jqheadshot2 NEXT MEETING: March 19, 2017

With jia qing wilson-yang

At the Leacock Museum, Orillia

    Join us in welcoming jia qing wilson-yang as our March speaker.

jia qing’s talk will be focused on our relationship to our history and the land we occupy, it will be a time spent with some readings from her novel Small Beauty and some poetry and include discussion about trans fiction, being a racialized writer in Canada, and writing as a way to connect to our histories.

The workshop will offer participants an opportunity to consider their relationship to the land we are on and their relationship to their ancestors. It will involve some short writing exercises and discussion.

jia qing wilson-yang is a writer and musician living in Toronto. Her first novel, Small Beauty, has been described as a southern Ontario gothic, and a “quiet gorgeous meditation on grief, race and community.” Small Beauty was given an Honour of Distinction for the Writer’s Trust of Canada Dayne Ogilvie Prize for Emerging LGBT Writers. Her poetry has appeared in Room Magazine.

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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.

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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

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