By Roma Ilnyckyj
On September 27, Editors BC made our annual appearance at Word Vancouver, joining local literary organizations, publishers, writers, and other word lovers in a celebration of all things written.
Luckily it was sunny, although chilly, for our volunteers outside at the Editors BC booth. We handed out information about the organization and chatted to people about what editors do. Our booth was next to the Association of Book Publishers of British Columbia, which provided a great opportunity to meet some people we’ve only ever communicated with through email and to strengthen our ties with like-minded organizations. I got some good ideas for promotional materials to think about for the future and picked up the adorable postcard pictured above (far right).
The Writers’ Exchange is recruiting volunteer literacy mentors. Literacy mentors have fun while helping kids build their literacy skills and self-esteem.
For more information, see the position description.
The Writers’ Exchange gets inner-city kids excited about reading and writing through free mentoring and creative writing projects. Our vision is that every child will have the literacy skills necessary to access a world where anything is possible.
Written by Stephanie Warner; copy edited by Meagan Kus
Recap of EAC-BC’s branch meeting on November 19, 2014
How can we, as editors and writers, make information accessible for a diverse range of readers?
The learning topic of EAC-BC’s November monthly meeting was Access to information: The role of editors. The lively and engaging panel discussion—moderated by Shana Johnstone, principal of Uncover Editorial + Design—focused on how communicators deal with their audiences’ particular challenges.
Written by Alexandra Bogdanovic; copy edited by Tanya Procyshyn
On Sunday, September 28, EAC-BC participated in Word Vancouver, a free reading and writing festival. It is also part of Cultural Days, a national celebration of the arts. The festival began on Wednesday, September 24, and was held over the course of five days. Events took place at several venues, including The Paper Hound, Banyen Books & Sound, The Cottage Bistro, Christianne’s Lyceum, Historic Joy Kogawa House, and SFU Harbour Centre. The main event was held on Sunday, September 28, at the Vancouver Public Library’s Central Branch.