Writing events, workshops, courses and awards

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Note: Most events have moved online.

Writers old and new sometimes need to take a break from the solo task of writing. While there is a tendency for writers to be introverts, for others there can be many benefits to being part of a bigger community of creatives. Those include the opportunity to learn and to network with readers and other writers.

To find local Victoria and BC events for writers, see the listings below. In addition, there are more resources about writing groups in the Writers’ Organizations section.

Writing Events in BC

Below is a list of BC literary events. Also check library websites, schools, bookstores, coffeeshops, and municipal event listings for writing event notices. This is especially true if you live in a small community. However, some small towns in BC are overflowing with writers and bookworms. Over the years, there have been many, many writers who have called BC their home. Check out the Wiki master list of BC writers. 

BC Writing Event Listings

BC Writing Events

Also, see Bookstores in Victoria BC and check bookstore events.

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:
(on hold) 3 Penny Publishing Workshops
  • 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.

If you would like to be notified of a 3 Penny Publishing event, send an email.

Past 3 Penny Publishing writing workshops

3 Penny Publishing writing workshop, 2011, Victoria BC

Updated January 2022