Introducing Kelley Jo Burke who won first place for her short story Everything’s Got a Moral, if Only You Can Find it. She wasn’t able to attend the Festival so sent us these awesome pix when she received her certificate and anthology in the mail.
Huge congratulations to you Kelley Jo! In her recent note to WCWF, Kelley noted that these pix were taken by Eric Eggertson and that she’d see us next September! YAY!!🎉🎉
If you won or placed in the WCWF 2nd Annual Writing Contest, send us a picture with your certificate and anthology. Always celebrate the victories–it’s a big deal!
It feels like we planned for the in-person Wine Country Writers’ Festival for–EV–errrrrrr!
Finally, on September 23 and 24, 2022, it all came true and it was fantastic.
The energy was palpable as we talked writing, craft, and business for the first time in what seems like a lifetime. There were readings, talks, lessons, music, food, and wine… A little of everything to get us recharged to take over our creative endeavors.
The same venue at the Penticton Lakeside Hotel and Conference Centre has been booked for next year and we decided to expand the Festival to include Sunday.
Save the dates: September 22, 23, 24, 2023.
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Here are a few pix from the 2022 Festival!
Below we have Mike Arcand (center), Owner/Operator of The Raven’s Oddities, the sponsor of the WCWFestival Writing Contest. The entire list of winners is on the website under the Contest Tab.
Also on stage is Kara Antifeau (R) the WCWFestival Contest Co-ordinator.
Here are some of the winners who were able to also make it to the Festival.
A little bit of wine at the Wine Country Writers’ Festival. Thank you Time Winery.
More pix to come soon. Save the dates for next year. Stay in touch.
It’s pretty dang hot out there, but the days are getting shorter and the sun a little less intense.
We’re getting closer to that beautiful September weather and of course the Wine Country Writers’ Festival.
We just wanted to let you know that if you don’t already subscribe to the newsletter it may be a great time to do so. We’re offering a $20 registration discount with a coupon code, but only through the newsletter.
Please keep in mind that this is a LIVE-IN-PERSON event.
If you saw a discount on the website, but didn’t take advantage, there’s still another chance.
Registration for the entire Festival is $179–which is a super fantastic deal but, you can get a $20 discount through the newsletter. This is a limited time offer.
The newsletter also contains some suggestions for Blue Pencils and Pitches.
Everyone who signed up for the blue pencil/pitch will be notified by email in the next two to three weeks so please ensure that your documents are ready to forward to us.
You should be putting your finishing touches on now.
While you may not get your first choice for blue pencil, please know that each person doing the blue pencils are seasoned and trained writers. Each has a unique perspective and you’ll be in good hands no matter who you speak to.
Prepare your work and wait for the email.
The specific appointment times for pitches and blue pencils will be provided in your registration package. It will be during the day Saturday September 24th.
Remember a blue pencil is not an edit. It’s a discussion of your work, your style, and suggestions how to make it stronger.
Pitches are a discussion about representation and your work. Prepare your documents to include a query, comparables, a synopsis, and bio.
Don’t hesitate to email email@example.com if you have any questions.
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