Spring Writers Gathering on Gabriola

Join us for the WRITERS WEST Spring Writers Gathering on Gabriola Island, Saturday, April 30, from 2:00-6:00 pm at the Gabriola Commons, 675 North Road. Cost: just $5!

Email me (Kim Goldberg) for more info: goldberg@ncf.ca

This will mark the third year that Writers West has offered a great panel of experts plus information sessions and group discussion on crucial issues facing authors in the digital age. All writers, whether established or emerging, are welcome to attend. You need not be a member of Writers West.

The Business & Information Meeting (2:30-4:30 pm) will be followed by a potluck feast and a tour of the land at The Commons.

FERRIES: Ferry to Gabriola departs from downtown Nanaimo approximately hourly throughout the day and evening. It’s a 21-minute crossing. Catch the 12:00 pm or 1:15 pm ferry over to Gabriola. Last ferry back to Nanaimo is 11:00 pm. Ferry schedule here.

SHUTTLE SERVICE: If you would like to be picked up from the Gabriola ferry and driven to the Commons, please email Katherine Gordon at: katherinegordon@shaw.ca .
Alternatively, you can bring a car across or walk to the Commons from the ferry. It is a 1.3 km distance, some of it uphill. About a 20-minute walk.

BRING: a dish for the potluck, your beverage of choice, your books for the book table.

This year, the business meeting will feature panel discussions on eBook Basics for Writers (with panelists Natalia Cornwall of Harbour Publishing and author DC Reid) and Access Copyright (with panelists Cathy Ford and DC Reid).


2:00-2:30 – Meet-n-Greet (coffee/treats/book table)

2:30-4:30BUSINESS MEETING (with one 10-minute break)

Opening Introductions from all present
Update on Writers West (Mona Fertig)
Update on Google Books Settlement (Katherine Gordan)
PANEL #1: eBook Basics for Writers
Panelists: Natalia Cornwall (Harbour Publishing), DC Reid (author)
PANEL #2: Access CopyrightForging a New Relationship         
Panelists: Cathy Ford (author), DC Reid (author)
General Discussion – time for participants to discuss issues of concern and what Writers West might focus on in the future.

4:30-6:00 –Potluck feast and tour of the land

6:00 til late — Continuing celebration elsewhere (location TBA)

We hope you can join us! The Gabriola Commons is a beautiful pastoral setting — a former goat farm now collectively owned by the community.

Your organizing committee for the Spring Writers Gathering is: Sandy Frances Duncan, Mona Fertig, Kim Goldberg, Katherine Gordon and George Szanto.

About Kim Goldberg

Kim Goldberg is a poet, journalist and the author of 8 books of poetry and nonfiction. Latest titles: DEVOLUTION (poems of ecopocalypse), UNDETECTABLE (her Hep C journey in haibun), RED ZONE (poems of homelessness) and RIDE BACKWARDS ON DRAGON: a poet's journey through Liuhebafa. She lives in Nanaimo, BC. Contact: goldberg@ncf.ca
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1 Response to Spring Writers Gathering on Gabriola

  1. wayne says:

    dam….wish we could attend….also visit our dear friends Donna and Bill Konsorado at Lantzville….too many Spring things happening up here in the mountains….Have a great one….and happy trails

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