Dave Flawse

Writer. Editor. Vancouver Island History Blog.

Canada

I tell history with a modern perspective through my Vancouver Island History Blog. I’m a freelance writer and an editor devoted to thoughtful analysis of your work.
A graduate of Vancouver Island University and its Creative Writing program in 2021, I received the Rhonda Bailey Award in Publishing, the Pat Bevan Award for Fiction, and the Meadowlark Award for Fiction. I continue to study at SFU where I am completing an editing certificate.
A firm believer in literary currency, I volunteer for the Comox Valley Writers Society as a beta reader coordinator and facilitate stand-in readers for writers with disabilities for monthly reading nights.
I am privileged and grateful to be allowed to work and study on the traditional territories of the Coast Salish people and pay respect to their rich cultural heritage and natural environment.

Portfolio

Feature Articles

Compass Magazine
06/01/2022
Ocean Chronicles: Message in a plastic bottle

(Flip to page 10) In 2012, a teenager scribbled a note on a page of lined paper and signed her name with a heart. She rolled up the paper, slipped it inside a plastic bottle, and secured the lid.

CVC
05/19/2022
TUNED TO THE COMMUNITY'S FREQUENCY - CVC

100.7 The Raven's diverse team revitalizes a language and works to heal a nation. A lone modular office building with blue vinyl siding rests at the end of a gravel driveway on the edge of Homalco First Nation near Campbell River. From a wide, meshed antenna protruding from its shingled roof, a signal ...

edible Vancouver Island
03/21/2022
L'uovo di Pasqua

The Italian Easter Egg tradition full of surprises

Gnarrative
12/14/2022
Profile: Scott Bell

Camera in hand, Scott Bell crouches trailside. Towering above him is a massive double over a 15-foot-tall stump. Professional Mountain Biker Mark Matthews takes one last look before pushing his bike uphill to hit it for the first time. Bell does his best not to show his apprehension, not wanting to disrupt the athlete's focus.

Edible Vancouver Island
11/22/2021
Edible Notables: The Oyster Challenge

Setting the stage On a drizzly autumn morning near Deep Bay, B.C., seagulls circle and caw. Ten culinary art students peer over the side of an aluminum skiff. An oyster farmer ties the skiff to a raft and slips a hook onto a waiting rope thimble. The skiff's crane whines.

CVC
07/14/2021
THE FUTURE LOOKS TASTY - CVC

Deep Bay's new Centre For Seafood Innovation connects local seafood producers with greater markets. At the end of a meandering gravel driveway tucked among lush cedars stands the Deep Bay Marine Field Station, a building that resembles a giant oyster. "It was designed to look like that," says Carl Butterworth, the Marine Field ...

CVC
04/25/2019
CURRENT DEMAND - CVC

The nutrient-rich waters of Baynes Sound provide the ideal conditions for oyster harvesting, drawing workers to the Valley's steady industry. The red embers of cigarettes glow through a thick fog. It's 6am and workers outside the processing plant at Mac's Oysters chat with one another. Beside them is a heaping mountain of refuse ...