Island Writer Magazine

Now accepting submissions for the Winter 2024 Edition

See submission guidelines here

Photo credit: Tanya Murchie

As we ease into summer, now is the time to start crafting, revising and polishing your pieces to submit to the Victoria Writers’ Society bi-annual magazine! Deadline is August 1.

We are taking a break from our General Meetings until September, so we encourage you to take this time to write!

Next meeting: Wednesday, September 4, 2024. Everyone welcome to our General Meetings, held at Russell Books.

Meet our new VWS President

Dana Reinhardt

Dana was the chef and owner of successful restaurants in Whistler, Sumac Ridge Winery in the Okanagan and finally the CRU Restaurant in Vancouver. After many trips to Italy and France, Dana realized a life-long dream of hosting cooking classes and culinary adventures in Tuscany, Sicily, Paris, and the Loire valley.

Dana is currently writing her memoir, I Remember Every Bite. It is an honest, sometimes brutally honest, look at one woman’s journey into the world of becoming a professional chef and restaurateur. Dana takes us on her sojourn to express her love and creativity through food and arms-wide-open hospitality.

Told with passion, grit, humour, and a smattering of great recipes, Dana stumbles her way forward traveling to Italy, London, France and Saskatchewan to reclaim her true self and tell her own narrative through food.


Welcome, Dana!

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