Ugly Holiday Sweater Party & Open Mic

Join the WCYR for an afternoon of fun, food, great literature and friends. Have a chance to wear those ugly holiday togs you keep hidden all year. Bring a short piece of your fiction, nonfiction or poetry to read aloud at our open mic. We’ll also have raffle prizes and a buffet lunch.

NEW THIS YEAR: bring a used book for our gift exchange!

Here are the details:

Ugly Holiday attire is not required, but come on, when else do you get to wear a sweater with tinsel? Prizes will be awarded for the best ugly sweater.

Open mic is optional. If you would like to participate, bring a piece of writing to read aloud. So that everyone has a chance to read, please limit your reading to 3 minutes (about 500 words). Readers will be drawn at random. Put your name in that hat to read at the door.

Gift exchange: Please bring one wrapped, used book. Write the genre of the book on the wrapping.

Preregistration is required for this event. No pay-at-the-door tickets will be available.

The party starts at 12:00pm on Saturday, December 8th, 2018. We’ll be at the Ray Twinney Recreation Complex (Lounge 1) in Newmarket.

Please note: WCYR meetings are strictly for ages 18+. Teens from grades 7-12 are welcome to join our youth group at





100 Eagle Street West, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada, L3Y 1J4

  • 2018 Holiday Social
    December 8, 2018
    12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Details Price Qty
WCYR Member - Free Admission $0.00 (CAD)  
WCYR Non-Member $5.00 (CAD)  

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Kim McDougall has been using Scrivener since 2006, when it was still in beta testing. She is an author, fiber artist and photographer who writes dark fantasy fiction. Under her married name, Kim Chatel, she also published 6 books for children. As co-founder of Castelane Inc., Kim has produced over 400 book trailers. Kim is also the meeting coordinator and speaker wrangler for the WCYR.

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