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  • Jayme Moye
  • August 15, 2021 thru August 21, 2021
  • On Mountain

A week of writing workshops, panel discussions and performances of the written word in the inspirational Canadian Rocky Mountains.

The annual conference will be a mix of week-long and three-day intensive workshops held in the mornings, panel discussions in the afternoons with readings and performances in the evenings. Editors and literary agents will be present to mix with the writers over the week in addition to the workshop leaders who will include notable writers such as Jayme Moye, Sid Marty and John Keeble plus many more.
REGISTRATION is now open with a fully refundable no-risk deposit to hold a workshop spot.

  • Early registration, with or without a deposit, is encouraged to assure your spot.
  • Cancellations after July 18th will incur a $35 admin fee.
  • Scholarships are available, application deadline July 10th. Earlybird tuition pricing available until July 17th. 
  • Current members of the Federation of BC Writers and Authors of the Flathead receive 10% off their tuition.

COVID-19: The conference is designed with small classes and groups in mind, and the natural setting invites plenty of physical distancing. Intensive workshop sessions are limited to eight to ten students. Where possible, dinners will be held outside. All BC CDC Health Guidelines and Protocols will be adhered to if still a consideration at the time of the event. 


9 AM to 1 PM each day | Earlybird Tuition: $750

9 AM - 1 PM each day | Earlybird Tuition $475

  • Creative Non-Fiction, The Memoir with Pam Houston (may be increased to 1 week)
  • The Letterpress Broadside with Michael Hepher

9 AM - 1 PM each day | Earlybird Tuition $375

  • Mixed Genre—Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction, Poetry with Tom Wayman
  • Creative Non-Fiction - Instructor TBA
  • Fiction - Instructor TBA
  • Finding Your Voice with Keith Liggett

For writers up to Age 18 | Tuition $50 


Mornings: Workshops
Afternoons: Panel discussions & free time
Evenings: Readings, receptions & performance time


Fernie Lodging Company and Lizard Creek Lodge are offering special conference rates. Contact directly for rates and reservations. 

The Fernie Writers Conference and the Tamarack Workshop Society (a BC non-profit society) offer graduate-style writers workshops open to writers of all abilities. The workshops focus on developing craft and bringing the writer to a new awareness in their work.


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