Member Workshop Proposal Info

Our member-run mini-workshops are a hit! This year, tap into the expertise of fellow WCYR members with our Members-only workshops. Check out Upcoming Events for more information.

Continuing with this new tradition, the WCYR Board is seeking proposals from WCYR and WCDR Members who would like to present a 1-2 hour workshop during our 2021- 2022 season.

WHY WE OFFER WCYR MINI-WORKSHOPS:

-to encourage all WCYR members to improve their writing skills by attending interesting, informative and enthusiastic workshops.
-to offer useful and free benefits for WCYR members.
-to showcase member talent and pool our resources.
-to give facilitating members experience in public speaking and a solid resume credit.

Mini-workshops are a win-win. The presenting member earns $75.00 for their time, while attending guests learn something new and valuable.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

Each mini-workshop should be a stand-alone learning experience that lasts between one and two hours (including time for questions).

Topics may include anything on craft, marketing, or the business of writing.

Each proposal must include the following:

  • A workshop title
  • A short (one paragraph) abstract, describing your workshop (150-300 words)
  • A detailed synopsis of the entire workshop (200+ words)
  • A bio describing the experience that qualifies you to teach your chosen topic (remember, you don’t need to be a “professional” you just need to know a lot about the topic)

***Your proposal will not be accepted without all these elements.

Email rtheaker@rogers.com with your proposal.

Deadline for submissions is March 13th, 2021. The top 4 proposals will be chosen by blind survey by WCYR members.

Proposals will only be accepted from members in good standing of WCYR and/or WCDR.

THE NUTS AND BOLTS :

Workshop location ZOOM during Covid.  Tbd post-COVID.

Workshop times may vary, but they are generally held on a weekday evening, from 7:00pm-9:00pm.

While the workshops are free to WCYR and WCDR members, the guest facilitator will receive a $75.00 honorarium.

Seating is unlimited during COVID but post-COVID will be restricted to 16 people.

Audio and visual aids, such as microphone and projector, will be supplied.

If you have any questions or feedback, please contact Ronda at rtheaker@rogers.com

Thanks!  I hope to see many of you at the regular monthly meetings, and in future workshops!

WCYR Program Assistant Coordinator,
Ronda Theaker