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: May 25, 2014

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On May 25, Drea Cohane will speak to the WCSC on what it means to be an agent in today's market. She'll discuss some of the changes she's seen in publishing since coming on the scene, and detail the ever-changing role of an agent within the publishing industry. She'll wrap up the talk by discussing what she's looking for in terms of queries/projects.

Query Workshop:
The workshop will be on how to perfect the query, and how this is the most important first-contact piece of writing that an author is ever going to produce. This is what determines whether or not their manuscript will be read/requested by an agent. She'll discuss what not to do, and what is the best approach for debut authors trying to get their work read.

Drea Cohane graduated from the Ryerson Publishing program and went on to do an internship at The Rights Factory. She was then hired on as an Associate Agent and has been working at the agency ever since. She also freelance edits on the side. Her roster consists of British, American, and Canadian clients. She resides in Toronto.

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)