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Benefits of membership

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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Copy Editing 101 — Members Only Workshop with Erika MacNeil

Taylor Funeral Home Newmarket 524 Davis Drive, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada

This workshop provides hands-on experience doing copy edit on a potential manuscript submission. Participants will bring in 3-5 pieces that are ready for editing. The workshop leader will demonstrate copy edit on their own work using an LCD projector and Google Docs. Writers will bring their own laptops and are invited to have their work projected on the screen to be edited collaboratively with the group. We will examine submission guidelines and formatting options.

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Prepping for NaNoWriMo


Whether you plan on writing 50K words in 30 days, for National Novel Writing Month, or are looking to do a personal writing retreat with a goal of “a lot” of words on the page, this is the prep session for you! Both pantsers and planners are more likely to succeed in a challenge like this with some mindful preparation. Now, this doesn’t mean plotting your book to death before November 1st and then no longer being inspired to write it. No. This is about the physical, mental, and writerly things you can do to help achieve your goals and remain motived.

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The Living Library- an A.M.A. (Ask Me Anything) Event

Newmarket Lions Hall & Community Centre 200 Doug Duncan Drive, Newmarket, Ontario

Ever get stuck with an  plot, character or industry question and suddenly find yourself lost in “research” online even more confused or overwhelmed by the volume of “helpful” information out there? What if you could talk to someone? Ask them those burning questions and find the guidance you were really looking for?

The WCYR has gathered together 6 local writers and industry professionals who will speak about their experience in a round-robin format, to answer those burning questions. In 15 minute intervals, participants will rotate around the room visiting each professional for a mini-group session. No more than 5 participants will visit during each interval

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