B.C. Writers Summit to feature 2 accomplished keynote speakers

The BC Writers Federation has announced its third annual online BC Writers Summit, May 8-13, featuring two keynote speakers and a series of inspiring speakers from BC and beyond.

“This year’s theme is ‘What’s Next,'” said executive director Brian Mortensen. “We hope to help summit participants from across the province and beyond take the next step in their own writing journey while exploring craft, career and community.”

During the six-day summit, three online events will be held each day, live-streamed via Zoom. These events will be recorded and made available to attendees within a month of the summit. While discounted pricing is available for members of the BC Writers Federation, the summit is open to all interested writers.

“We are particularly pleased to welcome two keynote speakers to the 2023 summit,” Mortensen said.

Monique Gray Smith is an award-winning bestselling author known for incorporating Aboriginal culture, worldview and history into her stories. Her books cover a wide range of ages, themes and emotions.

Angela Ackerman is a writing coach, international speaker, and co-author of the bestselling Thesaurus of Emotions and its many sequels. Her guides are sourced by universities, recommended by agents and editors, and used by novelists and screenwriters around the world.

The summit will feature nine other presenters, including Paul Bae, author of You Suck, Sir, and award-winning audio playwright and producer of The Black Tapes and the Big Loop.

There will also be a presentation by Thea Lim, author of The Minute Ocean, which was shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Award, translated into three languages ​​and selected for television.

For registration information and a full list of demos, visit bcwriters.ca/summit.

Brendan Hickola

Book Vernon

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