Professional Writers Association of Canada
Toronto Chapter Newsletter 
Issue Number 1 October 2008
In This Premier Issue
"Brand New" PWAC Toronto Chapter
Networking Events
Professional Development
Writer Community News
Who's New?
President's Message
Quick Links (Coming Soon) 
Event Registration
 Job Opportunities  
Contact Us
Quick Links (Coming Soon)
Members in the News
PWAC National News
Featured Members 

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If you haven't already renewed your 2008/2009 PWAC Membership, don't hesitate! Pease contact Lauren Stewart, Membership Coordinator [email protected]
Drum roll please ...
Roll out the red carpet!  We have arrived.   
Your brand, spankin' new Toronto Chapter Newsletter is here. Enjoy your premier issue!
Deborah Serravalle, VP Communications
PWAC Toronto Chapter
"Brand New" PWAC Toronto Chapter
 PWAC Toronto Chapter presents...
Name the Newsletter CONTEST!
It looks different; it feels different; it is different!  Now it needs a name ...
Throw your idea into the mix and win a complementary registration to a PWAC Toronto Chapter full-day professional development workshop, valued at $80! 
Send your ideas to [email protected] by October 14th.
Our winner will be announced in our next edition.
Good Luck!
October Networking Events
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
East End Writers' Group presents Shane Joseph reading from Fringe Dwellers, a collection of 12 touching stories of human endeavour against loss, circumstance and marginalization, Published by Hidden Brook Press. The usual critique of unpublished manuscripts will take place after the networking break. No fee, but bring a wheat-free snack. Contact [email protected] 
Time: 7 to 10 p.m.
Location: O'Connor Drive and St. Clair Ave. E. Toronto.
Professional Development
2008/2009 Seminars and Workshops...
Our monthly Seminar Series will resume in October at our NEW location. The World's Biggest Bookstore at Yonge & Dundas. In addition to our monthly evening seminars, we will also run half-day and full-day workshops for writers in the spring. For more information contact [email protected] 
PWAC Toronto Chapter 1st Evening Seminar 
Presented in partnership with Ryerson Univerity's G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education. Oct. 14, 6:30-10 pm
Crafting Compelling Memoirs and Personal Essays
Featuring Beth Kaplan, Lindsay Michael and Sarah Moore at the World's Biggest Bookstore, Event Room 2nd Floor, 20 Edwards Street, 1 Block North of Dundas at Yonge.  
FREE for PWAC Members/Students
Cracking the 49th Parallel - Sell to American Markets! Oct.9, 6:00-8:00 pm
Find out how to sell to The New York Times, New York Times Magazine, Wired, The New Yorker, Portfolio, Family Circle, Glamour, New York and others.Get insider information from New York-based Canadian journalists Clive Thompson, Gold National magazine award winner Duff McDonald, and ASJA board member Caitlin Kelly.
Ryerson University School of Journalism, 80 Gould Street
$20, $10 Students - cash only
*For a complete list of events in the GTA please visit
Writer Community News
Toronto Chapter Partnerships
We have been forging ahead with other writer organizations, such as CAA, EAC, Magazines Canada (and many more) to provide increased opportunities, more  improved networking events and combined programs to our members. In addition to GTA partner events, the PWAC National Conference will be held in Toronto next year as a collaborative association event bringing writers, editors and publishers together for 5 days of professional development and mega-networking.
Mark your calendar now! June 3-7th, 2009
Are you looking for front page WEB presence?
Tell us why your PWAC membership matters and you will be featured on the new PWAC Toronto Chapter Website! Submit a one-liner explanation and watch for your face and name front and centre on our NEW PWAC Toronto Chapter home page! This kind of exposure gives you braggin' rights and lets others know why PWAC matters most for professional writers!
Look Who's Joined...
PWAC Toronto Chapter welcomes our NEWest Members!
Annette Bourd, Professional Member
Alison Cunliffe, Professional Member
Sandra Foster, Professional Member
Jason Hamilton, Professional Member
Mary-Louise Langloise, Professional Member
Aviva Rabinovici, Professional Member
Nora Ryell, Professional Member
Nikesh Amit, Student Member
President's Message 
PWAC Toronto Chapter emerges!  
We have been busy over the summer creating a brand new look and identity for PWAC Toronto Chapter that will help to establish our presence, maximize our exposure and promote our members. Get ready for our new look and fresh content coming this fall to our website, newsletter and marketing materials! The best is yet to come...
If you have articles or announcements to submit to our NEW newsletter, contact Deborah Serravalle,VP Communications [email protected] 

Tell us how we can support your writing habit!
Dawn Boshcoff, President
PWAC Toronto Chapter