Writing events, workshops, courses and awards

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Whether you are a new or experienced writer, taking a break from the solitary task of writing is important. Listed below are writing events to help you connect with fellow writers and publishing professionals. 3 Penny Publishing events are listed first, followed by writing events in BC and beyond. Also see Writers’ Organizations for more events and information on the pros and cons of writers’ groups.

Upcoming 3 Penny Publishing Workshops
  • Spring 2018: Shawna Barker of Synergy Nutrition. How to use blogging, email lists, and events for promotion and marketing. Details TBA.
  • Spring 2018: Getting started on Instagram with MeganMediaDesign.com. Details TBA.
  • Fall 2018: Self-Publishing Writers’ Panel. Local experienced self-published writers will share their experiences, challenges and victories. Details TBA.

Want to be notified of a 3 Penny Publishing event? Send an email.

Past 3 Penny Publishing workshops

writing event workshop in 2011 in Victoria BC

Writing Events in BC

The following writing events are for Victoria and the Lower Mainland. To find writing events in other communities, check local libraries, bookstores, coffeeshops, municipal event listings, or other information hubs.

WRITING EVENTS (outside of BC)
Writing and Publishing Courses
Writing awards for self-published authors

Writers’ Union List
Self-Publishing Alliance Awards & Contests List

Writing for Children & Youth:

StoryStudio.com helps children write and publish their own stories.

Creative Writing for Children helps students to write, illustrate, and publish.

Writers’ Exchange hosts creative literacy activities for children.

Notice an important BC event or resource is missing? Feel free to send us an email. 

Updated May 2018

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