The new year started most enjoyably with an invitation to participate in Vernon, BC’s Spoke Literary Festival, August 10 to 12. Sponsored by a local writers’ group, the event, now in its third year, features eight writers, mainly from the Thompson-Okanagan region. One author is invited from outside the area, which this summer I guess would be me.

Each writer runs a two-hour workshop on the Saturday and again on the Sunday, and participates in a group reading on the Saturday evening. I’ll post here later the focus of my workshop.