Events

In Search of the Real Wolf: Remarkable images, startling facts and incredible stories.

Schedule updated as events confirmed.

Return of the Wolf available at all events.

Your presentation was extremely well received. Many many comments collected, all on the stellar side of positive. Thank you so much! Barbara Bell, Artistic Director Kingston WritersFest. Photo courtesy Kingston WritersFest and photographer, Bernard Clark.

Events  2020

January 26 Sunday – Courtenay, BC

2020 North Island Writers Conference  

9:00 a.m. – 3:30 Blue Pencil Café at North Island College, Comox Valley campus.

 Are you stuck? Not sure if your writing is ready to be published? Or maybe you need help figuring out where to submit your work? If so, take part in a Blue Pencil Café with award-winning author and journalist Paula Wild.

“With her keen interest in life and literature, coupled with her own record of successful writing, Paula can provide a valuable set of eyes and words to any prospective work,” notes Harold Macy, author of San Josef and The Four, As Grow the Trees, So Too the Heart.

Participants submit up to four pages of their writing plus, three questions relating to their work, as well as their goal for their project. Adult or young adult nonfiction or fiction only.

On the last day of the conference, they will have a private 30 minute session with Paula to discuss their work and receive written comments.

“Paula’s words are in my mind as I write each morning. She gave me excellent and pertinent instruction on how to write to my best abilities and helped bring my memoir to a whole new level. I am thrilled!” says Yvonne Maximchuk, whose manuscript was later published by Caitlin Press.

Deadline for submissions is Monday, January 13.

For more information or to register, visit Comox Valley Writers Society.  

 

Events 2019

April 9 Tuesday – Victoria, BC

7:30 PowerPoint presentation at the University of Victoria, Fraser Building, room 159.

This all ages event, hosted by the Victoria Natural History Society,  is open to the public and is free.

Copies of Return of the Wolf: Conflict & Coexistence and The Cougar: Beautiful, Wild and Dangerous will be available for sale. 

 

May 8 Wednesday – Vancouver, BC

6:30 – 8:00 PowerPoint presentation at the Britannia branch of the Vancouver Public Library, 1661 Napier St. Vancouver

FMI: 604-665-2222

This all ages event is free.

Copies of Return of the Wolf: Conflict & Coexistence and The Cougar: Beautiful, Wild and Dangerous will be available for sale. 

 

Saturday July 20 – Denman Island, BC

Denman Island Readers and Writers Festival

7:30 – 9:30  Main Stage Event:  Burning Questions – moderator Stephanie Slater talks with non-fiction writer Paula Wild, journalist Andrew MacLeod, and memoirist Darrel McLeod about current issues that ignite their writing; visual presentation by Sussan Thomson.

 

Sunday July 21 Denman Island

10:15 – 11:15 Main stage event: PowerPoint presentation with Paula.

Festival book review (third one down)

 

Thursday Sept. 26 – Kingston, Ontario

Kingston WritersFest 2019

12:30-1:30 p.m. Wolf Music, Powerpoint presentation at the Island View Room at the Holiday Inn in Kingston, Ontario.

 

November 17 Sunday – Courtenay, BC 

7:00  PowerPoint presentation at the Florence Filberg Centre, Rotary Room (lower level, 411 Anderton Ave.)

Event hosted by the Comox Valley Naturalists.

Open to the public including youth. Suggested $4 donation at the door, memberships available.

November 29 Friday – Courtenay, BC

6:30 p.m. Reading from recent work at the Stan Hagen Theatre at the North Island College Comox Valley Campus.

This free event is co-sponsored by the NIC Write Here Reader Series and the Comox Valley Writers Society and will showcase authors leading workshops at the CVWS 2020 North Island Writers Conference in January.

Previous events

2018

October 13 Saturday – Courtenay,  BC

1:30 – 4:30 Book launch at the Lower Native Sons Hall in downtown Courtenay (360 Cliffe Avenue).

