Professional Writers Association of Canada
Toronto Chapter
Professional Development Bulletin
 Bulletin #21                                                            February 20, 2010
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Seminar: Room 106, Health Sciences Building, University of Toronto, 155 College St.
(Campus Map)
Cheers with Peers: Molly Bloom's Irish Pub, 191 College St.

Time: 7:00 p.m. Register
7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Seminar including Q&A
Followed by Cheers with Peers
*NOTE: Cheers with Peers is "pay your own way"

Seminar Cost:

FREE for PWAC members/mtudents
Only $15 for Non-members
New! $10 for Members
of associate writing groups

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For more information, email [email protected]
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PWAC Toronto Chapter 2010 Professional Development Series

Tuesday, March 23
The Shifting Freelance Market: New Markets, New Media, New Opportunities

Thursday, April 29
Building Your Business Through Strategic Alliances

PWAC members and students: FREE!
Non-members: Only $15
New! Associate Writer Group Members: Only $10

PWAC Toronto Chapter thanks our generous sponsors and partners.

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Join us on Tuesday, March 23, 2010
PWAC Toronto Chapter will present:

The Shifting Freelance Market: New Markets, New Media, New Opportunities (Presented in partnership with Ryerson University's G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education)

Fundamental forces like the Internet and the "great recession" have had a dramatic impact on many traditional markets for freelance writers. What markets today hold the most promise for freelancers? Is the Internet the new land of opportunity? How do writers break into online writing, and which markets are most lucrative? Is corporate writing a recipe for wealth? What industries provide the best compensation? Are books, magazines and newspapers really dead? Our panel of experts will answer these questions and more.

Panel Discussion Guest Speakers:

Rhonda Abrams
is an instructor and the academic coordinator for the New Media program at the G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education at Ryerson University in Toronto. Rhonda is a film and video maker whose work has been widely exhibited in galleries and in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art and the National Gallery of Canada. She studied Visual Arts at the University of Ottawa and the Banff Centre, and has an MFA in film production from York University.

Pete Savage
is a successful, Peterborough, Ont.-based freelance copywriter, speaker and coach. His copywriting clients have included Motorola, HP, Sears, Siemens, NCR, and Research in Motion. Pete is the co-author of The Wealthy Freelancer, recently published by Penguin's Alpha Books imprint, and is the author of the e-book The Freelance Copywriter's $64,000 Direct Mail Self-Promotion Package.

D. B. Scott
is the president of Cambridge, Ont.-based Impresa Communications Ltd. As a respected writer, editor, teacher, publisher and consultant specializing in the magazine industry, he has helped many of Canada's largest publishing companies and individual publications in critical areas such as strategic planning, content development, marketing, redesigns and production. In addition to his consulting work, D.B. runs a daily blog called Canadian Magazines.

Stuart Woods
has been the editor of Quill & Quire, Canada's national magazine on the book and publishing industry, since the middle of 2009. He began his career in book publishing, working as an editor at Montreal-based Price-Patterson Ltd. He later worked as a print journalist before joining Quill & Quire in 2007 as an editorial intern and later a staff writer. 

Date: Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Time: Registration 7 p.m. Seminar 7:30 to 9 p.m.*
Location: Room 106, Health Sciences Building, University of Toronto, 155 College St.
Cost: FREE for PWAC Members/Students
$15 for Non-Members
New! $10 for Associate Writer Group Members
*Post-seminar Cheers with Peers Networking at Molly Bloom's Irish Pub, 191 College Street (pay your own way)

For more information, e-mail: [email protected]

PWAC 2010 MagNet National Industry Conference