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.
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. Final decision to delay to 2021 will be made no later than July 17th, 2020.
ONE WEEK WORKSHOPS - AUGUST 17 - 23, 2020
9 AM to 1 PM each day | Earlybird Tuition: $750
FOUR-DAY WORKSHOPS - AUGUST 17 - 20, 2020
9 AM - 1 PM each day | Earlybird Tuition $475
THREE-DAY WORKSHOPS - AUGUST 21 - 23, 2020
9 AM - 1 PM each day | Earlybird Tuition $375
THREE-DAY YOUTH WORKSHOPS - AUGUST 17 - 19 OR 21 - 23, 2020
For writers up to Age 18 | Tuition $50
Afternoons: Panel discussions & free time
Evenings: Readings, receptions & performance time
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.