We have 2020 news!
Wesley will be doing a Master Class on Friday, May 15th, in the morning, called Action and Movement. Stay tuned for sign up details! (and yes, we are excited)
Wesley Chu is a #1 New York Times bestselling with nine published books. In 2015, he won the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer and is considered one of the hottest writers in the Science Fiction & Fantasy genre.
His debut, THE LIVES OF TAO, won the Young Adult Library Services Association Alex Award and was a finalist for the Goodreads Choice Awards for Best Science Fiction.
A consultant and former banking executive, Chu is an accomplished martial artist and a member of the Screen Actors Guild. He has acted in film and television, and has worked as a model and stuntman, and recently returned from summiting Kilimanjaro.
Announcing our second GoH for 2020
Colleen Anderson is a three-time Aurora Award finalist and was longlisted for the Stoker Award in fiction. She placed in the Balticon, Rannu, Wax and Crucible poetry competitions and has performed her work before audiences in the US, UK and Canada. Colleen has been a poetry and fiction online editor, slush editor for Chizine, and also co-edited Canadian anthologiesPlayground of Lost Toys (Aurora nominated) and Tesseracts 17, and her solo anthology Alice Unbound: Beyond Wonderland, was published in 2018. A Body of Work was recently published by Black Shuck Books, UK. Some of her work is in nEvermore!,Beauty of Death, Shoreline of Infinity, Heroic Fantasy Quarterly, OnSpec, Polu Texni, The Future Fire and Cemetery Dance.
Colleen has a BFA in Creative Writing and has received grants from the BC Arts Council and the Canada Council for writing. The Horror Writers Association granted her a partial scholarship to attend Stokercon in 2019. She is working on several collections of poetry, a couple of novels and marketing more anthology ideas. Once in a while she still does freelance copyediting, and used to copyedit for New York publishers and companies. Her blog about writing and life can be found herewww.colleenanderson.wordpress.com, and she sometimes invites guest authors to write about their works as well.
The Creative Ink Festival is a three day event full of inspiring panels, presentations and workshops. Designed to be inclusive for all levels of writing, the festival is a chance to hone your craft while gaining new motivation. You have the opportunity to chat with industry insiders in a relaxed and supportive environment. Readers have the chance to find out about the process authors go through to write some of your favourite stories. The Creative Ink Festival has something for everyone.
"I left fired up to try out new ideas on how to take my craft forward over the next year."
— Edwin Downward
The meeting space at the Burnaby Delta Hotel and Conference Centre is absolutely beautiful. The hotel allows pets, there is a Starbucks kiosk in the lobby, and parking is FREE. Book early to get one of the group rate rooms.
"A fantastically run festival full of incredible panellists for an amazing price, will go every year."
— Ki Kwiatkowski