what’s on at the WCYR

Every month from September – June the WCYR holds meetings and workshops featuring different writing-related topics and speakers. These meetings are open to members and non-members alike. We would love to see you there!

Our members include writers of all kinds from memoirists to novelists, bloggers and social media gurus. Having such diverse membership means our members are always up to something. Check out the latest.

Get motivated with writing tips, personal essays and advice from the WCYR community. Leave a comment and connect with others.

Upcoming Events & Find the WCYR in the Community:

Registration has been cancelled for The Bookshelf, Jun 6, 2020.


Write Now, WCYR’s Youth Group meets at Cardinal Press Cafe (Main St. Newmarket) on the 4th Sunday of every month from 1-3 pm. 

WCYR Open Mic, meets at Cardinal Press (Main St. Newmarket) on the 4th Sunday of every month from 12-1 pm on hold until COVID-19 restriction lifted


Coming in 2020:

Toronto Comicon: March 20-22, Toronto Convention Centre. No cost to members. EVENT CANCELLED

Ad-Astra: May 1-3, Toronto Don Valley Hotel & Suites, EVENT CANCELLED

WCYR’s The Bookshelf: June 6 – For more information, EVENT CANCELLED.

Aurora Street Festival: June 7. EVENT CANCELLED.

Toronto Fan Expo: August 27-30, Toronto Convention Centre. No cost to members. Email nanci@nancipattenden.com to get on the list.


Important Notice

Payment Processing

We have switched all our payment processing to SquareUp.

If you sell books at events, the SquareUp system will allow you to take credit and debit card purchases for approximately the same fees as PayPal. It is recommended by many of the selling authors of the community.

Server Location

Our site has moved to a colocation in Markham and is now housed on a dedicated server. This means faster pages, more power, and less difficulties.