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Monday, 31 December 2012

A Year in Review

Well, the first full year of FVWS draws to a close tonight with the end of 2012.

It was a memorable writing year with classes offered in Social Media, E-books, the Craft of Writing, Zine Creation and Writing, Poetry, Article Writing, and Techniques in the Art of Giving an Effective Reading. Lots of learning and gaining of confidence in our voices as writers. My personal favorite was the Chapbook Creation class taught by Heidi Greco in the Fall which was followed up with the successful reading and launch of the chapbooks in late November at the North Delta Writers' Reading Series at the George Mackie Library in North Delta.

The school presented a one day conference to critical acclaim in April and ran its first Annual Literary Competition with the successful entry coming from Krista Wallace of Port Coquitlam, BC.

Our instructors received their share of accolades as well. Ed Griffin was named Surrey Mentor of the Year and a Surrey Treasure in 2012. Heidi Greco was appointed to serve as Surrey's unofficial 'resident poet' and was commissioned by the City of Surrey to write a poem about Surrey and present the work to Council as part of National Poetry Month in April 2012. David Blinkhorn was the Semiahmoo Arts Literary Competition winner with his poem Vision/Re-Vision. Also, David was elected Fraser Valley Representative for the BC Federation of Writers in December, 2012.

The school thanks its instructors from 2012 and looks forward to working with you again. So thanks Ed, David, Caszie, Heidi, Ben, Leslie, and Andrea.

But the greatest accomplishment that the school can look to with pride is the number of students that trusted us with their writing education. We look forward to working with you on your writing projects and goals in 2013. Check out our blog over the next few days to see the excting changes that are coming to FVWS in the new year.

Happy New Year and may your find good things for yourself throughout the year,

David Blinkhorn

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