workshop in The Gallery at Queen’s Park.

The workshop will take place between 12pm and 3pm.

If you have a piece of prose or a poem that you would like to be critiqued, please register your interest by sending an email to: mikegoodtimes@gmail.com and attach a copy of the piece to this email.

Thank you

New West Writers – Next Meeting on April 16th

The next meeting of New West Writers will take place on April 16th between 10:30 am and 4 pm. Guests are welcome.

The schedule for the day will be roughly as follows:

10:30 am – 10:45 am Business. Discussions. Pay Member Fees for 2015 – 2016.

10:45 am – 4 pm Critiquing of member’s writing (with a break for lunch at an appropriate time – you might want to bring your own lunch or visit the shops on 8th Avenue)

Please note the meeting will take place in the downstairs room of the Arts Council Gallery in Queen’s Park. This is where we held the launch of the Saving Seeds anthology in 2014 – for directions see the map at the bottom of this webpage

The Gallery at Queen’s Park

and note carefully the direction of the arrows of the one way system for cars within the park when heading towards 6th Avenue.

The 155 bus travels along 6th Avenue.

Please bring between 6-8 copies of an example of your writing (maximum 1200 words) for the rest of the group to critique.

If you know of anyone who would be interested in joining New West Writers, please do invite them along so they can see how we conduct our meetings.

Regards,

Julian

New West Writers – Meeting on March 19th

The next meeting of New West Writers will take place on March 19th between 10:30 am and 4 pm. Guests are welcome.

The schedule for the day will be roughly as follows:

10:30 am – 10:45 am Business. Discussions. Pay Member Fees for 2015 – 2016.

10:45 am – 4 pm Critiquing of member’s writing (with a break for lunch at an appropriate time – you might want to bring your own lunch or visit the shops on 8th Avenue)

Please note the meeting will take place in the downstairs room of the Arts Council Gallery in Queen’s Park. This is where we held the launch of the Saving Seeds anthology in 2014 – for directions see the map at the bottom of this webpage

http://artscouncilnewwest.org/gallery/

and note carefully the direction of the arrows of the one way system for cars within the park when heading towards 6th Avenue.

The 155 bus travels along 6th Avenue.

Please bring between 6-8 copies of an example of your writing (maximum 1200 words) for the rest of the group to critique.

If you know of anyone who would be interested in joining New West Writers, please do invite them along so they can see how we conduct our meetings.

Regards,

Julian