VSW is for writers who want to learn how to be published authors, or to be more successful authors, whether independent (indie) or using other publishing methods. Our prime methods of education delivery:

  1. Retreats or intensives (our Mexico Retreats being the most popular)
  2. Long Distance Video and Audio courses reasonably price from experts
  3. Coaching one-on-one. Most coaching is done either over Skype or in person. Our writing coaches (developmental editors) help writers all over the globe.
  4. Occasionally we have other live events in Vancouver and Victoria that you must be on our email list to find out about. Email vswwriting@gmail.com and ask to be added or use the link on the sidebar of any of our pages or the pop-up.

NEW EVENTS for 2019 not to be missed:

Get Out of the Cold and WRITE!

4 Week-Long Writing Retreats in Mexico:

January 7 – 13, 2019

January 21 – 27, 2019

February 18 – 24, 2019

March 18 – 24, 2019

COST: $750 each if booked before November 20th with $200 deposit (see what it includes, other costs and details HERE)

Email vswwriting@gmail.com for more information or call 604-706-2388.

Writing at the Castle!

Come to Victoria, B.C., Canada to Tour with us Craigdarroch Castle, learn its history, meet other writers, picnic on the grounds with us and then enjoy a facilitated Writing Workshop with Kathrin Lake that will be an inspiring group event you won’t soon forget.

Saturday, July 13, 2019, 11:00 a.m. to 3pm

Tour 11 a.m

Picnic Noon (approx.)

Workshop 1 – 3 pm (approx.)

Must pay in advance to reserve, call 604-706-2388 for more info

$40 for Tour and Writing Workshop and BYOP (Bring Your Own Picnic)

or for an extra $20 we bring a picnic for you…

Must Pay/Reserve a minimum of 24 hours in Advance for Your Picnic and state any Food Requests but NOTE picnics are sandwiches, if you have any deeper food concerns, do BYOP. We will try to accommodate minor food requests (no meat, tuna only, etc.) but we take no responsibility for your health and allergies. For more info call 604-706-2388

Learn about Victoria Week-Long Writing Retreat HERE

Retreats are facilitated by Kathrin Lake. Buy Kathrin’s new memoir book The Happy Hammock based on her true story of accidentally starting a Mecca for writers in a small town in Mexico. CLICK HERE TO BUY BOOK