Schedule and Timing

Though somethings will be tweaked and perhaps even swapped on this schedule, the timing and dates will all stay the same.

Make your reservations and get ready for a very fun and exciting weekend of books, wine, and writers.

Friday September 23, 2022

timeSalon A/B
5-5:30Welcome and Introductions
Announcement of Contest Winners
5:30Keynote: Chief Clarence Louie
6:00Welcome Activity For Guests/Presenters
7:00Music & Mingling
7:30Presenter Readings
There will be a cash bar and tickets for outside guests (not registered guests) to attend the readings will be available for $15 each. Tickets must be purchased before the event as tickets are limited.

After the readings are complete you may stay and mingle.

Saturday September 24, 2022

timeSalon A/BMerlot RoomZinfandel RoomChardonnay Room
9:30Introductions and Wake Up!
10:00PANEL – What’s your writing process?Get to the Finish Line: Strategies for the First Draft – with Christina MeyersThe Wild Self – with Natalie AppletonAll about Agents – with Jonas Saul
11:00Writer’s Block: Why there’s no such thing, and how to get around it anyway – with Pulp LiteratureWho Owns It? Creating LGBTQ and other diverse characters with sensitivity and authenticity – with Finnian BurnettPoetic Devices: The Secret Ingredient for Every Genre – with Laurie Anne Fuhrpitches with Jonas Saul
12:00pitches & blue pencils
1:00PANEL – Paths to publishingEco-Mysteries and Thrillers: Building Great Fiction from Facts – with Dave ButlerWriting through the Seasons – with Laura ThomasFriesen Press
2:00PANEL – Ask me anything! – with multiple presentersThe Bones of a Great Story – with Corinna ChongWriting Good Poetry – What Publishers Want – with Laurie Anne Fuhrpitches & blue pencils with Douglas & McIntyre
3:00Market Hall – Support our supporters!Not So Happily Ever After Storytelling Workshop – with Andrew BuckleyPANEL – Ask a poet anything! – with all our poet presenterspitches & blue pencils with Douglas & McIntyre
4:00Market HallPANEL – Cross Creative InspirationTap Your Way to Creativity – with Mehrnaz MassoudiWrite On: literary devices and techniques that you can apply to any genre of writing – with Miranda Krogstad
5:00Market Hall
6:00Market Hall & Mingling
7:00Time Family of Wines Wine Tasting
8:00Live Action Slush

You’re welcome to stay and visit for a while after the slush pile is complete.

Blue Pencils and Pitches will be interspersed throughout the day to allow everyone a break at noon.

For the Wine Tasting, you will be able to purchase wine, but not open it until in your room or home.

A cash bar will be available for those who would like a glass of wine.


There will be vendors with tables in SALON A/B.

More information will be coming very soon.

Sunday September 25, 2022

Let us know if you’re coming! If there is enough interest and prepaid tickets, then a wine tasting tour to the Oliver District Wine Village will be arranged. So, at this time, this event is pending a show of interest.