Upcoming Events

WCYR meetings and workshops are your once-a-month opportunity to network with your colleagues, hear a dynamite industry speaker talk about some aspect of the writing/editing/publishing/marketing/distributing world of books, and to just get out of your garret and hang with other writers for a few soul satisfying hours.

The Pliable Writer with Craig Hodgins

The Pliable Writer with Craig Hodgins

Nov 22, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm

**This is a FREE Members-only workshop. Space is limited. Please reserve your spot below. We have too many tasks, too many choices, and too little time....

Ugly Holiday Sweater Party & Open Mic

Ugly Holiday Sweater Party & Open Mic

Dec 8, 2018 12:00pm - 4:00pm

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...

Make Them Wonder: Sparking Curiosity, Surprise, and Awe in Our Readers with Daniel Scott Tysdal

Make Them Wonder: Sparking Curiosity, Surprise, and Awe in Our Readers with Daniel Scott Tysdal

Jan 13, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm

One of our most basic tasks as writers, as Janet Burroway reminds us, is to “make them wonder”to spark in our readers a sense of curiosity and awe,...

Page to Stage: with Charlene Jones

Page to Stage: with Charlene Jones

Jan 31, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Page to Stage: How to Engage an Audience and Speak into a Microphone at the Same Time with Charlene Jones **This is a FREE Members-only workshop. Space...

Fact or Fiction? Q&A with the York Regional Police

Fact or Fiction? Q&A with the York Regional Police

Feb 10, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Do you know the rights of an accused criminal? What is the booking procedure? How long are police allowed to hold a suspect? Do Miranda rights apply in...

Creating Compelling Characters with Ibi Kaslik

Creating Compelling Characters with Ibi Kaslik

Mar 10, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm

What is story? Is a narrative simply a series of events happening to random people? No! Who is this story about is just as important as What is this story...

Playing the Short Game #2: You Sold a Story!: Contracts, Editing, & Reality with Douglas Smith

Playing the Short Game #2: You Sold a Story!: Contracts, Editing, & Reality with Douglas Smith

Mar 28, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm

**This is a FREE Members-only workshop. Space is limited. Please reserve your spot below. Following on from Douglas' workshop in October 2017 and drawing...

Pens ‘n Friends: Luncheon & Peer Critiques

Pens ‘n Friends: Luncheon & Peer Critiques

May 5, 2019 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Join us for lunch and a peer manuscript review session. We’ll begin with a light lunch of wraps, sandwiches and salads. Take this time to get to know...

Writing From a Reader's Perspective with Larry Weller

Writing From a Reader's Perspective with Larry Weller

Jun 9, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm

The writer and the reader are in an intimate bond that crafts the work of art. By sending a novel or short story into the world, the writer is asking the...