Shuswap Word on the Lake Festival 2013
If you are an aspiring or amateur writer in British Columbia you may want to keep the weekend of May 24 – May 26 open because Salmon Arm will become the province’s literary hot spot as the Shuswap Association of Writers presents the 10th annual Word on the Lake Readers and Writers Festival.
The festival promises to be well worth the trip to B.C.’s scenic lakeside town as it brings together a talented group of artists to produce a series of workshops and presentations. This year’s presenters include Governor General’s Award winner George Bowering, YA/romance author Eileen Cook, and Mona Fertig of Mother Tongue Publishing. Admission to the festival also gives you a 20-minute one-on-one “blue pencil” session where a presenter of your choosing will review some of your writing and offer editing and advice based on their years of experience.
A full weekend pass is only $180, if purchased before May 13, and includes access to all workshops, presentations and signings as well as a Saturday lunch and Sunday breakfast. Passes can be purchased by completing a registration form on the festival website.
If you can’t make it to the festival the Shushwap Association of Writers also has writing contest open to all BC residents, with the chance to have your work published in the Word on the Lake’ 10th Anniversary Anthology
Presenters at Word on The Lake 2013 include:
Burning Water by George Bowering
Getting Revenge on Lauren Wood
Baychimo: Artic Ghost Ship
We Can Be Heroes
Scott Fitzgerald Gray
Outcasts of River Falls
Cheats, Charlatans, and Chicanery