A Message from the Chair

Hello Everyone:

Less than 30 more sleeps until the third-biennial CCWWP Conference begins at UBC on May 15, 2014. Okay, I admit that’s a pretty childish way to count the time left, but isn’t that how we calculate the build-up to something exciting?

And the conference will be both lots of fun and highly educational. We are hoping for at least 200 delegates from all our constituent groups: from students, from writers, from publishers and editors and teachers of writing. So, here’s why you should get right on your computer and register, if you have not already done so:

  • Keynote addresses by three internationally famous writers: Joseph Boyden, Lisa Moore and Amy Bloom
  • the chance to hear from representatives of writers’ groups from Australia, England and the United States
  • a lively book and magazine fair that’s open to all delegates and to the public
  • a chance to meet writers and teachers from all across the country
  • readings from established and up-and-coming writers featured in literary magazines
  • the hilarity of First Page Challenge, during which agents and editors give their first reactions to writers first pages of work
  • a hot and zany cabaret hosted by Vancouver writer Amber Dawn
  • more panels and presentations than you can shake a red pencil at
  • And the chance to schmooze, kibitz, mingle and get to know new people and reconnect with old friends

Don’t wait. Don’t procrastinate. Register today. As the outgoing chair (in both senses of the word!) of the CCWWP board, I look forward to seeing you in Vancouver.

Lynne van Luven, CCWWP Board Chair

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