Meeting Schedule 2014/2015:

December 14: Carlos Vilchez, Online Social Media Specialist

January 18 : Ian Brown, Author, Journalist

February 22: Susan Swan, Journalist, Feminist, Novelist, Activist, Teacher

March 22: Wayson Choy, Novelist, Memoirist, Mentor

April 19: TBA

May 24: TBA

June 21: TBA

Sept. 20: TBA

Oct. 18: TBA

Nov. 15: TBA

Dec. 13: TBA

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Monthly Meetings include a featured speaker from the industry, local literary news, networking time, and an awesome raffle draw.

Lunch can be ordered from Brewery Bay’s extensive and diverse menu.

meeting: 11:30 a.m.

Members: $6.00

  • Non-members $12.00

optional workshop: 1:30 pm

$10.00

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Click below to read about past speakers:

October 19, 2014: Bruce Pirrie: writer/director for Second City, Professor: Humber College

September 21, 2014: James Dewar:  Poet, Editor, Publisher

June 22, 2014: Ted Barris, author of The Great Escape and Professor, Journalism/Broadcasting Centennial College

May 25, 2014:  Drea Cohane, literary agent, The Rights Factory

March 23, 2014Antanas Sileika  Author, Director, The Humber School for Writers 

April 13, 2014: Karen Hood-Caddy – Writing as if Your Soul Depended on It. Workshop: Responding to the Call of Your Writerly Soul

February 16, 2014: Julie Czerneda – Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing? It’s not like the others

January 19, 2014: Barbara Turner-Vesselago – Freefall Writing * this meeting will begin at 11:30, with the workshop following at 1:00 pm (*Barbara will also lead the mini workshop )

December 15, 2013: Ruth E. Walker, author of Living Underground

November 17, 2013: Allyson Latta on telling secrets

* Allyson will be leading the optional workshop: The Inviting Door – first page assessments

October 20, 2013: Sharon Clare – Wish I’d Known

September 15, 2013:Alissa York – The Madness Method

June: Kim Moritsugu – First Page Flash Assessments

May: Cordelia Strube – The Fictional Impulse

April 21, 2013: Barry Dempster, Giving the Muse Office Hours

March 17, 2013: Halli Villegas, Publisher of Tightrope Books

February 17, 2013: Bruce Meyer, Poet Laureate of Barrie

December 16, 2012: Jessica Westhead: Writing and Getting Published

November 18, 2012: Richard Scrimger and the Need for Story

October 21, 2012, Michael Neff – Perfect Pitch

September 16, 2012, Annette McLeod – The Freelance Life

June 17th, 2012 Speaker: Sue Kenney

May 27th, 2012 Speaker: Young Adult Panel

April 15th, 2012 Speaker: James Dewar

March 18th, 2012 Speaker: Dorothea Helms

February 19th, 2012 Speaker: Douglas Gibson

January 15th, 2012 Speaker: Heather O’Connor

December 18th, 2011 Speaker: Sue Reynolds

November 20th, 2011 Speaker: Gwynn Scheltema

October 16th, 2011 Speaker: Terry Fallis

September 25th, 2011 Speaker: Ruth E. Walker

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Next Meeting: January 18, 2015

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Writing What’s in Front of You:
Narrative Nonfiction and the Personal Eye

with Ian Brown

In a world of 24-hour news cycles, instantaneous Twitter feeds and countless other digital distractions, well-written long-form narrative non-fiction (essays, journalism, memoirs, true stories) is making a comeback.  Why?  And how?  How does the non-fiction writer decide what to write about?  And how does one write nonfiction that people want to read?

Join us on January 18 to listen to a master of the form.

Ian Brown, Chair of the Literary Journalism at Banff  Centre for the past five summers, is an acclaimed roving feature writer for the Globe and Mail. He is equally well-known for his work on CBC radio, where he was the moderator of Talking Books for more than a decade, and hosted Sunday Morning and Later the Same Day. He also presents pre-eminent television documentary shows on TVO’s Doc Studio. With Paul Tough, he founded open letters, the first online magazine of first person journalism in letter form. He is the author of FreeWheeling--which won the National Business Book Award--and Man Overboard, and most recently edited the anthology What I Meant to Say: The Private Lives of Men. His most recent book, The Boy in the Moon, was chosen by the New York Times as one of the ten best books of 2010.

 

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