In 2015, New Westminster’s first writers’ critique group, New West Writers, celebrated their 25th year. Founded in about 1990, New West Writers is a “spin off” group inspired by a series of creative writing sessions taught by Knowledge Network in 1987.
Today New West Writers stand out as one of the core groups of some of Metro Vancouver’s finest local talent of emerging and established poets, writers and authors. Saving Seeds – A Collection by New West Writers showcases an eclectic selection of poems and stories that invite the reader’s imagination to cross over landscapes, waterscapes and wordscapes in the discovery of new worlds.
The Group has published four anthologies. The first came out in the early 90s, the second in the late 90s, the third appeared in 2009 and the fourth, Saving Seeds, was launched September 20, 2014.
President: Julian Worker
Vice-President: Christine Grimard
Treasurer: David E. Burnell
Secretary: Betty Sinclair
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