Member Workshop Proposal Info

Our member-run mini-workshops are a hit! This year, tap into the expertise of fellow WCYR members with workshops on topics such as creating dynamic villains, being an agile writer, public speaking and selling short fiction. Check out Upcoming Events for more information.

Continuing with this new tradition, the WCYR Board is seeking proposals from WCYR Members who would like to present a 1-2 hour workshop during our 2019-2020 season. Once again, NewMakeIt in Newmarket has generously donated their conference room, allowing us to offer these workshops FREE to members.

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 (maximum 300 words)
  • A detailed synopsis of the entire workshop (500-1000 words)
  • A bio describing the professional experience that qualifies you to teach your chosen topic

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

Email meetings@wcyork.ca with your proposal.

Deadline for submissions is February 28th, 2019. 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 WCDR.

THE NUTS AND BOLTS :

Workshops will be held at Newmakeit (1310 Kerrisdale Blvd, Suite 200, Newmarket, Ontario).

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 limited to 16 people.

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

If you have any questions or feedback, please email WCYR at wcyork.ca or meetings@wcyork.ca.

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

WCYR Program Coordinator,
Kim McDougall