Registration–Cancelled due to Covid. See you Sept 24/25, 2021.


  • Saturday-only Pass: $67
  • Master Class: $35
  • Wiener Roast: $8
  • Full Festival (Friday Master Class, Saturday Festival, and Wiener Roast): $110

Scroll down for full festival details

Your Pass covers workshops from 9am to 9pm. Blue pencils will be offered as well as pitches to an agent. Spots are limited and on a first come first serve basis. These will be arranged as we get closer to the event.

You will be responsible for your own meals. There will be a midday break so everyone can eat or rest without missing any workshops.


Payment required upon email confirmation of registration (responses sent within 24 hours). Your spot is not secured until payment is received

Terms & Conditions

While every effort is made to avoid errors, the Wine Country Writer’s Festival website could include inaccuracies. No implied or expressed warranties of any kind apply.

The Wine Country Writer’s Festival may make changes or improvements at any time without notice.

Refund Policy
: Payments made to the Wine Country Writer’s Festival are non-refundable, but may be transferred.

Harassment Policy
: The Wine Country Writer’s Festival promotes a collegial, welcoming environment for attendees, presenters, and volunteers alike. Harassment and other behaviour at odds with this environment will not be tolerated. The Wine Country Writer’s Festival Organizers reserve the right to revoke festival passes without recompense and to deny offenders attendance at future events.

Photo/Recording Policy
: By registering for this festival you consent to allowing the Wine Country Writer’s Festival to use any photographs or other recordings taken at the festival for promotional purposes.

Full Festival Details

In addition to all the workshops and networking available at the venue there will be some additional activities that you may want to attend.

1.) Master Class will held on Friday September 25th, 2020 at the Lakeside Hotel. This will be a 3 hour class dealing with things related to agents, publishing, and pitching. A “master” class does not mean you have to be a master. It is simply a separate class from the main presentations and is longer and in-depth. This class is not covered in your registration and will be available for $35.

2.) After the Master Class there will be an informal gathering at a local Wine Bar in Penticton. This is for socializing and networking and is at your own expense.

3.) During an afternoon break in the Festival there will be a hosted social open to registrants. All paying guests are welcome and encouraged to join us.

4.) After the final session please join us for a fire on the beach of Lake Okanagan. We’ll have a late night wiener roast and entertainment (guitar and singer). This will be a ticketed event and cost $8 to attend. That will cover the entertainment, hotdog, chips, nonalcoholic beverage.

So get that EARLY BIRD PASS. In the message part please provide your phone and address and who the pass is for if not yourself.

Blue Pencil: submit up to 1000 words one month prior to the Festival to have it read and critiqued by one of the presenters. Please indicate in the ‘message’ if you’re interested. More information will be provided as we get closer to the event.

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