Ray Robertson is the author of the novels Home Movies, Heroes, Moody Food, Gently Down the Stream, What Happened Later, David, and I Was There the Night He Died, as well as two collections of non-fiction: Mental Hygiene: Essays on Writers and Writing and, most recently, Why Not? Fifteen Reasons to Live, which was short-listedContinue Reading
Thanks to all who came and made our February 2014 meeting such a success! James Dewar is a publisher, producer, editor, teacher and writer. As the publisher of Piquant Press he has edited and published over a dozen books and co-edited three poetry anthologies. Through his sister publishing house, Stone’s Throw Publication Services, he hasContinue Reading
Isobel Warren will be the featured speaker at our March 2014 meeting. She will present her workshop called: Navigating Book Production: Charting your course and avoiding the shoals, pirates, and sea monsters. In this age of self-publishing, authors need expertise on every phase of book production. This workshop will lead you through all the stepsContinue Reading
Thank you for making our January meeting such a success! 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 ofContinue 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
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.