Surrey Muse Reading this Friday Oct 27

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I’m the book signing author at Surrey Muse this coming Friday

Here are the details . . .

Surrey Muse meets (5:30 – 8:30 pm) every Fourth Friday of each month except December.

Presenters
Three presenters (Author, Poet, Artist/Performer) use 20 minutes each. Each presentation is followed by 10 minutes of discussion/questions. A host cannot reduce/change time allocation. An online profile is posted at Surrey Muse web page for each presenter before the meeting. A Data Projector can be made available if needed. A microphone is not allowed. Photographs may be taken and/or videos may be made for our blog and Facebook pages. A permanent link will be added to Surrey Muse Sidebar in ‘Featured’ links for each presenter (please send yours if it’s not there). An event report (hopefully) will also be published. At this time, there is no honorarium for presenters.

CD/DVD/Book Signing
Another author/performer who has launched a book or a cd/dvd in the previous three months is invited to be available for Signing. The author/performer is introduced by the host to read for 7-10 minutes at the beginning of the meeting, and they will have a table to display/sign/sell any or all of their titles. This is an optional item of our program.

Refreshments
There can be two 10-minute breaks or one 15-minute break. A host can reduce the duration/number of breaks to make up for lost time.

Open Mic
35-40 minutes of Open Mic with 7 minutes for the Opener, and 5 minutes for each participant. A host can take no more than 5-7 minutes to make up for lost time. Begins with the Opener. Book Table provides the sign-up sheet. Open Mic presenters may be mentioned in event reports, may appear in photographs and videos, and may be on our People page. Bring your poems, short fiction, creative prose, art, songs.

Book Table
All Presenters, Hosts and Participants can place their books, CDs, DVDs and art for sale at the Book Table without any cost.

Events are free
Donations are welcome and much needed.

Venue
#405 – City Centre Library
10350 University Drive
Surrey, BC V3T 4B8
(604) 598-7420

Huzzah!

 

the muse

We’re in the last few days before the book launch, and truth be told I’m vibrating with excitement.

It’s also true that some unavoidable family stuff has come up,  so at least some of my attention and energy is directed that way too.

I am looking forward to a long long sleep on Sunday Oct 22.

 

So . . . that happened.

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I finished Blood Rain a few weeks ago, in April 2017.

I’ve signed a contract with Canadian indie publisher Filidh Books.  When I know more about release dates and book signings and readings and all that jazz, I’ll update here, along with links to the publisher’s website.

It took me twelve years of on-again, off-again writing to finish Blood Rain. It’s gross and scary and funny. I hope you’ll like it.

I’m hard at work on Downward Dog. 

The story I want to be able to tell at parties is that writing the first novel took twelve years, but writing the second only took four months.

Even if it takes longer than that, I might tell that story anyway. (Writers are such liars).

Readings and AMA tonight

The Federation of British Columbia Writers and New West Writers are co-sponsoring an evening of readings. The readings will feature the work of some of the New West Writers as well as that of some talented writer friends of NWW and the Fed. After every reading there will be an author A.M.A. (“ask me anything”).

Light refreshments will be provided.

George Mackie Library 

8440 – 112th Street, Delta, BC

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

7:00 PM

And the winner is . . .

Youth Writing Contest winner

Chelsea Comeau impresses Valerie B.-Taylor award judges with her short story “Daniel”

Chelsea Comeau is a writer whose work has appeared in Quills and CV2. In 2014 she attended the Banff Centre’s Writing With Style Programme with Lorna Crozier, and she attends annual retreats in Honeymoon Bay with Patrick Lane. In January 2015, she was chosen as the Canadian winner of Leaf’s Press’ Overleaf chapbook contest.

Now she can add the Federation of BC Writers’ 2015 Youth Writing Contest to her growing list of literary credentials. We have a feeling Chelsea will be a young writer to watch in the coming years – and to read. Her winning entry “Daniel” will be published in the Spring edition of WordWorks Magazine, which comes out late March.

To all the entrants in this years contest, congratulations! The judges were impressed with the originality or your ideas and the quality of your work. We hope you will keep on writing and submitting your stories.