Welcome to our “Members” page. There are three groups of members. First are founding and current members of the Penticton Writers and Publishers (PWAP) group. Second are our “Raise a Reader Honourary Members,” well-known authors who have volunteered to join PWAP in supporting Raise a Reader programs in South Okanagan schools. And third are “In Memory” members, whose writing and participation in PWAP still inspire us. Please scroll down the page to meet and learn more about each of our members.
Our founding and current PWAP members include: Co-Founder Yasin John-Thorpe; Retired Co-Founders Janelle Breese Biagioni, Lorraine Pattison, Penelope Ann Smith; and Active Members Chelsey Baron, Elizabeth Bartosinski, Gary Bazan, Chris Boyle, Lin Brian, Alan B. Campbell, Maxine Cumming, Carolae Donoghue, Florence Dyck, Ron Hepner, Norma Hill, David Korinetz, Sandy Latka, Alan E. Longworth, Minke Mazzocato, George (Herb) Moore, Lester Patrick, Gail Prior, Dawn Renaud, Jodie Renner, Roberta Robertson, Fay Rothlander, Tracy Seeger, Joseph Seiler, Dave Simpson, Klaus Sturze, Mahada Thomas, Richa S. Thorpe, and Janey Volden.
We’d love to have you join our group–and meet all these wonderful writers, as well as others not yet listed here. We meet the third Thursday of each month, September through June, from 7 to 9 pm at Leir House in Penticton. Besides our meetings, we are involved with Raise a Reader in our area, the BC Youth Writers Camp, writing contests, and much more–check out the other pages on our site. For more information, email us.
Raise a Reader Honourary Members include: Karen Autio, Rie Charles, k c dyer, Lee Edward Fodi, Ann Gregoire, Kallie George, James McCann, Darcy Nybo, Lorna Schultz-Nicholson, and Laura Thomas.
Our “In Memory” members include: Clement (Clem) Battye, Claire Festel, Margaret Ann (Mags) Hayes, Violet Smith, and Helen Wyatt.