The fifth North Island Writers Conference runs from Friday, Jan. 7 until Sunday, Jan. 23. This virtual event is hosted by Comox Valley Writers Society and North Island College, with support from sponsors: Peninsula Co-op, CV Regional District Arts and Culture Program, and the Comox Valley Record. We are grateful for their contributions.
This year’s conference program promises to stimulate new ideas and introduce valuable techniques for better writing. Workshop topics include: how to write humour, believable crime and murder scenes, animating your characters and writing great dialogue, crafting the prose poem and how to effectively research your novel. Be advised, all workshops will be via Zoom.
Also, the Blue Pencil Café is back! Running from Jan. 8 – 18, there is ample opportunity to book your one-on-one, 45-minute session with editor Trevor McMonagle.
Bonus – there are two free sessions! The first is Opening Night, Jan. 7 at 7 p.m., with the award-winning Syrian-Canadian author, Danny Ramadan. He is the current Haig-Brown writer-in-residence. Read more about Ramadan at crmuseum.ca
The second free session is a ‘fireside chat’ between an author and an illustrator on Wednesday, Jan. 19 at 7 p./m.
For full details and conference schedule, go to: cvwriterssociety.ca/conference
Registration is now open. Please note specific registration details for each workshop. Any questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org