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.

Wed Feb 13 Janie Chang: The Past is a Foreign country cancelled due to snowstorm, rescheduled to Wed Jun 12

Wed Mar 13 Spiritual Panel hosted by Ross Waddell

This panel featured Kathleen Schmitt, Kevin Spenst, and Alfred De Pew, who discussed their experiences with various aspects of spirituality

Wed Apr 10 Poetry and Publishing Heidi Greco and Megan Williams

Literary segment
Surrey poet Heidi Greco read and discussed poetry from her most recent books.

Business of Writing segment
Megan Williams Sand Megan Williams described three types of publishing.H

Wed May 8

Literary segment

Anne-Marie Drosso short stories

Cairo-born Anne-Marie Drosso read from her latest short story collection, Hookah Nights, and discussed the Egyptian history that inspired them.

Business of Writing segment
Megan Williams
The principal of The Self Publishing Agency, Megan shared strategies on publicizing and marketing your book.


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CA–Metro Vancouver News & Events

Whistler Independent Book Awards deadline for entries is today – April 30.

NEXT EVENT: Wed May 8 at 7 pm – Author Anne Marie Drosso reads from her Egyptian stories and Marketing Strategist Megan Williams shares bookselling techniques.

May 16 to 19: CanWrite! 2019 – Canadian Authors national conference takes place at the beautiful University of British Columbia campus in Vancouver, B.C. Click here for more info or to register.

CA–Victoria News & Events


Workshop – Memoir as Muse with Betsy Warland
Sunday, April 28 from 10 am to 4 pm
Registration is closed as this event is full as of Sat Mar 30/19/