Mission Writers & Readers Festival
In celebration of publishing -- self publishing, traditional publishing, electronic publishing and more!
Each year UFV joins with the Lifetime Learning Centre Society and the Fraser Valley Regional Library to present the Mission Writers & Readers Festival held at UFV's Mission campus.
The event is for anyone who loves to read or write and will feature guest speakers, workshops, author readings, and more.
8th Annual Writers' and Readers' Festival -
Inspiring Writers and Readers 2015
Date: March 07, 2015
Time:10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
UFV Mission Campus, Heritage Park Centre
33700 Prentis Avenue, Mission BC
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- Keynote Speaker
Emily Pohl-Weary an award-winning author has published six books, a series of girl pirate comics,
and her own literary magazine. She is the 2014 Toronto Public Library system's
eWriter-in-Residence for Young Voices and will be the 2015 Kuldip Gill - Writer in Residence
at University of the Fraser Valley. Her most recent novel for teens, Not Your Ordinary Wolf Girl,
was published by Penguin Razorbill (Canada) and Skyscape (U.S.A.) in fall 2013. A new collection of
her poetry, Ghost Sick, will be released in February 2015. She is currently working on a new teen novel,
and revising a feature film screenplay, Life on the Edge, which received financing from Astral Media's
Greenberg Fund. Emily also has a passion for leading creative writing workshops that focus on
writing skills, creative empowerment, learning tools for conflict-resolution, and finding your unique voice.
Workshops from our 2015 Festival
Q & A on Writing and Publishing - Evelyn Lau
Down the Rabbit Hole: Writing for Children & Young Adults - Lois Peterson
Having Fun with Rejections - Daniela Elza
Rise of the Poetry Video: How to make the Trend a Friend - Chris Gilpin
Capturing History - John Carroll
Workshop Title be Confirmed - Emily Pohl-Weary