UPDATES and NEWS

Hotels in the Area of WCWF 2022

I’ve received many emails asking about where to stay in September for the Wine Country Writers’ Festival.

According to many event coordinators, this summer and fall is the time of cancelled and missed events. The phones are ringing off the hook and things are being booked quickly.

Just think of all those young couples who put their weddings off for two years, and of course the WCWF! We’ve had the hotel book since 2019!!

The entire Wine Country Writers’ Festival will be held at the Penticton Lakeside Resort and Conference Centre. The venue is modern, clean, and offering a rate of $169** per night (this is for 2 queen beds), but you must tell them that you’re a registered guest of WCWF.

**Please enquire about extra charges like taxes and parking.

Here are some pictures of the hotel and it’s location at the end of Main Street Penticton, right on Okanagan Lake.

Phone the hotel DIRECT at 1-250-493-8221 to secure a room. (If you use the 1-800 # then you’ll end up with a central reservation system that isn’t located in Penticton and they’ll know nothing about the WCWF).

If the hotel is full, then you can take a look at some other hotels in the area. These are completely separate from the WCWF, have not been checked, and info is provided only for your information.

Days Inn Penticton (250) 980-3952 –10 minute walk

Penticton Ramada  (250) 492-8926 –15- 20 minute walk

Best Western Penticton  (250) 493-0311 –10 minute drive

There are also many Air BnB’s in the area and even some camping… The key is thinking forward and booking for September.

So that’s a good place to start, otherwise google and search. 🤗

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Registration Opens in Less than a Month

Hi All. Just a quick update to let you know the shaking and groovin’ behind the scenes is still going full throttle.

We’re working hard to make Wine Country Writers’ Festival (WCWF) a fun, informative, and buzz worthy event–all for you!

It’s shaping up to be a one-of-a-kind event that isn’t your typical writing festival.

Remember we are intentionally “boutique” in nature. This means we’re dedicated to providing the networking opportunity, as well as, work-shops, speakers, readings, and of course … a sip or two of wine.

Sponsor and supporter of WCWF–Thank You!

So keep your eyes open everyone! Registration will open the afternoon of April 25th, 2022. Early Bird pricing will be in effect for a very short period of time.

Stay tuned….

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Happy March Everyone! This September Wine Country Writers’ Festival Will be Live!

Hello and Happy March!

After a long two year hiatus we’ll finally be meeting live in Penticton, British Columbia for the September 23/24 Wine Country Writers’ Festival.

The phones are ringing and the elves (that would be me and Jim) are getting everything in order for the event.

Watch for April 25th!!

Why?

Well …

  • The Guests of Honour and Presenters will be Announced!
  • The Judges for this years WCWF Writing Contest will be announced.
  • Registration will open! Whoop Whoop!!

How can it get much better than that?

Well, I’m glad you asked…

Meet our newest sponsor! Did I hear there’d be wine tasting? Hmm…


Time Family of Wine is located on Martin Street in Penticton, British Columbia. We’re so excited to have them on board with Wine Country Writers’ Festival. They will be playing an integral part of our Festival.

If you’re in the local area, you can stop for lunch or a wine tasting experience. Tell them we sent you.

The Festival this year will take place at The Penticton Lakeside Resort and Conference Centre. A block of rooms has been put aside for our guests.

Please book very soon as things are filling up very quickly. With restrictions being lifted, live events are all the rage and the hotel is booking rooms very quickly.

Tell the reservations desk that you’re attending the Wine Country Writers’ Festival and you’ll be given the discounted rate of $170 for a standard two queen bed room.

The Penticton Lakeside Hotel and Conference Centre: Phone: (250) 493-8221

In the coming weeks there will be many posts to inform you all of the goings on and what to expect.

Right now, the important thing will be to register as soon as possible and book your room.

Follow this blog for further information.

Talk soon.

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Check the Presenters Page…

Wow…what awesome talent we have presenting for the Wine Country Writer’s Festival.

We will have a classes on ….

  • poetry
  • flash fiction
  • building your brand
  • memoir
  • how to build a story…
  • creative nonfiction
  • collaborative editing

And that’s just the beginning.

There’s also the Master Class, a writing contest, blue pencils, and you can even pitch to an agent or publisher….

Wowsers! There’s so much going on.

Don’t hesitate to contact me at wcwfestival@gmail.com

Remember: the Saturday workshops are Free to attend.

  • A six minute pitch to an agent or publisher is $25
  • A blue pencil is only $15
  • Master Class which is all about query letters/publishing world is only $20
  • To enter the fiction/nonfiction/or poetry contest is only $15
  • and the networking and learning….is priceless!

Payments are accepted via e-transfer or PayPal.

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What’s on the Virtual Agenda?

On the Presenters Page you’ll now see what workshop they’ll be doing

I looked at it and was flabbergasted that these workshops are FREE!

Oh My Goodness!! So much to learn and garner from these experts.

Whether you’re looking for a class on building a story, collaborative editing, building your brand–it’s all here. WOW!

Take a look and register soon. The space is limited.

And remember the Master Class is ONLY $20. Sam Hiyate of The Rights Agency will talk about query letters and what agents and publishers are seeking. Don’t miss it. This 2.5-3 hours class will be well worth the small fee.

What are you waiting for?

Questions? Email: wcwfestival@gmail.com