Updates and News

UPDATES and NEWS

Do You Need Help to Enhance Your Creativity?

If you answered yes (or sometimes), then come take a workshop with Mehrnaz Massoudi.

She will be leading a workshop on tapping! As she gives us all take-away tools to enhance our creativity and get writing.

Mahrnaz will also be doing a reading from her book on Friday evening from her book Never Without Love.

Register now for the Wine Country Writers’ Festival.

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Come Find Your Power at WCWF!

Wine Country Writers’ Festival (WCWF) is inching closer and closer.

The summer is winding down and it’s time to get yourself registered and ready to reconnect with the writing community.

Registration is $179 for all the events.

  • First class workshops
  • Panels
  • Q and A
  • Readings
  • Door prizes
  • fcfs Free Pitches
  • fcfs Free Blue Pencils
  • Wine tasting and genre pairing
  • Slush Pile
  • Keynote
  • Zoom In–agent and publisher
  • Fantastic Sponsors
  • …And so much more.

Come Find Your Power!

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Registration for Wine Country Writers’ Festival

Writing Festival September 23, 24, 2022. Penticton, BC

CA$179.00

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Discounts Only Through Newsletter. And Blue Pencils…

Hi Everyone!

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.

Be set.

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 wcwfestival@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Stay cool. Keep writing. Subscribe to the newsletter–you may find it informative.

For now… read this and own your craft. xo

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Wine Country Writers’ Festival Community Building…

A note to all writers, poets, and creatives… Don’t let another person–editor, writer, family, writer’s group, or the lil devil on your shoulder–crush a dream.

Writing events like WCWFestival facilitate the sense of community and can boost your confidence.

Build a community of support and continue to learn and hone your craft. Always be YOU. ❤️

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WCWFestival Just Added ANOTHER Quality Presenter and Other News…

How many times have you felt so stressed and overwhelmed that you stop writing?

You convince yourself that the creative process is blocked and there are too many negatives in your way to continue…

Meet Penticton local Mehrnaz Massoudi. She will be leading a 50 minute workshop on providing hands on techniques to learn to handle stress while also opening up the creative centers within.

Check out the presenter page. I’m so excited to take her class as this is something I’ve wanted to learn for a very long time.

Contest is Closed

We received entries from all over the world this year. We’re excited to see the contest grow and this allows us in coming years to up the prize monies.

All the entries are now off to the judges below and will all be coordinated carefully to ensure all the rules are followed and everyone is on equal grounds.

We look forward to the judges coming back with the results and then getting started on the 2022 WCWF Anthology.

A Word About Registration

The registration has been steady and constant. We only have room for 150 guests.

If you want a blue pencil critique or a pitch to an agent or publisher, please know that those appointments are dwindling.

Current registration is $179. (There may be a special at $159 going on until Sunday August 14, 2022. Email: Faye wcwfestival@gmail.com and mention this post. 😉)

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Have a great evening everyone. Thanks for reading. Any questions? Let us know.

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The Contest Page.

Hi Everybody.

I just wanted to let you know that some glitch occurred within the last few days and the Contest Page reverted back to last years.

The WCWF contest is closed and the entries will be forwarded to our outstanding judges. The bio’s will be reposted asap.

Judging the Poetry: Sally Quon.

Judging the Fiction: Garry Litke.

Judging the Non-Fiction: Darcy Nybo.

We want to give the judges enough time to properly read and mull over the entries.

Thank you for your patience.

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Writing contest is Closing Very Soon

On Friday July 29th at 23:59:59 the 2nd Annual Wine Country Writers’ Festival writing contest will come to a close.

Remember this is Vancouver, BC time (same as Seattle, Portland and LA) ! Don’t miss the deadline.

One entry is $15 or two for $25.

Three prizes in three categories— Fiction, Non-Fiction, and Poetry. All winners will be published in the anthology and receive a copy.

The first place winners in each category will also receive complimentary entry to next years WCWF Festival (A value of $179). This will be in September 2023 in Penticton, B C. (Travel and accommodation not included).

Get that entry in on time and good luck.

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Blue Pencils and Pitches are Filling Up

Hello all you lovely writers.

I just want to touch base and let you know that if you’re interested in doing a pitch or a blue pencil, the spots are assigned on a first come/first served basis.

The selection should have been made when you registered.

If you registered early and want to change then email Faye at wcwfestival@gmail.com

There’s no guarantee that something can be changed, but we did add Douglas and McIntyre and Imagine Press just a few weeks ago.

Prairie Soul is now full and will not be taking anymore pitches at the WCWF. Same for Jen Landels.

Christina Myers is full for blue pencils.

BUT… The good news is that there are still many openings. Make sure you put a couple of choices down when you register.

And pitches…. there’s still some space available.

Blue Pencil appointments and instruction will be sent out in mid August.

Blue pencils put another set of eyes on your work and can be so helpful as you move forward in a project. If you can’t get the person you want, move on to the next–it still makes a difference.

Registration is open. Blue pencils and pitch are free with paid registration on fcfs basis.

Price is now $159. Increase in August to $179.