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2011 to 2012  PWAC Toronto Chapter


For further information contact Dawn Boshcoff, VP Professional Development, at [email protected]


Panel Member Diane Peters talks about how writers can develop working relationships with editors at one of PWAC’s monthly evening seminars.

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Monthly Evening Seminar Series 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. followed by Cheers with Peers Networking


Wednesday, October 12, 2011


Getting to Yes: How to Pitch Stories to Editors
Boost your publishing success rate, see your name in print and improve your bottom line. Our panel of editors will provide valuable tips on pitching stories, building relationships and becoming a go-to freelancer.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


Writers Earning a Living: Alternate Revenue Sources
Writing, editing, PR, training, teaching, TV commentary, baking cupcakes? Explore ways to find fulfillment and learn about alternative revenue streams that could contribute to your career success.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


Secrets of Freelancing Success
Freelancers can make a comfortable living - and it's not all about just writing. Three highly successful freelancers share ways to maximize income through smart marketing, pitching, time management, and hard work.

Thursday, February 16, 2012


Digital Journalism for Pay
Does digital journalism present a legitimate, financially viable alternative to traditional media or is it just a pallid copy of old-school newspaper, TV and radio news? Learn how editors and writers are making it in a digital age.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012


Writing Your Way: Corporate Writing & Copywriting
Find lucrative opportunities to serve businesses starved for clean, client-winning prose. Expert copywriters tell you how to leverage your periodical work, build a portfolio, find potential clients and prepare a winning pitch.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012


Insider Tips: Getting Started in Health and Science Writing
Have you always wanted to write about health and science topics? Learn to take advantage of the growing demand in this market with insider tips and tools from three of Canada's top-ranked health and science writers.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012


Make Your Narrative Non-Fiction Dazzle!
How can your non-fiction enchant and captivate readers? What are the latest tips and techniques? Experts in this genre will help you set the scene and turn real-world issues into irresistible stories that sell.

Location: The February and April evening seminars will be held at St. Paul's Bloor Street, 227 Bloor Street East.
All other evening seminars will be held at Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre, 750 Spadina Avenue.

Registration: 6:30 p.m.
Panel Discussion/Q&A: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

FREE for PWAC members and students
» $20 for registration at door
» $10 for members of associate writers’ groups advance online registration (up to midnight before event)
» $15 for non-member advance online registration (up to midnight before event)


Saturday, March 24, 2012
Website Marketing with Audio and Video for Freelancers
Choose either of the two Half-Day Sessions OR a Full-Day Workshop!
Producing a podcast or using short audio clips and video posts can greatly enhance your credibility and online presence. By the end of either half-day workshop, you will write, record, edit, produce and publish your own audio or video segment to upload to your website for maximum marketing impact.

A.M. SESSION 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Audio/Podcast Production
P.M. SESSION 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Producing Online Video

PWAC members/students: $69/half day; $129/full day
Non-members: $89/half day; $169/full day
Members of associate writers’ groups: $79/half day; $149/full day

*BONUS: Register for the FULL-DAY session before March 15th and receive a FREE REGISTRATION for you AND a friend to any of our seminars in our 2012 online series!

Our 2012 line-up of online, interactive learning opportunities is coming soon!

For more information, contact: Dawn Boshcoff, VP Professional Development, at [email protected].



PWAC hosts annual Writer’s Industry Awards at MagNet, Canada’s annual National Magazines Conference.

Panelist Alex Bozikovic, an editor with The Globe and Mail's Travel section

Dozens of current and aspiring travel writers take part to learn the secrets of the craft from the experts

2012 MagNet National Magazines Conference, June 6th to 9th, hosted by Magazines Canada and planned in coordination with PWAC.
Held annually in downtown Toronto, this is the largest national magazines conference that takes place over five days, attracting professional writers, editors and publishers from across Canada. You can look forward to Superb networking, five days of seminars and workshops and an event program designed to open doors and create many more career opportunities for professional writers!
Mark your calendars now! This is an event you won't want to miss!

In addition to providing professional writing services and communications expertise to companies and organizations, many PWAC Toronto Professional Members provide customized workshops, seminars, individual and online training sessions. Clients include writers, editors, members of associations and organizations, businesses, as well as continuing education programs, colleges, universities and school boards.

If you are looking to hire a PWAC Professional Writer to meet your specific learning or training objectives, or to add to your conference or workshop agenda, please visit www.writers.ca and search by location, topic or type of service.

To add PWAC Professional Development to your Conference or Workshop Agenda, please contact VP Professional Development, Dawn Boshcoff at [email protected].