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New Year's Writing Skills Refresher
Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Just in time for resolution season, get a refresher on core freelance writing skills:

- research
- interviewing
- style
- and editing!

Join our panel of experts for best practices to make your interviews tighter and your prose brighter.

Newcomers will be able to learn the basics and even established writers can pick up some new tips and reminders.

Our panelists for this event are:
Rebecca Caldwell has worked as a journalist for more than a decade and at a variety of media outlets, from The Globe and Mail to the George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight show. In 2011, she was named PWAC's Editor of the Year. Currently she is the acting managing editor of Cottage Life magazine.

Tim Groves is a Toronto-based freelance reporter and investigative researcher with a particular interest in issues related to surveillance, national security, enviromental justice, and Canada's First Nations. His articles have appeared in the Toronto Star, CBC.ca, The Dominion, Briarpatch and mediacoop.ca. He is passionate about sharing his research skills through training workshops and by consulting for grassroots organizations. For more information on his work and writing, go to http://timgrovesreports.wordpress.com.

Paul McLaughlin is one of Canada’s leading experts on interviewing. He is the author of the widely used text, Asking Questions: The Art of the Media Interview, and has been an interviewing trainer for CBC Radio and TV. Paul has been a freelance writer and broadcaster and journalism instructor for most of his career. He has worked at CBC Radio, written for most major Canadian magazines and teaches at Ryerson and York universities. The author of several books, Paul is also an award-winning playwright.

Get all the event details and register here.

Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre, 750 Spadina Ave. (at Bloor Street), 3rd floor

Registration: 6:30 p.m. 

Panel Discussion/Q&A: 7:00 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Cheers with Peers networking to follow (see below)

FREE for PWAC members and students (please register online; students, please show proof of academic enrolment at the door)

$10 for members of associate writers’ groups who register online by midnight before the event, or $15 at the door

$15 for non-members who register online by midnight before the event

$20 for non-members at the door

Cheers with Peers open networking takes place following each evening seminar, offering a great opportunity to directly connect with panelists and other professional writers. Cheers events take place at Madison Avenue Pub, 14 Madison Ave. (buy your own cheers).

To register, click here!

Event Type: Seminar
Organization: PWAC