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The goal of the Writers’ Community of York Region (WCYR) is to function as a hub for individuals and groups of authors, poets, playwrights, screenwriters, technical writers, journalists, business writers, networkers, editors and supporters of the written word. Please note: due to the fact that some of the materials read/discussed may contain mature themes, content and language, we have established a minimum age of 18 years as eligibility for membership.

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WCYR Blue Pencil


What is a “Blue Pencil” session? It’s an opportunity to work with a published author, in a small group setting (Zoom), to get feedback on a WIP (work in progress). 

We have gathered a fantastic group of WCYR Member-Authors & Friends who are eager to share what they have learned, and help guide you on your own writing journey.

Participation will require pre-registration before December 1st.

$20.00 – $25.00

The Image/Moment with Sue Reynolds- Virtual Members Only Event


The Image/Moment is a sure-fire technique to calibrate readerly anxiety and tension in fiction, creative non-fiction or even poetry. The Image Moment (a single element of Jack Grapes’ METHOD WRITING) is a stunningly effective and reliable way to manage the pacing of psychological tension for your reader. Experiment with and experience the effects of this incredible technique in this 2 hour workshop.

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Mastering Memoir: “It’s Not Me, It’s You.”


Are you looking to craft your personal story and elevate it into art? It can be challenging to write life stories that keep readers fully engaged and turning the page. One of Alison's many insights is that at its best, your memoir is not about you. It's about your reader. Alison is a multiple award-winning author, playwright, and performer. With her enthusiastic, humorous, presentation style, Alison will share tricks of the trade to telling your open-hearted truth in a way that resonates with your reader. She will debunk some common myths and beliefs about memoir. She will offer insights and guidance about how to deal with the obstacles and challenges that face even the most experienced memoir writers.

Get Tickets $20.00 – $25.00