What’s on at the WCYR

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

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Upcoming Events & Find the WCYR in the Community:


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 2021:

The Bookshelf – Member Registration opens March 1st, 2021 for the Aug. 21st in-person event and 22nd online event.

York Writers Conference – October 22nd, 23rd, 24th

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.