Meetings

Regular meetings alternate between Victoria and Nanaimo and are held on the second Saturday of the month (unless otherwise noted) in January, March, April, May, June, September, October and November.  (February is our annual awards luncheon, July is when we have our summer picnic, and in August, a beach party.)  Please bring a brown-bag lunch; coffee and tea will be available.  Directions can be found here.  Meetings include:

  • Business meeting from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Lunch from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (brown bag)
  • Workshop from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Visitors are welcome to come to two regular meetings before joining.

November 4, 2017

Speaker:  Brenna Aubrey
Topic:  How Not to Get Lost in Translation
Location:  Foxborough Hills Clubhouse, 4360 Emily Carr Drive, Victoria

You’ve written and published your stories in your native tongue, branded a series and built an adoring audience that clambers for more.  Now what?  Learn about the international markets that currently exist for e-books and how an author who owns her international rights can expand her income streams to new audiences that speak different languages. She’ll walk you through the process of assessing the market that’s right for your work, finding and vetting a translator, negotiating terms, publishing and marketing your work.
Brenna’s works are currently published in multiple languages (English, German, French, and soon, Italian).

Brenna Aubrey is a USA TODAY Bestselling Author of contemporary romance stories that center on gamers, nerds and geek culture. Her debut novel, At Any Price, is currently free on all platforms. She has always sought comfort in good books and the long, involved stories she weaves in her head. Brenna is a city girl with a nature-lover’s heart. She therefore finds herself out in green open spaces any chance she can get. She’s also a mom, teacher, geek girl, Francophile, unabashed video-game addict & e-book hoarder. She currently resides on the west coast with her husband, two children, two adorable golden retriever pups, a bird and some fish.

December, 2017

No Meeting

January 13, 2018

Speaker:  Solveig McLaren
Topic:  TBA
Location: Vancouver Island Regional Library–Nanaimo North Branch, 6250 Hammond Bay Road, Nanaimo

February 10, 2018

Valentine’s Luncheon
Fireside Grill
4509 W Saanich Road, Victoria, BC
11 am to 3 pm

Join fellow members for a day of celebration and inspiration and enjoy a lovely lunch in the company of your writing colleagues. From 11-12 pm, accolades (not your own) will be distributed to members to read. After the accolades, we’ll have a goal setting exercise and an address by one of our members.

(Please note this a members only event.)

March 10, 2018

Speaker:  Shelley Adina
Topic:  When History Becomes Character
Location: Vancouver Island Regional Library–Nanaimo North Branch, 6250 Hammond Bay Road, Nanaimo

Writing historical settings, using real historical figures as characters, and how the past can affect plot points in contemporary romance. Includes information on how to use historical materials correctly from a copyright and libel standpoint.

April 14, 2018

Speaker:  Angela Dorsey
Topic:  Adapting Your Novel Into a Screenplay
Location:  Foxborough Hills Clubhouse, 4360 Emily Carr Drive, Victoria

May 5, 2018

Speaker:  Debra Holland
Topic:  Common-sense Criteria to Evaluate Career Opportunities
Location: Vancouver Island Regional Library–Nanaimo North Branch, 6250 Hammond Bay Road, Nanaimo

June 9, 2018

Speaker:  Darcy Burke
Topic:  Managing Your Author Career
Location:  Foxborough Hills Clubhouse, 4360 Emily Carr Drive, Victoria

July, 2018

Annual Summer Picnic
Date and Time TBA

August, 2018

No Meeting

September 8, 2018

Speaker:  TBA
Topic:  TBA
Location:  Foxborough Hills Clubhouse, 4360 Emily Carr Drive, Victoria

October 13, 2018

Speaker:  TBA
Topic:  TBA
Location: Vancouver Island Regional Library–Nanaimo North Branch, 6250 Hammond Bay Road, Nanaimo

November 17, 2018

Speaker:  TBA
Topic:   TBA
Location:  Foxborough Hills Clubhouse, 4360 Emily Carr Drive, Victoria

December, 2018

No Meeting

 


© 2015 – 2017 Vancouver Island Romance Authors.