We hope you are all enjoying your summer vacation!

At our next WCSC meeting on Sunday, September 17, 2017, we are pleased to present National Bestselling Author Kate Hilton as our speaker.

For many writers, marketing is the most intimidating aspect of the publishing business.  Nationally bestselling author Kate Hilton offers her funny and honest observations about book marketing, drawing on a career in law, fundraising, and public relations.  Where can you make useful investments in your marketing strategy, and what are the pitfalls to avoid at all costs? Learn from Kate’s successes and, more importantly, from her mistakes.

For the workshop:  To Outline or Not To Outline.  Ask ten different writers, and you’ll get ten different answers.  But even if you’re committed to letting the words flow unfettered, having a basic plan at the beginning of a writing project can save you months of rewrites at the end.  In this interactive workshop, Kate will talk about how to design a basic outline for your book, and why outlines support rather than constrain creativity.  Once you make outlining part of your process, you’ll never go back!

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to sign up in advance HERE.

 Kate Hilton - Sept 2017

Click here to Register 

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The Writers’ Community of Simcoe County

functions as a hub for practitioners and fans of the written word. Our aim is to engage, inform and encourage writers at all levels and of all genres, independently and in co-operation with existing cultural and writing-related organizations, associations, libraries and community groups.

From September to June, we meet one Sunday a month from 11:30 to 1:00 p.m. at The Leacock Museum, 50 Museum Drive, Orillia. Each month we feature speakers from all aspects of the writing life – authors, freelancers, editors, agents, and publishers – to motivate, inspire and enlighten writers and aspiring writers in our community. Each month we offer an optional hands-on workshop which follows a short break after the speaker. The workshop is from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm.

WCSC offers you opportunities for information-sharing, networking and support, education and professional development. Whether you are a fiction or non-fiction writer, poet, playwright, screenwriter, songwriter, editor, or someone who just loves the way words connect, you’ll find yourself at home at a WCSC  meeting.

If you’d like to be notified of what is developing with the organization, please send us a notice via the contact form on this website or subscribe using our RSS feed. Better still, you can become involved as a charter member. For more information, click on the Membership tab.

To listen to a radio interview with WCSC Past-President Deepam Wadds about the organization, CLICK HERE

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We’re also seeking energetic folks with a variety of skills, life experiences and interests, to work as volunteers. Bring your organizational and networking expertise and to help chart the future of WCSC!

You’ll work with the WCSC Board to:

  • provide input on a broad range of administrative and financial matters
  • contribute to the development of outreach strategies for new members, speakers and presenters
  • assist with organizing our workshops and meetings
  • build partnerships with cultural, literary and educational organizations in the region

If you’re interested in getting involved, or volunteer in another capacity, please send us a notice via the contact form.

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We look forward to meeting you face-to-face. Writing doesn’t have to be a solitary act!

 

 

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Durham Region
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York Region
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