Our Next Meeting

Blue Pencil Sessions & Panel Discussion
“What to expect when you work with an editor”

Two free consultations with editors from the Professional Editors Association of Vancouver Island (PEAVI).

Date: Wednesday, March 2 (& April 19) 2016
Time: 7:00-8:45 pm

Place:  GVPL Central Branch
735 Broughton Street, Victoria, BC
*City Parkades, including the one under the library, are now free after 6 pm.


What do editors do? Come find out, starting on March 2nd with a panel discussion by the editors of PEAVI.  The Q&A-style discussion will be followed by FREE individual editing sessions for writers.

PEAVI editors will provide feedback on poetry and short stories, and excerpts from longer works (1200 words). Sessions last 20 to 25 minutes.

Twenty sessions are available at each of the two meetings (40 in total).
The first twelve spots each evening will be offered to authors who
pre-submit their stories or poetry. Eight (16) sessions are for cold read’ walk-in clients.

(( Please submit between February 1 and 15, 2016.))

E-Mail your work to victoriawriterssociety@gmail.com with Blue Pencil
in the subject line.

Please use the guidelines for  the VWS Annual Writing Contest (here).
Following these Blue Pencil Sessions, we encourage you to re-submit your work to our Annual Writing Contest and/or
Island Writer Magazine.

March 2, 2016 – VWS meeting at the downtown Public Library

April 19, 2016 – PEAVI meeting at the Windsor Park Pavilion.

This date is PEAVI’s April meeting, which will be devoted to a second blue-pencil session. Editors will read excerpts from longer works. (not necessarily for VWS publication.)


Perhaps you should consider submitting a piece to Island Writer – our twice-yearly collection from Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands.

All members are encouraged to display their published works or related services around the room. Tables are supplied. 

VWS meetings are open and free to family, friends, and the general public. The evening includes refreshments. Please arrive a little early so we can all settle in comfortably. Speakers  begin promptly at 7 o’clock, and we must clear the library by nine sharp.

Please note our venue:
library GVPL Central Branch
735 Broughton Street,
Victoria, BC