A team of 12 writers and authors will be participating in the Times Colonist 10k Run on May 1, 2011.

How appropriate that the Inspiring Authors TC10K Run/Walk Team is joining the race in the same year that Raise A Reader has been added as one of the charities.

The Inspiring Authors TC10K team was formed to provide an opportunity for writers and authors to walk together and exchange ideas, and to encourage readers to check out books of local interest by local authors. The loosely organized group of published authors is rounded out with a book designer and a book printer. Inspiring Authors was formed in the fall of 2010 to organize A Celebration of Local Authors, showcasing the books of local authors and inspiring writers to become published authors.


ARE YOU CURRENTLY WRITING A BOOK, OR WANT TO GET STARTED, and don’t trust yourself to complete it on your own?

ARE YOU IN THE DARK ABOUT THE PUBLISHING PROCESS and have no idea how to get your book out into the world once you have finished writing it?

Join ESTHER HART AND JUNE SWADRON’S 8 week authors support group and receive constructive, kind feedback and support as they keep you inspired to write your book. Also learn about the marvels of technology that are reshaping publishing options.

Esther and June have been known as the dynamic duo—work partners and best friends for seven years—providing expertise, compassion, humour and inspiration.

For more information, dates and prices

To register click here

EVENT: Inspiring Authors present A Celebration of Local Authors

DATE: Sunday, December 12, 2010

TIME: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

LOCATION: Terrace Room, Marriott Hotel, 728 Humboldt St., Victoria, BC

Doors open at 1:00 PM. The authors will speak from 1:30 to 2:30, after which the public will have a chance to meet and mingle with the authors, purchase books, and have books signed.

Door prizes include books and services of the authors.


Our Celebration of Local Authors is listed in the December issue of Focus Magazine, available in various on-street locations in Victoria. Or check it out online: December issue of Focus

Thanks to Melody and Craig at IslandBlue for printing our posters and brochures. Find out more about their services for authors at our December 12 event.

Printorium Bookworks a division of Island Blue Print Ltd.
911 Fort Street
Victoria, British Columbia
V8V 3K3

Tel. 250.385.9786
(1.800.661.3332) (ext. 203)
Fax:  250.380.1623


It’s a new day in publishing. With the advent of small press and self publishing, more books are being written and published. This event celebrates local authors and provides an opportunity for the general public to hear their stories.

There are many authors in our community. We look forward to other events to showcase additional authors.

Inspiring Authors poster