What we're about

A positive and supportive group for science fiction and fantasy writers. We meet to share our SFF pieces and to get feedback in a constructive atmosphere, and to support each other in our development as writers.

Core group values:

Positivity. This includes being supportive and encouraging of other's work. We are here to support each other. This means giving constructive criticism, but it also means offering the kind of moral support that will help people grow as writers.

Equality. The group is non-hierarchical. Everyone's voice is equally valued, regardless of experience. The role of the organizer is not an expert. Their purpose is only timekeeper and maintaining structure.

Diversity. Diversity is an asset and an institutional strength within a writing group. We value diversity in age, gender, sexual orientation, education, cultural background, religion, experience, neurotype, and other dimensions of human identity. Everyone is equally welcomed, respected, and valued.

Upcoming events (5)

Richard Graeme Cameron's SF Fen Confab

Online event

An SFF Zoom meeting hosted by Richard Graeme Cameron, Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association Hall-of-Famer and editor of Polar Borealis. Relaxed conversation on SF&F topics of common interest. In Graeme's words, it is "[m]eant to be a general fannish chitchat on topics as diverse as current fannish trends, fannish history anecdotes, books, TV shows, movies, convention-going, writing SF, and anything else SF fans want to discuss. These confabs are aimed at BCSFA/VCON veterans but are open to any and all genuine SF fen in search of the proverbial sense of wonder." Many of the people there will be established SFF writers from BC. This is a good chance to hang out and network with other SFF writers and editors. People are not expected to attend for the whole event. There is more of a drop-in-when-you-can feel to it. It's meant to be fun and conversational. (The Zoom link is only visible to those who RSVP).

[ONLINE] SFF writers meetup: readings and feedback

Online event

[ONLINE MEETING: we'll be meeting in virtual space, using the Discord software for voice chat. The software is free. For preparation, you should download the software and make sure your microphone is working properly (You can also get Discord as an app, and use your phone to connect to the group). The link for the Discord server is here: https://discord.gg/3fGAeHP Instead of exchanging copies of our work, we'll use a Google doc for the story, and we can all leave comments/suggestions/edits on that document, using the "suggestions" mode, which functions the same as "track changes" in word] Reading SFF pieces and getting feedback from the group. Our goals are to grow as writers, to support each other, and to improve pieces that are in development. Short stories, flash fiction, screenplays, or pieces of novels are okay, just try to pick a selection under 2000 words that can be read in under 15 minutes. Everyone is equally welcomed regardless of experience. This is a positive, supportive, and encouraging group in which everyone is equal. If you are new to the group, please take a minute to check out our "Values and Structures" document to get an idea of what our group is about and how the meetings are run. That will give you a good idea of what to expect, and will also help the meetings run more smoothly and effectively. You can find that here: https://davidfshultz.com/writing-group/

[ONLINE] SFF writers meetup: readings and feedback

Online event

[ONLINE MEETING: we'll be meeting in virtual space, using the Discord software for voice chat. The software is free. For preparation, you should download the software and make sure your microphone is working properly (You can also get Discord as an app, and use your phone to connect to the group). The link for the Discord server is here: https://discord.gg/3fGAeHP Instead of exchanging copies of our work, we'll use a Google doc for the story, and we can all leave comments/suggestions/edits on that document, using the "suggestions" mode, which functions the same as "track changes" in word] Reading SFF pieces and getting feedback from the group. Our goals are to grow as writers, to support each other, and to improve pieces that are in development. Short stories, flash fiction, screenplays, or pieces of novels are okay, just try to pick a selection under 2000 words that can be read in under 15 minutes. Everyone is equally welcomed regardless of experience. This is a positive, supportive, and encouraging group in which everyone is equal. If you are new to the group, please take a minute to check out our "Values and Structures" document to get an idea of what our group is about and how the meetings are run. That will give you a good idea of what to expect, and will also help the meetings run more smoothly and effectively. You can find that here: https://davidfshultz.com/writing-group/

Aurora Awards Live Viewing Party!

Online

We'll get together to watch the Aurora Awards live! And possibly see one of our group members, Y.M. Pang, win an Aurora Award! We'll meet on Discord to hang out and chat while we watch the awards. The Discord link is here: https://discord.gg/Eqm8SEK

Past events (365)

[ONLINE] Writing Sprint Sunday!

Online event

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