December Open Mic and Year End Celebration!

We were together! In-person!

We hope everyone had a wonderful winter holiday, full of family, friends, and good cheer. We’re also happy that so many of us included the WCYR Open Mic as part of their December celebration. At the Newmarket Public Library’s meeting room, we were able to come together. The afternoon was full of gifts, prizes and catching up with those we haven’t seen in a while.

It was also full of writers reading from their work. Though we had to move to a hybrid even because of the snowy weather, everyone who wanted to read could share. Whether at the podium or from the laptop, WCYR members were able give guests a sample of their work.

We have to thank Erika MacNeil for being our dynamic, superstar Open Mic MC. We also thank all the volunteers who traveled through the snow and wind to make it to the library and help us put on a fun year-end celebration.

We look forward to seeing everyone in the new year, in-person and online. Don’t forget about WCYR and WCDR Write-Ins, Sunday, Monday and Thursdays!

What’s Coming Up

“Do you want to sharpen your skills in writing dialogue?” WCYR poses the question.

Yes, I do,” you respond and then read on to find out more.

In this members-only interactive and safe two-hour workshop, participants will learn through prompts and discussion the workings of dialogue and to relax and have fun with it. Participants are welcome to bring a piece of dialogue they are working on to share. Sign up here.

LaQuette will help us to address diversity in our writing from a critical lens, regardless of our chosen genres. Writing outside of your personal, generational, or cultural experience can be a treacherous road to travel for today’s author. Even with the best intentions, it’s easy to create problematic or harmful content when you’re unaware of what you don’t know. Learn how to use literary theory and criticism to view your work through an alternative lens. By using literary frameworks, you can gain insight into alternative perspectives that can help you identify and eliminate problematic and harmful content before you publish. Sign up here.

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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 Facebook: @LoniCameronWriter

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