Registration deadline for writers’ weekend is April 11

The third annual Convergence Writer’s Weekend in New Denver goes May 2 to 4.

The days that wilderness exists may or may not be numbered. But the days until the April 11 registration deadline for the third annual Convergence Writer’s Weekend in New Denver May 2 to 4 definitely are. The theme of this year’s gathering, which features talks as well as workshops focused on registrants’ own literary efforts, is “Writing for the Wild.”

“My experience is that the Convergence Writers’ Weekend is a fun and empowering event,” said Keith Wiley, a former participant and a member of a panel discussion on this year’s theme May 2 at 7:30 p.m. The panel portion of the Writers’ Weekend is open to the public, and like all Weekend events takes place at New Denver’s Heart’s Rest Retreat Centre.

“What a great way to juice up and confront the pipelines, ski resorts, and government attacks on Canada’s and B.C.’s environment,” Wiley said. “Deep wild, deep powder. Get it here!”

Besides Wiley, a public health care activist and a leader in the fight against the Northern Gateway pipeline, panelists include publisher, author and Jumbo Wild campaign leader K.L. Kivi, author and Columbia River watershed expert Eileen Delehanty Pearkes.  Convening the Weekend’s writing workshops that respond to registrant’s own writing will be local author/educators Almeda Glenn Miller, Verna Relkoff and Tom Wayman.

Cost for the entire weekend is $275, which includes six meals from dinner May 2 to lunch May 4. A limited number of scholarships are available for youth between 15 and 30 years of age, and this year also for residents of Silverton or New Denver of any age.

More information, including how to register, is available at Support for this year’s event has come from the ProVision fund of the United Church of Canada and the Heart’s Rest Retreat Centre.

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