2018’s Awesome Ugly Holiday Sweater/Open Mic Event

  Wearing Our Creativity … Literally on Our Sleeves!

By: Loni Cameron

An afternoon of laughs and creativity filled this year’s WCYR Holiday Party. Dressed in ugly Christmas sweaters and smiles, writers mixed and mingled, broke some ice, and played games. We met new people and caught up with old friends. It was an afternoon of having fun and getting to know each other better.

After a tasty hot lunch, and a cookie or two, it was time to get the games started. We flexed our creative muscles and interpersonal skills. We learned that ties and heels are hard to find. We exchanged used books and raffled off some prizes. One of those prizes was a ticket to our first annual York Writers Conference. Congratulations Carol! Then came the big event, the Ugly Sweater Contest! The winner was……ME! This only serves to reinforce my love of homemade creativity. The wild card prize went to Nancy Kelly, and the funniest sweater prize to Nanci Pattenden. The winners of our Bad Poetry Ice Breaker were Val Tobin and Sheila Horne.

Thanks to everyone who came out, brought books, and shared in the joy of the holidays.

Upcoming Events:

Make Them Wonder: Sparking Curiosity, Surprise, and Awe in Our Readers with Daniel Scott Tysdal – Sunday, January 13, 1:00pm to 4:00pm at the Newmarket Community Centre and Lions Hall

Page to Stage: with Charlene Jones – Thursday, January 31, 7:00pm to 9:00pm at TBA

Fact or Fiction? Q&A with the York Regional Police – Sunday, February 10 at Newmarket Community Centre and Lions Hall

Creating Compelling Characters with Ibi Kaslik – Sunday, March 10, 1:00pm to 4:00pm at Ray Twinney, Lounge 1

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When Loni isn't reading other people's words or running around after her two young children, she spends time writing stories of her own. She finds inspiration in the little things, but also in momentous events. Loni currently resides in York Region. Twitter: @LoniStorm Instagram: loni_storm Pinterest: lonistorm

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