Writers in our Midst (WiOM) is a popular reading series of fiction, poetry, and performance. This family-friendly affair is back online for Writers in our Midst #21. Join us on Facebook Live for a chance to hear and meet local authors.
Authors participating in this event include:
Trevor lives with his family in Coquitlam and has been working with words for much of his life. Nowadays, he is writing historical fiction & designing educational tabletop games for young humans to help make learning fun.
The Day the Pirates Went Mad was written for his daughter as an entertaining tale of adventure while still sharing many nuggets of knowledge about real-life during the Age of Sail and the Golden Age of Piracy in particular. Visit EmmaSharpesAdventures.com for related teaching resources & behind-the-scenes.
Margarita Escobar is an ESL writer, always learning how to improve her craft in English.Several of her short stories have made it to the Contest Page of Reedsy, a literary site. Two of her works have been published in Tint Journal.
Karen Kurnaedy will read short excerpts from her new book 'Our Love Affair with Dance', a creative non-fiction biography about Vancouver dance teachers, Magda and Gertrud Hahn.
K.D. McDougall (He/They)
K.D. McDougall's Speculative Fiction stories have appeared in Island Writer Magazine and on the Port Coquitlam website. He has been a farmer of wheat, scaper of land, editor of words, driver of taxis, teacher of tech, fixer of computers, installer of towers, host of television, and teacher of dance. He jumped off a tower on his honeymoon in Macau and his wife insisted on paying for it.
R.J.M. “Bob” McRae
R.J.M. “Bob” McRae is a member of Tri-City Wordsmiths from Surrey, uses the story of a reporter grieving President John F. Kennedy, assassinated nearly sixty years ago, to illustrate how grief work can be a source of virtue as part of emotional recovery. The author brings an eclectic background in mental health, spiritual care, business and creative writing to his novelette JFK Revisited: Grieving a Fallen President. Bob experienced the JFK assassination while living in the United States on the shocking day many of us remember, has read extensively on the subject, worked through the grief process himself, and has visited the historical site in Dallas, Texas in 1966 and 2019.
Belle Wallbank is an avid reader and a novice writer, having written the first draft of a romance novel due to a sudden inspiration, without any prior education, experience, or in depth knowledge of how to write one, as she had quit reading romance novels in her late teens (a few decades ago!). She joined Tri-City Wordsmiths to learn more about the craft of writing and she enjoys all the seminars and meet-ups with more experienced and knowledgeable writers/authors. She is hoping to one day complete her novel in a manner worthy of notice.
Gisela Woldenga's 8th book, A Score to Settle, has just come out by Black Opal Books, another children's chap book just finished. She is an author of short stories and poems as well.