With the title of Malcolm Lowry’s posthumously published novel October Ferry To Gabriola in my head (even though it’s November) I boarded the ferry in Nanaimo to head over an check out the 6th Annual Poetry Gabriola Festival at the Surf Lodge. I had a great time, saw a few familiar faces and met a [...]
Hundreds of writers turned out for the 17th Annual Surrey International Writers’ Conference this past weekend to listen to and be taught by writers, editors, publishers and agents from around North America. The conference differs from many other festivals happening at this time of year in that it is geared to educating writers rather than [...]
The 17th annual Surrey International Writers Conference kicks off this weekend with a series of keynote speakers, workshops, editor & agent interviews and book signings. Speakers include Diana Gabaldon, Gary Geddes, Annabel Lyon and C.C. Humphries. Check back here next week for photos and more from the festival.
The 6th annual Poetry Gabriola Festival comes up in a few weeks starting on November 12 and running through to November 15 on beautiful Gabriola Island near Nanaimo on Vancouver Island. Poets appearing include Christian Bök, Marilyn Bowering and Paul Dutton and many many more. All events at the Surf Lodge.
Due to travel/work I missed the 3rd annual Pacific Festival of the Book that ran May 4-15. Well, I did manage to run in to (for maybe 10 minutes) one panel discussion and here, finally, are a couple of photos from the event. I didn’t want the Festival to pass without a mention even if [...]
Fall is the season for the big Canadian Writers’ Festivals so here’s a list of what’s coming up. Today’s the last day for the Winnipeg Festival so you’ll have to start making plans for next year but there’s a lot more upcoming in October. Vancouver hosts the Writers & Readers event October 21-26 at the [...]