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.
We no longer provide a Youth Group option but we are always looking for skilled volunteers to help with initiatives such as these. Please visit the contact page and leave us a message if you are interested in working with us.
Click HERE to learn more about us and our initiatives.
Membership also gives you privileges with the Writers’ Community of Durham Region (WCDR) and our professional partners.
Our main location is the Newmarket Public Library but we’ve moved to a hybrid program offering with most of our meetings in person and some available via Zoom. Fees to attend monthly events vary, starting at $20.00 for registered WCYR members and $25 for non-members. Applicable fees are listed with each event. Attendance requires advance registration.
As A WCYR Member You Receive
For your annual $65 membership fee to the Writers Community of York Region, you will receive:
- $5 discount from events admission fees
- Join weekly virtual write-ins Sunday mornings or Monday evenings
- Join weekly WCDR write-ins Thursday evenings
- Ability to attend up to 4 free Member Only Workshops per season
- A discount to participate at book-selling events organized by WCYR
- A discount to attend any Writers’ Conferences organized by WCYR
- Opportunity to be on the board and help shape the future of the WCYR
- Inclusion in WCYR website directory of writers and authors
- Ability to promote yourself on WCYR social media & in our Newsletter
- Opportunity to promote published books at our live events and with WCYR social media
- Receive discounts on local retreats and workshops via participating partners
- Opportunity to be professionally published on WCYR Easy Writer Blog
- Access to WCYR lending library of books related to writing
- Information about local writing groups
- Ability to submit a proposal to facilitate a Member’s Only Workshop
- Volunteer opportunities (Board of Directors & Member-at-Large positions)
- Ability to apply for educational/professional development writing grants
- A website badge/icon from WCYR for promoting your membership on your website/blog