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Even More Conference Speakers!


Join the WCYR and friends for a weekend full of workshops, networking, and inspiration. Register early. Space is limited and registration closes October 17th, 2021.

Date: October 22-24, 2021

Get Tickets $20.00 – $39.00 10 tickets left

Keynote and Honorary Patron of the WCYR Conference


The WCYR is proud to announce our second writers’ conference. This weekend event will bring together writers from all over York Region and beyond, along with guest speakers, editors, and publishers.

$20.00 – $39.00

Scrivener for Beginners


Back by popular demand.  In this members-only workshop, Kim will walk us through the process of getting ourselves up and running on the Scrivener program. Stick around for advanced tips and tricks that will get you organized and motivated to write.


Poetry Workshop


Patricia Keeney,  an award-winning poet, novelist, theatre and literary critic and professor of Literature, Humanities and Creative Writing at Toronto’s York University will be facilitating this special two-hour workshop in Newmarket.

Do you want to explore “the inside story” that will help you to deepen your connection with your writing and your readers?  Whether or not poetry is your usual genre, all writers can benefit from exploring the poem as an emotional roadmap, otherwise known as the inside story.

$20.00 – $25.00

The Genesis of Story – M.C. Perron (members only)


This members-only  workshop will examine the history of ideas, the importance of mental space in writing, how to use social media appropriately to find ideas and locate websites that are a continuous source of fodder.  We will discuss why it is important to let ideas percolate and how to use the M.I.C.E. quotient to figure out the kind of story you want to write and how to pinpoint what can help bring it to life.