Monday, Mar 18, 2024

Robert McCullough

Ongoing Monthly meetings and Guest Speaker Series North Vancouver City Library, 3rd-floor meeting room, 7-8:30pm

Please join us with host Lisa Bagshaw when she chats with Robert McCullough, Publisher of Appetite by Random House and a Vice-President of Penguin Random House of Canada. After twenty-one successful years at Whitecap Books, Robert started a new imprint in Vancouver for Penguin Random House of Canada, where he has been creating a carefully curated collection of food, drink, and lifestyle titles since 2012. Appetite’s list has produced more than ten Globe and Mail Bestsellers and 5 New York Times Bestsellers, including Seven Spoons by Tara O’Brady, Plenty More by Yotam Ottolenghi, The Sobo Cookbook by Lisa Ahier, Butter Baked Goods by Rosie Daykin, The Soup Sisters Cookbook by Sharon Hapton and What’s For Dinner by Curtis Stone.

Monday, Apr 15, 2024

Erin Soros

Erin Soros

With her trademark interview style, NSWA’s Lisa Bagshaw will be hosting Erin Soros who writes fiction, nonfiction, poetry and critical theory. Erin researches trauma-induced psychosis and the police and psychiatric response to it. Her writing honours include The Malahat Review Long Poem Prize, inclusion in Best Canadian Poetry 2020, Gold at the National Magazine Awards for One of a Kind Storytelling and Silver at the National Magazine Awards for poetry. In 2023, Erin won the Writers’ Union of Canada’s Short Prose Competition for Emerging Writers for her piece “Please Don’t Do This To Me”.

Location: North Vancouver City Library, 3rd-floor meeting room, 7-8:30pm

Wednesday, Mar 6, 2024

Dare To Be Heard

On Wednesdays and in person! Join us, 7:00–8:30pm, for a special evening featuring readings from Capilano University Creative Writing students, followed by an opportunity to read your work (prose or poetry) to an in-person, supportive audience. Not a critique group, but enthusiastic support is provided. Free to members and non-members alike. Bring your work to read, or come simply to listen.

Location: North Vancouver City Library, 1st floor program room

Saturday, Mar 9, 2024

Saturday Morning Write-In (via Zoom)

Our popular Saturday morning write-ins (10 am to noon, the second Saturday of the month) are ongoing. This informal, supportive group starts with a short warm-up exercise, then lets you focus on individual projects. Writing doesn’t need to be lonely! Working together gives us energy and discipline that we can’t get toiling at our desks alone. Grab a coffee and write together via Zoom.