Past Meetings and Events 2019

Wed Jan 9, 2019 
Voice: Who should tell your story? with Patricia Sandberg

Using her own memories and the stories told to her by over 150 people who lived in her hometown in northern Saskatchewan, Patricia Sandberg has penned a dramatic illustrated work of narrative non-fiction. Sun Dogs and Yellowcake – Gunnar  Mines, a Canadian Story. This book dramatizes the Cold War era when raw uranium from was casually handled by adults and children, who were unaware of the dangers of radiation. Still, most residents said it was the best place they ever lived.

Patricia talked about the voice she used to tell the story and how that carries into the self-publishing decision she made. She discussed how self-publishing can be a great option and sometimes the best option.

A former mining and securities lawyer, Patricia is now working on a novel. Sun Dogs and Yellowcake has won two international awards, was shortlisted for the Canadian Authors Fred Kerner award, and was a finalist for Whistler Independent Book Awards 2017.


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CA–Metro Vancouver News & Events

Cancellation Wed Feb13, 2019: Tonight's event with Janie Chang is cancelled due to weather concerns with ice and snow.

NEXT EVENT: Wed Mar 13 - Spiritual Panel with host Ross Waddell. Panel members include Kathleen Schmitt, Kevin Spenst, and Alfred DePew.

Save the Date: CanWrite! 2019 – May 16 to 19
Next year’s national conference takes place at the beautiful University of British Columbia campus in Vancouver, B.C. Early Bird Registration now open.

CA–Victoria News & Events


SPOTLIGHT Prose Open Mic
Tue, Feb 19
Tue, Mar 19
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Meeting location: Caffe Fantastico
965 Kings Road (at Quadra), Victoria, BC
Cost: Free admission