1:30 – 2:30 Meet the author

2:30 – 3:30 PowerPoint presentation

3:30 – 4:30 Book signing & refreshments

Book sales by Laughing Oyster Books.

Everyone is welcome to this free event.

 

October 17 Wednesday – Campbell River, BC

6:30 – 8:00 pm PowerPoint presentation at the Campbell River Public Library (1240 Shoppers Row)

Book sales by Coho Books

Everyone is welcome to this free event.

 

 

The Old Courthouse Inn in Powell River, BC
While on tour in Powell River, Paula stayed at the 79-year old Old Courthouse Inn. Now a boutique heritage hotel, the building was once the community courthouse, jail and police station.

October 20 Saturday – Powell River, BC

2:00 – 4:00 PowerPoint presentation at the Powell River Public Library (100-6975 Alberni Street).

Everyone is welcome to this free event.

 

October 25 Thursday – Bowser, BC

6:30 – 8:00 pm PowerPoint presentation at the Deep Bay Marine Field Station (370 Crome Point Road)

Book sales by Mulberry Bush Books

Everyone is welcome to this free event.

Light refreshments will be served.

 

November 4 Sunday – North Vancouver

1:00 – 2:30 PowerPoint presentation at the Lynn Valley Branch of the North Vancouver District Public Library (1277 Lynn Valley Rd.)

Everyone is welcome to this free event.

 

November 5 Monday – Squamish, BC

6:30 – 8:00 pm PowerPoint presentation at the Squamish Public Library (37907 2nd Ave.)

Book sales by Armchair Books

Everyone is welcome to this free event.

 

November 10 Saturday – Nanaimo, BC

2:00 – 4:00 pm PowerPoint presentation at the Nanaimo Museum in downtown Nanaimo (100 Museum Way, In the Vancouver Island Conference Centre).

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Everyone is welcome to this free event.

 

November 13 Tuesday – Tofino, BC

7:00 – 8:30 pm PowerPoint presentation at the Clayoquat Sound Community Theatre (380 Campbell St.)

Event sponsored by Raincoast Education Society

Book sales by Mermaid Tales Bookshop

Everyone is welcome.

Tickets $5 at the door.

 

November 15 Thursday – Port Alberni

3:00 – 4:30 pm PowerPoint presentation at the Port Alberni Branch of the Vancouver Public Library (4245 Wallace St.)

Everyone is welcome to this free event.

 

The Cougar Beautiful, Wild and Dangerous

Sharing the Landscape: Can Humans & Cougars Coexist? Stunning images of the big cats, intriguing facts and thrill­ing stor­ies of human-cougar encounters.

The Cougar: Beautiful, Wild and Dangerous is avail­able at all events.

Schedule updated as events confirmed.

Paula Wild at a book signing event.
Paula Wild signing books at the Nanaimo Museum. Photo courtesy the Nanaimo Museum.

2015

November 18 Wednesday – Duncan, BC

7:00 pm PowerPoint presentation and reading at Vancouver Island University, Duncan Campus (Room 140, 2011 University Way)

Event hosted by the Cowichan Valley Naturalists Society, Vancouver Island University and Cowichan Watershed Board and sponsored by the Canada Council National Reading Program.

This free event is open to the public.

 

November 25 Wednesday – Fanny Bay, BC

7:00 – 9:00 pm Powerpoint Presentation and reading at the Fanny Bay Hall (7793 Island Highway).

Also reading that evening are award-winning authors Frances Backhouse with her new book Once They Were Hats and Mark Zuehlke, Canada’s foremost popular military historian.

Event hosted by the Fat Oyster Reading Series and sponsored by the Canada Council National Reading Program.

Event is open to the public with a suggested $5 donation at the door.

 

Paula Wild's books

 

Top banner photo: This grey wolf caught 15 fish in one hour at Brooks River, Alaska. Photo by Paul Stinsa

Second banner photo by Brent Sinclair, Porcupine Creek Outfitters