Friday, December 2, 2016

Burnaby Writers' Society December Events


Thursday, December 8 , Studio 104, Shadbolt Centre

WORKSHOP and  ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

AGM 7 p.m. ; Critiquing workshop 7:30 to 9 p.m.

Bring your stories, articles, poems, short novel excerpts etc. for round-table discussion – max. 10 minutes reading time -- and please bring a few extra copies.

 Tuesday, December 20 at the Burnaby Arts Council’s Deer Lake Gallery, 6584 Deer Lake Avenue   

  A special workshop led by Catherine Owen     6:15 to 7:45

Sliver, or flash, fiction is extremely brief, typically only a few hundred words or fewer in its entirety. In this 1.5 hour workshop, participants will explore three of the potential ingredients in sliver, or flash, fiction: the sonnet turn, a secret, and something said. We will write a curtal (shortened) sonnet to explore twists in perception, and draw from the visuals gifted us by the often unsaid and the things people say to compose a paragraph or two of long sliver fiction.

$40 includes a copy of The Day of the Dead (Caitlin Press) from which Catherine will read after the workshop. Limited to 8 participants – to register, or for questions, e-mail bwscafe@gmail.com

The workshop will be followed at 8 p.m. by Spoken INK, with guest readers Catherine Owen and Timothy Shay

Our December 20 Spoken INK Guest Readers

Catherine Owen lives in New Westminster, BC. She is the author of ten collections of poetry, among them, Designated Mourner (ECW, 2014), Trobairitz (Anvil Press 2012), Seeing Lessons (Wolsak & Wynn 2010) and Frenzy (Anvil Press 2009). Her poems are included in several recent anthologies such as Forcefield: 77 Women Poets of BC (Mothertongue Press, 2013) and This Place a Stranger: Canadian Women Travelling Alone (Caitlin Press, 2014). Stories have appeared in Urban Graffiti, Memwear Magazine, Lit N Image (US) and Toronto Quarterly. Her collection of memoirs and essays is called Catalysts: Confrontations with the Muse (W & W, 2012). In 2015, Wolsak & Wynn published her compendium on the practices of writing called The Other 23 and a Half Hours or Everything You Wanted to Know That Your MFA Didn’t Teach You. She works in TV, plays metal bass and blogs at Marrow Reviews.

http://caitlin-press.com/our-authors/owen-catherine/

Timothy Shay writes and lives in Vancouver, BC. His work has appeared in many Canadian literary magazines, on CBC Radio and in the Rolling Stone. He has one book, This Cabin as the S.S. Titanic, and several chapbooks, and his collection The Dirty Knees of Prayer (2016) has just been released from Caitlin Press.

http://caitlin-press.com/our-authors/shay-timothy/



Wednesday, November 30, 2016

BWS Workshop Meeting & Annual General Meeting




Thursday, December 8

Studio 104, Shadbolt Centre

AGM 7 p.m.

Critiquing workshop 7:30 to 9p.m.



Bring your stories, articles, poems, short novel excerpts etc. for round-table discussion – max. 10 minutes reading time -- and please bring a few extra copies.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Spoken INK November 15




Our Spoken INK  November Guest Reader

Tuesday November 15 at the Burnaby Arts Council’s Deer Lake Gallery, 6584 Deer Lake Avenue  

8 to 9:30 p.m.

Cynthia Sharp has been published and broadcast internationally. Her work has appeared in many literary journals and been nominated for the Pushcart Prize & Best of the Net Anthology. She is a graduate of The Writer's Studio, where she developed her Marcie of the Stars fantasy series.

https://marcieofthestars.wordpress.com http://cynthiaspoetrycorner.blogspot.ca



Saturday, November 5, 2016



WORKSHOP MEETING & Annual General Meeting

Thursday, December 8

Studio 104, Shadbolt Centre, 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby

AGM 7 p.m.

Critiquing workshop 7:30 to 9 p.m.


Bring your stories, articles, poems, short novel excerpts etc. for round-table discussion – max. 10 minutes reading time -- and please bring a few extra copies.








Thursday, November 3, 2016

Our Spoken INK reader for December 20




Timothy Shay writes and lives in Vancouver, BC. His work has appeared in many Canadian literary magazines, on CBC Radio and in the Rolling Stone. He has one book, This Cabin as the S.S. Titanic, and several chapbooks, and his collection The Dirty Knees of Prayer (2016) has just been released from Caitlin Press.

http://caitlin-press.com/our-authors/shay-timothy/

Tuesday December 20

 at the Burnaby Arts Council’s Deer Lake Gallery, 6584 Deer Lake Avenue  8 to 9:30 p.m

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Announcing our 2016 contest winners


We're delighted to announce the winners of our 2016 writing contest, "400 Years After Shakespeare"

First prize – Cristy Watson for “Reverence (For William Shakespeare)”

Second prize – Franci Louann for “Life As A Mortal Coil”

Third prize – Judy Millar for “Behind the Bard”

Honourable Mention – Alvin Ens for “Why Do I Love Shakespeare”

Finalist – Keith Bramwell “The Return of the Bard”

This year’s theme was “400 Years After Shakespeare” – prose and verse celebrating the 400th anniversary of the Bard.  Congratulations to everyone who entered, for their clever takes on  a challenging theme. We'll be honouring the winners at our Awards Night on Thursday, October 18,  7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Burnaby Arts Council’s Deer Lake Gallery, 6584 Deer Lake Avenue. The winners will read their entries and prizes will be presented, with light refreshments to follow.  Admission is free, and visitors are welcome.