I’m delighted to announce that my short story collection MURDERING MR. EDWARDS will be released by Coffin Hop Press April 2018. Stay tuned for details!
August 12, 2017 When Words Collide Writers’ Conference. Calgary, AB. Presenting workshop Forging The Inner Spaces: Using poetry to release the message your subconscious is hiding from you. We will play with prompts and produce at least one poem during our time together. Do your novel characters need poetry to help them explore their inner lives? Come explore.
July 6-9, 2017 Honeymoon Bay Poetry Retreat with Patrick Lane.
March 1, 2017 Salmon Arm Brownies poetry workshop..
Shawn is available for writing workshops with youth and adults, book club visits (including via Skype), readings, etc. Write to schedule something that meets your requirements.
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- Surrey International Writers’ Conference Storyteller’s Award 2016
- Surrey International Writers’ Conference Storyteller’s Award 2015
- Okanagan Short Story Contest January 2015
- Surrey International Writers’ Conference Writing Contest 2014- category: writing for children
- 2nd prize Word on the Lake Writing Contest May 2015
March 1, 2017 Salmon Arm Brownies poetry workshop.
November 25th-December 11th, 2016 Shawn is the Bird Woman (among other roles) in Shuswap Theatre’s production of MARY POPPINS
August 8-12, 2016 UBC Okanagan Summer Institute in Education Adjunct professor team: Desiree Marshall-Peer & Shawn Bird. Inspiring What Can Be. Opening Space for Conversation. Exploring the opportunities embedded within the BCEd Plan and investigating the possibilities offered by the new curriculum, this course examines teaching and learning outside the confines of a traditional intermediate or secondary school experience. Participants will consider their current pedagogical and assessment realities and will be challenged to imagine alternate visions that are supported in literature, policy changes and innovative practice. Current innovations within Interior BC will be discussed and examined. Students will delve into multiple methods of demonstrating learning and promoting competency-based mastery.
September 2016-June 2017 Performing daily! Edifying young minds at Eagle River Secondary, Sicamous, BC.
August 14-16, 2015 When Words Collide Writing Conference in Calgary. This event sold out in June, but there is a book signing open to the public and I will be there.
Saturday, April 18, 2015 workshop on e-publishing sponsored by Shuswap Association of Writers. Piccadilly Mall Board Room 10-noon. $30 SAW members $35 public. Contact Shirley Dekelver- dekelver(at)cablelan(dot)net to pre-register.
Saturday, February 15, 2014 author visit at Sicamous branch of Okanagan Regional Library. 1-3:00 p.m.
Friday, March 28th, 2014 6:30 pm Author reading at SAW Coffee House, Choices restaurant Salmon Arm.
July 31, 2014 Bastion Reading Group. The group’s been reading Grace Awakening, so Shawn is coming to answer questions about writing, etc.
August 8-9, 2014 When Words Collide, Calgary, AB Shawn is presenting 2 workshops and participating in 6 panels.
August 10-16th, 2014 Writers’ Cultural Retreat in Dalhousie, New Brunswick Canada with Patricia Donahue and Shawn L. Bird. Click for details. This event has been cancelled.
Vernon Writers’ Festival, Vernon, BC on April 11-14, 2013
Shawn presented on social media and building an author platform. Participants learned about how authors are using Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Goodreads, and blogs and were provided with some frameworks to determine their own goals.
Word on the Lake Festival, Salmon Arm BC on May 27, 2012
“The ePub Buzz: What is happening and Why you should know.” The growth of e-books is creating a time of tremendous change in publishing. How does this Impact you, and how can you take advantage of these changes? Whether you can tell an e-book from a calculator, come learn about what the e-book revolution means for readers and for writers. Bring your enquiring mind.
Intro to Social Media
Finding the beginning
The big picture
Crushing the inner critic
Or we can discuss something specific to your needs.