Saturday, September 8, 2018

Burnaby Writers Society 2018 writing contest announced

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Lessons from Mom and Dad – share with us the sort of tale or talent you’d bring to school for a show and tell. We’re looking to hear all about some of the heartwarming, wacky and downright weird lessons that have shaped you and endured the test of time. The contest is open to all genres; we look forward to reading all the ways creative minds can play with the theme. Prizes are $200, $100 and $50, plus a year’s newsletter subscription/membership for honourable mention.

Please have your submissions in by November 30, 2018. Entries are to be one page in length and formatted in Calibri 12. The entry fee is $10 for 1 entry and $25 for 3 entries. Your name, email address or phone number should be clearly identified on the reverse side of your submission, not on the front.

Please mail your entry along with a cheque to Burnaby Writers’ Society 6584 Deer Lake Ave., Burnaby BC V5G 3T7.  For further clarification, please contact

Friday, September 7, 2018

Our September 18 Spoken Ink Readings & Workshop meeting

at the Burnaby Art Gallery’s  Deer Lake Gallery
6584 Deer Lake Avenue. Burnaby

Critiquing workshop 6:15 to 7:45 p.m.  Readings at 8 p.m.
Our Spoken INK guest readers for September 18:

Katie Stobbart 
Warren Dean Fulton 

Warren Dean Fulton has been known to host poetry events and has published a variety of poets through his micro press (pooka press), as well as above & beyond productions. He has given workshops on publishing, hands-on workshops on chapbook production, and workshops for teens, recovering addicts, and those struggling in the DTES. Warren has toured across Canada reading as a feature and open mic poet at series and venues in seven provinces, as well as reading in five US States.

Katie Stobbart is a writer and editor from Abbotsford. She has edited The Cascade newspaper, Louden Singletree literary magazine, and the Pacific Rim Review of Books. A selection of her poems appears in a co-authored chapbook haunting local library shelves, dentists’ offices, and hotel lobbies: it looks like a chicken. Katie is also working hard to improve her patio gardening game.