Island Writers; Gwynne Hunt and Joan Donaldson-Yarmey have teamed up through the group W.O.W. (women on writing) to do some presentations this October/November. Gwynne says, “There must be a need for women writers to come together because I posted the Facebook group W.O.W. and within 3 days had 45 members. One women is from Greece. The idea behind the collective of writers is to share ideas, markets, tips and give them a place to promote their books.”
Joan and Gwynne are the first two writers to do presentations and hope that other writers will be inspired to see the benefits of cost sharing and promotions. Joan is the author of four mystery novels, three Canadian historical novels, a holiday romance and seven non-fiction travel books. She has participated on mystery panels in Alberta and B.C.; Crime Writers Bloody Words in Victoria and When Words Collide in Calgary.
Gwynne recently published Unlocking the Tin Box with Silver Bow Publishing in New Westminster and is the author of three other books; The Adventures of Bob & Boo (a children’s book), bruises & bad haircuts (poetry) and rampage:the pathology of an epidemic, a grassroots look at missing and murdered women and children in Canada. Gwynne taught Creative & Freelance Writing at the University of the Fraser Valley for more than ten years (adult ed) and has been an activist, writer, director, producer.
During their presentations Gwynne will talk about Storytelling and Traditions and Joan will explore how to find ideas and writing mystery novels. They will be at the Cowichan Community Centre,2687 James Street, Duncan, October 26 from 1-4 PM. For more info on W.O.W. contact firstname.lastname@example.org