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YVR Authors Events

 YVR Authors is an online and in person community of local authors looking to connect and learn new ways to support their mission and improve the publishing industry for authors everywhere. Join us on Facebook and at one of our live events.

Demystifying Branding

Our June speaker is Bee Kapitan. She is the award-winning creative talent and founder of Interactive Bee Media that specializes in bespoke and interactive digital design. Bee promises to demystify what digital elements authors or entrepreneurs need in order to build a professional and successful brand. Better than brownies, Bee will share her best free resources and ninja tips on how to save money during the branding process. Whether you plan to work with a designer from Fiverr or are DYI’ing it on your own, you will feel more confident in what and where you need to spend your time and money. As an added bonus, June attendees will receive a special discount code for Bee’s upcoming in-depth DYI Branding course that will be launched on Thinkific July 1st.

About Bee

A pioneer in visual online communications, Bee has worked 15 years as a Web Designer for clients such UBC’s Sauder School of Business, Inflazyme Pharmaceuticals, Seattle Children’s Hospital, local non-profits and with several fine artists. Most recently she co-authored, designed and published an enhanced ebook called How to Say Cheese. In 2017, this title has won four top awards and inclusion into SFU’s private collection and rare books library. Bee attended BCIT for Multimedia Design and SFU for Public Relations. She is currently participating in Marie Forleo’s B-school.

Event Details

June 27, 2017, 7 – 9 pm Doors open at 6:30pm

Alliance for Arts and Culture Boardroom – #100 – 938 Howe Street

$10.00 at the door (Cash only)



From Book to Business

How can telling your story create business opportunities? Stories are important. They affect our brains. Inspired leaders and successful businesses use stories to affect change and promote their products or services.

Learn the three main challenges people face around their own stories. and tips and strategies to combat those challenges.

Embrace your own story and communicate through stories ‘why you do what you do,’ and not just ‘what you do’, Telling your story can change your business and personal life. Genuine storytelling is the best way to stand out, be authentic, and create followers to get behind what you believe. It is a great marketing tool in today‘s online world.

About Paul Henczel
Paul Henczel BBA, is the Author of “Miracle in a Mill”, the Co-Creator of Story Academy, and a motivational speaker. Paul miraculously survived certain death to achieve what most would say was impossible. His obstacles have not stopped him from reaching his educational and professional goals, because he believes opportunities create stories and stories create opportunities. He uses his experiences from overcoming adversity and daily challenges to inspire and empower others to tell their stories. This experience changed Paul’s life in many ways, and it can transform yours as well.

Event Details

May 23, 2017, 7 – 9 pm Doors open at 6:30pm

Alliance for Arts and Culture Boardroom – #100 – 938 Howe Street

$10.00 at the door (Cash only)