Be inspired by the beauty around us

September 22-24, 2023
Penticton Lakeside Resort

Located in the heart of wine country in British Columbia, Canada, we are all about helping writers of all genres, ages, levels, and interests. Our goal is to have a celebration and Festival for all writers, not only to improve their craft, hone their business know-how, but also to connect with other like-minded individuals to garner a sense of support and community. Come and raise a glass of wine to great writing, to learning, and being inspired by the beauty around us.

Sunny lake view that overlooks stunning vineyard and fall colours.
An Okanagan Vineyard. Source Malibu Dreams
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Registration is a TWO-STEP process

Step 1: Registration OPENS MAY 31, 2023

Register with your information

Click the “REGISTER HERE” button to the right. You’ll be redirected to the required information form for registration. You can choose a presenter for Blue Pencil or a Pitch, but it is not required. After you’ve completed the form then return to the website to PAY.

Step 2: Pay registration fee

Full registration for the event is completed when both the registration form and the payment have been received.

Payment should be sent by e-transfer to wcwfestival@gmail.com Please put REGISTRATION in the notes.

If you’re adding the Wine Tasting Experience please put ADD ON WINE TASTING

or via

PAYPAL using a credit card below. Note: If you prefer to be invoiced by WCWF just forward an email and we’ll make it happen.

Registration Opens May 31, 2023

Register for WCWF! $189

Early bird registration for Wine Country Writers’ Festival. This low price of $189 includes all three days. All workshops, panels, readings, blue pencil appointment, one pitch, slush, and more…


Wine Tasting Experience to Oliver Wine Village $42 per person

Join in the fun and head to the Oliver Wine Village via Trolley from 1-4PM on Sunday 24, 2023. *must be 19 years+* Limited Space. This fee covers transportation to and from the Oliver Wine District and a special group wine tasting. All other fees/food/purchases are the responsibility of the guest. Please LIST THE GUEST NAME in the COMMENTS. Thank You.



  • Early bird pricing: $189 for all workshops, keynote, panels, pitches and more. Early bird pricing available only until July 31, 2023.
  • Festival pricing: $219 as of Aug. 1, 2023 for all workshops, keynote, panels, pitches and more.

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“The Wine Country Writer’s Festival is exactly as glorious as it sounds. Great company, enriching programming and perfectly paired socializing opportunities. I travelled all the way from Alberta for it and will do it again next year.”

Cari Frame

“Fun, informative event – interesting people. Totally a winner!”

Aggie S.