Creative Ink Festival
May 18-20th, 2018

Online Registration Deadline Passed

Please note, online registration for the festival has closed. Basic weekend passes ($100) and day passes ($50) are still available at the door.

2018 Kindle Giveaway!

The 2018 Creative Ink Festival is once again giving away a Kindle Paperwhite to one lucky festival attendee. Not only do you get a brand new Kindle, it comes preloaded with books from some of 2018 Pro Author Presenters! See all the author's books you will receive at this link. There are multiple ways to enter using the widget below. Good luck!

Win A Kindle Loaded with 2018 Creative Ink Festival Ebooks!

The Creative Ink Festival has announced the long list for the flash fiction contest!

The submissions have been cut down to the long list, and one of these authors will be published in Pulp Literature magazine!

View the long list of authors here.

2018 Master Class

Write a Novel from First Inspiration to Final Draft, A Master Class with C.C. Humphreys

More information here!

New West Writers Group -- How do writers improve their work?

3 one hour sessions in the Boardroom

The answer to the question is many seek constructive feedback from their peers. New West Writers offers an opportunity to hear members talk on the value of joining a writing community, and to observe a critique session.

More information here!

Please welcome our second 2018 GoH, C.C. Humphreys!

2018 GoH Announcement

2018 Registration is now available!

We have a lot of new registration options for 2018.

Many people who have attended in the past let us know they were able to and wanted to contribute a little extra to the festival to help out. We now have a tier of pass options, including festival swag and the oppportunity to help out a fellow writer.

We also know some people would like to attend but don't have the funds, so we now have a Sponsored Pass Application as well as a discount on a basic level pass if you are brand new to the festival and get referred by a friend.

Can't make the entire weekend? We now have day passes! Take a look at our new registration page for all the information!

Win a 3 Night Ocean Front Retreat!

If you've ever dreamed of getting away to somewhere peaceful and inspiring to write, or perhaps for some uninterrupted reading time, now is your chance!

The Creative Ink Festival is giving away a 3 night stay at Loon Point Cottage, a cozy oceanfront cottage on Quadra Island, BC. Situated on a bluff overlooking Discovery Passage, nestled among firs and cedars, Loon Point Cottage is the perfect place to recharge your creative batteries. Watch eagles and seals with your morning coffee, take a walk down to the private dock, or maybe just snuggle into one of the comfy chairs with a good book and a glass of wine. Do as much or as little as you want-this is your retreat!

Find out how to enter here!

2017 Guests of Honour

A big, squeezable hug and thank to our amazing 2017 GoHs, four time Aurora Award winning author, Eileen Kernaghan and the award winning, critically acclaimed author, Ken Scholes! It was a joy and honour to have you with us.

Eileen Kernaghan

Ken Scholes

Our Sincerest Gratitude

A huge THANK YOU to Calgary World Fantasy for providing a grant to help cover 2016 operations costs and thereby making it possible for the festival to move forward. With this decision to host a 2017 event comes a request for help. It's extremely difficult for volunteer organizations to be successful without the aid of volunteers and sponsors. Email me at if you're interested in helping out the festival in 2017!

The 2016 Event was so much fun!

Thanks to everyone who came out to our first weekend long event! We had a great dealer room full of sponsors, friendly and effecient volunteers, amazing presenters and shiny happy attendees! Thanks to our presenter and super volunteer, Kristene Perron, we have some great pictures over at our blog. Check it out here!

The 2015 One Day Event is in the history books.

Thanks to everyone who participated in our first year, from sponsors, to volunteers, presenters and attendees!

2015 Author Guest of Honour,

"Sandra Wickham's Creative Ink Festival is an impressively well organized and professionally run event. If this year's festival is what she can accomplish in her inaugural year, I can't wait to see where she takes this event next. I'm incredibly honored to have been part of this year's festival and look forward to participating in it for years to come."


Are you an author, artist or reader who would like to get involved with the festival? Email me!

homePresented by Sandra Wickham.