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.

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Next Meeting: September 21, 2014

Everything You've ever Wanted to Know about Self-Publishing, but were Afraid to Ask
with James Dewar

Join Micro-Press Publisher James Dewar in an honest and thorough discussion about the pros and cons of self-publishing. James will describe each of the critical steps in preparing your book for publication, offer tips on how to budget each step, and generate a discussion about how living The Artist’s Way will ensure that you have a wonderful experience throughout the entire process.

Optional Workshop:
1) Part one: Book layout and printing tips for self-publishers
2) Part two: Finding the fine print on a sample publishing contract
James will provide detailed hand-outs for all participants.
 

James Dewar is the publisher and editor of Piquant Press. In 2011 James and his partner Sue Reynolds launched Stone’s Throw Publications, designed specifically to help authors who need help during the publishing process finding quality editors, printers, graphic designers, layout experts and retail platforms. James enjoys educating new authors in the essential steps of self-publication and the many options available for author promotion. He can customize any project. The most important thing that James encourages authors to learn is how to read the fine print and retain the full copyright of their material.

 

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)

Mississauga

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