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.