One of the coolest things to come out of the conference is the collegiality that emerges among once perfect strangers. Writers have a sacred and unusual bond, livng as we all do in the weird and wonderful worlds found inside our own gray-matter.
SiWC offers a chance to connect some of these worlds, and that's what I'd like to do with this post. If you attended the conference (or even if you just wanted to attend, but couldn't manage to make it this year) and you want to connect with fellow and sister writers, this is the place to be. Here's a chance to connect with other writers in your area.
Now, I'm just going to note the names and info of those who spoke directly to me, but if you want to start a writing group in YOUR area and I didn't mention it here -- well, then add your name and email into the comment section, and wait for the deluge! (Or trickle, as the case may be...)
Here's what I have to date. If you gave me your name and didn't pass on your email, you can add it into the comments.
Karalee Greer is moving to Kelowna and is looking to join/form a writers' group for adult fiction. firstname.lastname@example.org
From Mari Kane --
The West End Writers Workshop provides a group atmosphere for beginning, emerging and published writers to critique works-in-progress by reading and receiving feedback, to run an annual writing contest, and to occasionally host guest speakers.
WEWW meets from 7pm to 9:30 pm on the first three Tuesdays of the month from September to June at Barclay Manor in Vancouver's West End.
Colleen Friesen is looking for a group in downtown Vancouver. (Check out the West-enders, Colleen!)
Barbara Anderson gave me her name for Vancouver, too, as did Laura Vogt.
Connie Sinkler-Thomas is looking for a group in Surrey.
Laurel Bieber is looking for a group in Abbotsford.
Where else would you like to form a group? Add it to the comments!