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Blue Pencil Cafe

January 13, 2019
Member Price: $20
Non-member Price: $30

Kick your writing off in 2019 with some quick feedback on a work in progress.

Sunday, January 13, 2019 | 1-4pm

We have invited five wonderful writers from the literary community to be onsite for one-day only to review your work. 

Book a session. Quick and easy. Choose your preferred mentor. We will schedule you an available time. Submit your work by email to no later than January 9, 2019. Come for your 20-minute consultation on January 13, 2019.

For prose: Submit a max of 5 pages, double-spaced.

For poetry: Submit a max of 3 poems, single-spaced, one poem per page.


Richard Harrison is the author of 6 books of poetry, among them the Governor-General’s Award-nominated Big Breath of a Wish; Hero of the Play, the first book of poetry launched at the Hockey Hall of Fame; and, most recently, On Not Losing My Father’s Ashes in the Flood, winner of the 2017 Stephan G. Stephansson Prize for Poetry and the 2017 Governor-General’s Award for Poetry. 

Betty Jane Hegerat writes short fiction, novels, YA fiction, and creative non-fiction. Her books include: Running Toward Home (Newest Press); A Crack in the Wall (Oolichan Books); Delivery (Oolichan Books); The Boy (Oolichan Books), and Odd One Out (Oolichan Books).  She was the recipient of the  2015 WGA Golden Pen Award.

Lee Kvern’s short stories have garnered the CBC Literary Award, Howard ‘O’ Hagan, Western Magazine and Hazel Hilles awards. Novel(s) selected for regional Canada Reads (regional), nominated for Alberta Book Awards, Ottawa Relit Award. Fiction  produced for CBC Radio, magazines: Event, Descant, enRoute, Tishman Review, subTerrain. On-line:,,

Olyn Ozbick is an internationally award-winning journalist and magazine editor, a finalist in the CBC Short Story Awards, and the author of The Davy Rule, a picture book for children. Her short stories have been published in literary magazines in Canada, the US and the UK. Her first novel is currently making the rounds at publishing houses and her second novel is well underway. 

PJ Vernon holds a PhD in immunology and published science before turning his hand to publishing fiction. PJ is an insatiable reader of suspense and domestic noir. His writing―and love of all things unsettling―is influenced by Gillian Flynn, SJ Watson, and the late ASA Harrison. PJ’s debut novel, WHEN YOU FIND ME, released October 9, 2018, has sold in multiple countries and languages. 


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