Meeting Schedule 2014/2015:

Summer break. Happy writing!

 

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

November 16, 2014: Sherry Coman

December 14: Sue Reynolds, award-winning author, writing mentor, publisher, poet

January 19 : Ian Brown, author, journalist

February 22: Susan Swan, Journalist, feminist, novelist, activist, teacher

Really? 8 point font - the entire manuscript of Fauna!

Really? 8 point font – the entire manuscript of Fauna!

 

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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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Down by the Bay, 121 Mississaga St. East, Orillia

 

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Click below to read about past speakers:

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: October 19, 2014

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A Perfectly Good Day Ruined

with Bruce Pirrie

followed by his one-hour workshop, 
Making Your Writing Laughable

Bruce has been a Head Writer, Director and Producer of various Second City stage, television and film projects. Through this association with Second City Bruce has been nominated and received various national awards including; Dora Mavor Moores, Geminis, and the Canadian Comedy Awards.  But more important than awards, Bruce had the pleasure of working with the Who’s Who of Second City, which also means he has worked with some of the greatest comic performers of the last twenty-five years.

He has a vast range of experience in stage, television, radio and film and draws on the experience and insight accumulated from his years as an improviser, actor, writer and director.

Recently Bruce has written for The Ron James Show and was nominated for a Gemini Award in 2010 for “Best Director in a Comedy Series.

He also teaches comedy writing and performing at Humber College and Ryerson University in Toronto

 

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