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 2019: Shawna Barker of Synergy Nutrition. How to use blogging, email lists, and events for promotion and marketing. Details TBA.
- Spring 2019: Getting started on Instagram with MeganMediaDesign.com. Details TBA.
- Fall 2019: 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.
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.
- BC Writers’ Literary Calendar
- Word Vancouver Festival
- Vancouver International Writers’ Festival
- Surrey International Writers’ Conference
- Victoria Festival of Authors
- Victoria Book Prize Society
- Sidney Literary Festival
- Galiano Literary Festival
- Canadian Authors’ Calendar
- Writers’ Union of Canada
- Victoria Writers’ Society Calendar
- VCON Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention
- Cuffed Crime Writers’ Festival
- Vancouver Art Book Fair
- BC Book Prize
- Left Coast Crime Mystery Conference
WRITING EVENTS (outside of BC)
- Indie Author Day
- Indie Bookstore Day
- BookNet Canada
- LitHop (US)
- LitQuake (US)
- Hay Festival (UK)
- BookExpo America
Writing and Publishing Courses
- Camosun College – Writing and Publishing (Victoria, BC)
- Royal Roads Writing Courses (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 March 2019