writer’s workshops in Vancouver

Sandra Wickham, Creative Ink Festival

Show Notes

  • Sandra has a fitness competition and mixed martial arts background
  • she’s always been a writer and a reader
  • her first short story was published in Evolve, a Vampire anthology, which launched in Brighton, England at the World Horror Convention, which she attended
  • currently, she’s working on editing three books
  • the one she’s co-writing is called, An Excuse for Whisky, but the name may change
  • Sandra started the Creative Ink Festival 5 years ago, as a one-day event modeled after a similar one in Calgary
  • it’s held in Burnaby, B.C. (a suburb of Vancouver)
  • the dates this year are March 29th to 31st
  • it is a three-day event, run by volunteers, with workshops, panel discussions, red and blue pencil events, coffee clatches … all the things you want to see at a writer’s conference.
  • you can register for the three-day event for $80.00
  • this year the feature speaker is Kelly Armstrong
  • Sandra advocates for Downe Syndrome, as she believes there is a lot of work to be done to increase awareness and break stereo types

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