You Get What You Give: Benefits of Volunteering with the WCYR

By Elaine Jackson When I was a kid, I wanted to be a writer (and an Olympic gymnast) but lack of resources, pragmatism, and parents who wanted me to get a secure job won out when I graduated from high school (and into a recession). Like many of us in the WCYR, I came backContinue Reading



Jim Nason – September 13, 2015

Author, publisher and educator Jim Nason. Join us as Jim speaks about his writing and publishing experience as a poet, fiction writer and playwright as well as how he learns and teaches poetry and fiction. The talk will include points on the pros and cons of writing groups and the “job” of writing. He’ll alsoContinue Reading

Workshop: Blogging 101

“A writer without a blog is like a reader without a book.” Looking to start a blog but unsure where to begin? Join workshop facilitators Chris Rogers and Carly Ottaway for a blogging workshop presented by WCYR. We’ll be covering topics such as: – Why you need a blog – How to get started –Continue Reading

Breakfast Meeting with David Tsubouchi – June 14, 2015

“February 24, 1942, marked the day that shattered the lives of the Tsubouchi and the Takahashi families, as well as the day that destroyed the lives of every man, woman and child of Japanese descent living in Canada. The shock waves from that day continued on through my generation and will not stop until theContinue Reading

Special Evening Workshop – Sam Hiyate – May 8th 2015

Join Sam Hiyate, literary agent and founder of The Rights Factory in a fast-paced workshop as he unravels the mysteries of today’s literary marketplace. What’s hot and what’s over saturated? What’s literary and what appeals to the mass market locally and globally? Publish or self-publish? In this interactive session, Sam will discuss strategies, skills andContinue Reading

Why We Blog

By Rhett Williams Three to five hundred word blog? Easy peasy lemon squeezy, or is it? Since starting to blog in July of last year I’ve racked up 17 posts that contain well over 20,000 words. I have a few loyal followers and manage to get between 60 and 80 hits per post. Not aContinue Reading

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