Sam is president of The Rights Factory and a well-known Toronto literary agent. His client list includes Margot Berwin, David Gilmour, John Farndon, Rupinder Gill, Andrew Kaufman, Claire Letemendia, Imogen Lloyd Webber, Jonathan Tepper and Jessica Westhead. Before that, he ran the literary division of The Lavin Agency. In his 20+ year publishing career, heContinue Reading
Cathy Marie Buchanan is the author of The Painted Girls and The Day the Falls Stood Still. Published January 2013, The Painted Girls has garnered rave reviews and been showered with special attention—everything from selection as a People Magazine pick to designation as a book “People Are Talking About” by Vogue to inclusion in EntertainmentContinue Reading
BIO: I had the good fortune to be born into a family of readers. My mother was reading Mary Stewart’s This Rough Magic when I was born, so it was perhaps no surprise that Mrs Stewart became my own favourite author. I can’t remember when I began to put words on paper myself, but atContinue Reading
CBC has hosting a short story prize between September 1, 2013 and November 1, 2013. Entrants submit original, unpublished stories between 1200 and 1500 words, which they can submit through the CBC website (link below). The competition is open to all Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada, and entrants must include a $25.00 administrationContinue Reading
Vikki VanSickle is a devoted and well-respected member of the Canadian children’s book industry. She is the author of the acclaimed Clarissa books, including WORDS THAT START WITH B, LOVE IS A FOUR-LETTER WORD, and DAYS THAT END IN Y (Scholastic Canada). Frequently referred to as “Canada’s Judy Blume,” Vikki’s most recent middle grade novel,Continue Reading
Culture Days 2013
The Writing Games Presented by the WCYR as part of Culture Days
Join us for an afternoon of fun and experiential writing exercises that will massage your metaphors, grow your grammar and friction your diction. Sunday, September 29, 2013 from 1pm – 3pm at the Newmarket Community Centre and Lions Hall. Check back with the WCYR website during the summer for registration details.
Click on the Booklet cover to download a 24 page e-booklet that tells you more about the Writers’ Community organizations.