Only a 20 minute ferry ride from the coast, the Bowen Island Write on Bowen writers festival offers workshops and panel presentations in a distinctly non-metropolitan setting. Presenters include SiWC alum Bernice Lever and George McWhirter. The festival is this weekend, July 11 to 13, and features presentations on screenplay writing, memoir writing, poetry for youth, publishing options, lyric writing, freelance writing, sourcing your inspiration, and poetry writing. Cost is $20.00 for members of the Bowen Island Arts Council (BIAC), $25.00 for non-members, and panel presentations are free! Full details at http://www.biac.ca/writersfestival.