Arts Rising Festival / Culture Days - Jump Into Writing

Event Dates:
  • Sun September 29, 2019 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Jump into Writing Now!

No matter what you want to write, our experienced authors and writing coaches can help you. Enjoy free family participation in hands-on activities. Easy word fun for youngsters, sensitive guidance for those writing memoirs.

Chat with our panel about non-fiction, poetry, social media and publishing help.

Norma J Hill, owner of Pen And Paper Mama Services, is a professional editor, writer, and tutor. Check out her helpful editing and writing tips at and her tutoring information at

Faye Arcand is an award-winning short story writer, agented author, and columnist for Black Press. She’s currently working on her second novel and resides in the South Okanagan.

Aggie Stevens is a radio host and producer; formerly a print media reporter and freelancer, fine arts columnist in Vancouver and advertising manager. Currently working on a series of romantic comedies and has plans for a book on intuitive development.

Sita Rani is a writer & facilitator living in Penticton. She completed her graduate degree in journal writing for personal growth with an Indigenous perspective. Rani has been teaching workshops on the topic for the past 9 years across Canada. She has recently published a poem in The Grain magazine and was shortlisted for The Malahat Review’s Open Season for a creative nonfiction short story.

Author and freelance writer/photographer, Julie H. Ferguson, has ten nonfiction books, both traditionally and self-published, and countless articles in print and online. She has been facilitating writers’ groups for ten+ years and instructing/coaching writers towards publication since 2000. Everyone, ten and over, is welcome to join her and “Give Writing a Try!”

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