Traci Skuce: “Narrative Embodiment”

Traci’s gift Connect with Traci Traci Skuce lives in Cumberland, BC.  Her fiction and personal essays have appeared in several literary journals across North America. Most recently,  she was long-listed for the 2019 CBC Short Story Prize, and a runner-up for the 2019 Prism Short-short fiction prize and has been nominated for several Pushcart awards. […]

Nadia Colburn: “Align Your Story”

Nadia’s gift: Free 5 day meditation and writing challenge Connect with Nadia Nadia Colburn, PhD, is the founder of Align Your Story writing school, which offers holistic online classes for poets, creative nonfiction and memoir writers. She’s the author of the poetry book The High Shelf and her poetry and prose have been widely published […]

Tanvi Bhatia: “Submitting to Literary Magazines”

Connect with Tanvi Tanvi Bhatia is a writer, facilitator, and community organizer living on the unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. She is currently pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing at UBC, and is Prose Editor at PRISM international. Her work can be found in SAD Magazine, Space Magazine, […]

Rachel Thompson: “Luminous Writing”

Rachel’s gift: The Write & Light Course Connect with Rachel Poet and memoirist Rachel Thompson (she/her), is an editor with Room literary magazine and teaches online creative writing courses for luminous writers. Rachel is the host of the Write, Publish, and Shine Podcast.

Jane Brunette: “Writing From the Soul”

Jane’s gift: Writing From the Soul Connect with Jane Jane Brunette teaches and writes about meditation, spirituality and creating a soulful life in challenging times. She created Writing from the Soul, an approach to writing that has sprouted groups around the world, and she mentors individuals in writing and spiritual practice. Trained in psychotherapy and […]

Caroline Donahue: “Getting Past the Discipline Hangover”

Caroline’s gift: Your Writing Year 2021 Connect with Caroline Caroline Donahue is an American writer, writing coach, and Podcaster based in Berlin. The host of The Secret Library, she’s interviewed over 150 writers about what it takes to write and publish a book. She’s also the author of Story Arcana: Tarot for Writers and the […]

Matt Bowes: “Traditional Publishing with an Independent Press”

Connect with Matt Matt Bowes is the General Manager of NeWest Press. An avid film fan, he co-hosts “Bollywood is for Lovers”, a bi-weekly podcast on Hindi cinema. He has also presented two film series at Edmonton’s Metro Cinema Society, a monthly series comparing comic books and film called Graphic Content, and a retrospective on […]

Mary Adkins: “What Not to Do During Your First Draft”

Mary’s gift: Revision Pyramid Connect with Mary Mary Adkins is the author of the novels When You Read This (Indie Next Pick and “Best Book of 2019” by Good Housekeeping) and Privilege (New York Post Best Book of the Week). Her books have been published in 13 countries, and her next novel Palm Beach will […]

Emily Perkins: “A Road Map to Self-Publishing”

Emily’s Gift: Enter to win Editor’s Manuscript Evaluation and a $500 discount from Friesen Press Connect with Emily Emily Perkins is the Senior Publishing Consultant at FriesenPress – the largest publishing services provider in Canada. Her publishing career spans over 20 years – and the globe. She spent years in Amsterdam working in graphic design […]

Domi Shoemaker: “The Stories Inside You”

Domi’s gift: Narrative Helix Workshop Connect with Domi Domi Shoemaker is a gender-free writer who lives in Portland, Or. Domi is the co-founder of Corporeal Writing where they create and call into question  traditional styles of teaching and learning. with the writer, Lidia Yuknavitch. Domi has been published multiple times on digital literary platforms as […]