Tonight’s Topic, by Vickie Jensen:

Vickie Jensen will tell what tough but essential lessons she has learned in 50 years of writing and publishing non-fiction. Specifically:

  • What advice she would give her younger self.
  • What are the advantages and challenges of working with traditional publishing houses (U of Wash Press, Douglas & McIntyre, Harbour Publishing) vs self publishing (her own company is Westcoast Words).
  • How can a writer make a living in today’s world.


Date: Wednesday January 18th

Time: 7pm PST – The program will be approximately 1 hour.

Location: Zoom meeting – link will be sent to registrants (see below for registration form).




About The Speaker:

Vickie Jensen is a writer of non-fiction, photographer and editor. Vickie has written about Aboriginal culture and people for more than 30 years, and with her husband Jay Powell has produced nearly 40 schoolbooks issued in a several Aboriginal languages.That focus has resulted in 14 non-fiction works on topics ranging from carving totem poles, to women who work B.C.’s workboats and how to build an underwater robot. Mary-Anne also volunteers with the Global South and recently travelled to Ecuador and Kenya on assignment with Global Affairs Canada.

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