Note: Most events have moved online due to the pandemic.
Writers new and old sometimes need to take a break from the solo task of writing. Do you feel the need to connect with others in the writing community? Below you will find links to BC writing events and workshops. Be sure to check Writers’ Organizations for more events as well as information on the pros and cons of writers’ groups.
Upcoming 3 Penny Publishing Workshops (ON Hold)
- On Hold: Shawna Barker of Synergy Nutrition. How to use blogs, email lists, and events for promotion and marketing.
- On Hold: Getting started on Instagram with MeganMediaDesign.com.
- On Hold: Self-Publishing Writers’ Panel. Local self-published writers will share experiences, challenges and victories. Details TBA.
Want to be notified of a 3 Penny Publishing event? Send an email.
Writing Events in BC
Note: Most events have now moved online. To find writing events in small communities, check library websites, schools, bookstores, coffee shops, and municipal event listings.
- BC Writers’ Literary Calendar
- MagsBC online events
- Word Vancouver Festival
- Vancouver International Writers’ Festival
- Surrey International Writers’ Conference
- Festival of Authors (Victoria)
- Victoria Book Prize Society
- Sidney Literary Festival
- Canadian Authors’ Calendar
- Writers’ Union of Canada
- Vancouver Art Book Fair
- Victoria Writers’ Society Calendar
- Galiano Literary Festival
- VCON Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention
- BC Book Prize
WRITING EVENTS (outside of BC)
- Indie Author Day
- Canada Indie Bookstore Day
- World Indie Bookstore Day
- BookNet Canada
- LitQuake (US)
- Hay Festival (UK)
- BookExpo America
- Left Coast Crime (annual mystery convention)
Writing and Publishing Courses
- Diaspora Dialogues (online writing courses)
- Camosun College – Writing and Publishing (Victoria, BC)
- UVIC Writing Courses (Victoria, BC)
- SFU Publishing Courses (Vancouver, BC)
- Victoria and Vancouver Public Library writing events
Writing awards for self-published authors
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 April 2021