March 2022: Due to improving COVID-19 conditions, we will offer in-person presentations. We also will continue to offer ZOOM as an alternate way to attend. Contact us for details. You will receive confirmation of your attendance and further instructions closer to the meeting day. You do not need a webcam on your computer, and you can also use a smartphone or a regular telephone. By phone, you may not be able to see everyone, but you will be able to hear everything going on at the meetings.
Saturday, June 4th, 2022, 2 PM - In-Person or via ZOOM
Frances Peck presents "Sentences with Style"
What exactly happens when you rearrange a sentence
and suddenly it’s sharper and stronger?
The study of syntax (word order) may have gone the way of foolscap and fountain pens, but it has a lot to teach us about clarity, emphasis, and rhythm.
Join us as we dust off some intriguing syntax techniques and explore how they can punch up your writing. More details here.
This in-person presentation will be at Coquitlam Public Library, City Centre Branch Room 136 on Pinetree near Lougheed.
Shoreline Writers' Group
Once a month, on Sundays, 1-4 p.m., in 2nd floor boardroom of Coquitlam Public Library, City Centre Branch, 1169 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam, V3B 0Y1. This is a partnership between the Shoreline Writers' Group (formerly the Shoreline Writers' Society) and Tri-City Wordsmiths, uniting a critique group (SWG) and a community of writers (TCW). All area writers are welcome; it's not necessary to be a member of either group to attend.
SWG Meetings are suspended until further notice.
Note: Many of the presenters share their material on the Members Only page
(for the most complete listing, please use a computer, not a cell phone)
Apr 02, 2022
"Strategies for writing a first draft" by Christina Myers
Feb 05, 2022
"Overcoming Our Fears to Write
Powerful Stories" by Gail Anderson-Dargatz
Dec 04, 2021
'The Art of Revision: How to Re-see Your Poetry' ' by Renee Saklikar
'Writing for Social Justice' by Alison Tedford
Oct 02, 2021
What Voice in Yonder Writing Breaks? by Patrick Cotter
Aug 07, 2021
The Impossible Longing
by Traci Skuce
Jun 05, 2021
Copyright - What Writers Should Know by George Opacic
Apr 10, 2021
Surrealisms: Dream Injections to Strengthen Poetry and Prose
with Kevin Spenst