Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Kuldip Gill Writing Fellowship Writer in Residence University of The Fraser Valley.

Kuldip Gill

Each year the English department welcomes an accomplished Canadian writer to inspire students, provide practical advice on publishing, and mentor aspiring writers.

During the winter semester (January to April), the Writer in Residence works with faculty and students, visiting creative writing classes, consulting one-on-one with students, and enriching the local literary community by participating in both UFV and community events.

Read more and apply online here

The University of the Fraser Valley, is a Canadian public university with campuses in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Mission and Hope, British Columbia. Wikipedia

Address: 33844 King Road, Abbotsford, BC V2S 7M7
Open today · 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Phone: (604) 504-7441
Province: British Columbia

Sunday, May 17, 2015

A Call to All Poets from Vancouver Island Regional Library

Rachel Wyatt reading May 30th 11 am

Writing as Self-Compassion and Transformation

a writing circle with Mary Ann Moore
Saturday, May 30, 2015, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Bethlehem Retreat Centre, Nanaimo

Mary Ann Moore brings her passion for poetry and for writing as a spiritual practice to this day-long writing circle for those who wish to deepen their relationship with writing. 

A labyrinth walk will be a journey to the centre. 

Poetry will offer a doorway in and a welcome home. A transformation begins when we form our intent. Words written in a journal or during our writing practice may become the “first faint line” of a poem. The form, image and metaphor offer “things undiscoverable by any other means” as poet Jane Hirschfield  has said. 

A circle of writers will offer a mindful and supportive community as you embody your practice and give voice to your vision.

Fee: $125 including lunch and morning and afternoon refreshments
For further information and to register contact Mary Ann Moore.

Mary Ann Moore

Monday, April 20, 2015

bpNichol Chapbook Award - Call for Submissions

2015 bpNichol Chapbook Award

bpNicholChapbookAwardLogoThe bpNichol Chapbook Award recognizes excellence in Canadian poetry published in chapbook form. The prize is awarded to a poetry chapbook judged to be the best submitted. The author receives $4,000 and the publisher receives $500. Awarded continuously since 1986, the bpNichol Chapbook Award is currently administered by the Meet the Presses collective.
Interested authors or publishers should submit three copies of a chapbook of poetry in English published in Canada.
Chapbooks should be not less than 10 pages and not more than 48 pages. The chapbooks must have been published between January 1st and December 31st of the previous year (2014), and the poet must be Canadian.
Submissions must be sent by Canada Post or courier (and not hand-delivered to a Meet The Presses collective member) and include a completed submission form or accurate facsimile (download the 2015 Submission Form), a brief C.V. of the author, including address, telephone number, and email address. Publisher contact information (contact person, mailing address, e-mail address, telephone contact) must also be included. Incomplete submissions will not be considered.
The closing date for the 2014 bpNichol Chapbook Award is May 29, 2015. Submissions must be received by this date. If submission confirmation has not been received by e-mail by June 30, 2015, please send a query to Beth Follett at:
Send submissions to:
Meet the Presses / bpNichol Chapbook Award
113 Bond Street, St John’s NL A1C 1T6