The Writers’ Community of Simcoe County is a sister organization to the Writers’ Community of Durham Region (a community of almost 400 members strong). We are a non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging and promoting the art and skill of writing. We foster literacy, and provide moral support to writers through education and networking, both independently and in co-operation with existing organizations.

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 breakfast or other sponsored event.

New members are always welcome, including those who are just starting to explore their interest in writing. Current members include novices, award-winning and published writers and poets, editors, illustrators and songwriters. Whatever your interest, we hope you come check us out to see what’s happening with The Writers’ Community of Simcoe County.

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!

Our door is always open.


Next Meeting: October 18, 2015

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The Slow Burn or the Gutpunch

~ Building and Breaking Tension

In time for some dark Halloween writing, author Matt Lennox delivers a talk on writing thrillers. He will address the issues of creating conflict and tension in that genre.
The workshop following lunch will flow from the talk. Participants are invited to suggest scenes of conflict and tension in order to discuss how their own writing may have been influenced.
Matt Lennox is the author of "Men of Salt, Men of Earth", "The Carpenter", and "Knucklehead". He has also written short fiction and non-fiction for the National Post, the Walrus, and Toronto Life, and has been longlisted for the CBC creative non-fiction contest. Outside of writing, Matt is an officer in the Canadian Armed Forces Reserves. He served in Afghanistan in 2008. He lives in Toronto with his wife, Natalie Jacyk, and their dog, Johnny Cash.
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Don't live in Simcoe County?

We are connected to a number of other writing communities in Ontario. Click on the links below to be directed to a writers' community nearer to you:

Durham Region
(Pickering, Ajax, Whitby, Oshawa, Port Perry, Uxbridge, Beaverton)

York Region
(Richmond Hill, Aurora, Newmarket, King, Vaughan, Whitchurch-Stouffville, East Gwillimbury, Georgina Townships)


(Minden, Haliburton, Carnarvon, Dorset, West Guilford, Oxtongue Lake)