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REGISTER EVENTS
PWAC Toronto Chapter Professional Development 2011/2012
For further information e-mail: [email protected].

EVENING SEMINARS to be held at Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre, Room 318, SW corner Bloor & Spadina
February 2012 and April 2012 Seminars: St Paul’s Church, Dalton Room, 227 Bloor Street East - Map

All seminars take place from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m and are followed by Cheers with Peers Networking.

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)

Please Select:

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

REGISTER ONLINE

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

REGISTER ONLINE

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

REGISTER ONLINE

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

REGISTER ONLINE

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

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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

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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

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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.


» HALF-DAY WORKSHOPS

Saturday, March 24, 2012
REGISTER ONLINE
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!

ONLINE LEARNING
Our 2012 line-up of online, interactive learning opportunities is coming soon! 
For more information, contact Dawn Boshcoff, VP Professional Development, at [email protected]

NETWORKING EVENTS

PWAC Toronto Chapter provides many social and networking events for our members, along with planned cooperative events with partner organizations, for members and the general public. Meet, mix and mingle with other professional writers, join one of our special interest groups, or just come out and have some fun with PWAC Toronto Chapter members! For further information contact Nate Hendley, VP Special Events & Networking, at [email protected].

 

MEMBERS-ONLY NETWORKING
Note: A minimal fee may apply. Watch for more details closer to the event.

 

Wednesday, October 26, 2011 Tea and Tune-ups
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Auto Showplace, 4279 Steeles Avenue West, North York


Enjoy a cup of tea and nibble on a scone while learning how to extend the lifetime of your car. A trio of auto industry experts will strip your car worries away with tried-and-true advice on keeping up with basic preventive maintenance, boosting your fuel economy, and getting the real deal from car care specialists.
Thursday, November 24, 2011 Antiquarian Book Tour
Time: 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library U of T, 120 St. George St.


Whether you discover an original Alexander Pope manuscript or a pencil draft in Margaret Atwood's illegible scrawl, our city is the lucky home to a den of literary history. Join fellow chapter members for a tour through the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, and be privy to a secret Toronto treasure.
Thursday, January 19, 2012 Midwinter Shinny
TIME: 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Bill Bolton Arena, 40 Rossmore Road, near the corner of Bathurst and Dupont.


Exchange your keyboard and smartphone for a pair of skates and a helmet, and join fellow members for a game of co-ed shinny hockey. Slap sticks with your peers and exchange freelancing tips with fellow GTA-based wordsmiths. All levels are welcome.
Saturday, March 31, 2012 Bowling for Scholars
Time: 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Danforth Bowl, 1554 Danforth Ave. (just west of Coxwell (Coxwell Station - Eastbound Platform)


Never bowled? Not to worry: If you're a well-rounded scribe, you're bound to love bowling--it's impossible not to have fun! This is a PWAC Toronto Chapter family event, so feel free to bring your partners and children. We'll meet you in the alley!
Friday, April 20, 2012 Snakes & Lattes - PWAC Members ONLY
Time: 2 to 5 p.m.
Location: Snakes & Lattes Board Game Cafe, 600 Bloor St. W.


Whether you're into world domination or triple-word scores, you won't want to miss PWAC Toronto Chapter's friendly-gaming gathering at Snakes & Lattes, the beloved Toronto board-game cafe. Pull up a chair (and a cappuccino) and go head-to-head with fellow members in over one of 1,500 games. Space is limited, so register early!

 

Watch for more details closer to the event or contact [email protected].
OPEN NETWORKING
ALL WELCOME!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011
at 7:00 p.m.
Cheers with Peers Networking and New Member Welcome at Pogue Mahone
Sunday, September 25, 2011 Word on the Street Queens’ Park Circle in Toronto,
Visit us at the PWAC booth!

Be sure to check out the PWAC booth at the Word on the Street literary festival. Toronto Chapter volunteers will be there throughout the day to answer questions and provide giveaways, along with promoting all things PWAC! For more information on the largest literary festival of its kind, visit Toronto Word on the Street.
Wednesday Oct 12, 2011
at 9:15 p.m. following PWAC Panel
Cheers with Peers Networking Events follow our monthly seminar series at 9:15 p.m., at the Madison Avenue Pub, a welcoming watering hole conveniently located at 14 Madison Avenue, off Bloor Street near Spadina Avenue. Come and meet, mingle and munch with friendly writer folks, seminar panelists and audience members alike.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
at 9:15 p.m. following PWAC Panel
Cheers with Peers Networking Events follow our monthly seminar series at 9:15 p.m., at the Madison Avenue Pub, a welcoming watering hole conveniently located at 14 Madison Avenue, off Bloor Street near Spadina Avenue. Come and meet, mingle and munch with friendly writer folks, seminar panelists and audience members alike.
Thursday, December 8, 2011
PWAC Holiday Cheers
at 8:00 p.m. onwards
PWAC Toronto Chapter HO-HO-HOliday Party
A seasonal, fun and purely social event featuring surprise guests and finger food. Starting at 8:00 p.m., and ending when the last carouser leaves! All PWAC members and friends are welcome.

Location: The Madison Avenue Pub, 14 Madison Avenue (near Spadina Avenue and Bloor Street)
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
at 9:15 p.m. following PWAC Panel
Cheers with Peers Networking Events follow our monthly seminar series at 9:15 p.m., at the Madison Avenue Pub, a welcoming watering hole conveniently located at 14 Madison Avenue, off Bloor Street near Spadina Avenue. Come and meet, mingle and munch with friendly writer folks, seminar panelists and audience members alike.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
at 9:15 p.m. following PWAC Panel
Cheers with Peers location following the February seminar is at 9:15 p.m., at
The Bishop and the Belcher
175 Bloor Street East , Toronto
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
at 9:15 p.m. following PWAC Panel
Cheers with Peers Networking Events follow our monthly seminar series at 9:15 p.m., at the Madison Avenue Pub, a welcoming watering hole conveniently located at 14 Madison Avenue, off Bloor Street near Spadina Avenue. Come and meet, mingle and munch with friendly writer folks, seminar panelists and audience members alike.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
following PWAC Panel
Cheers with Peers location following the February seminar is at 9:15 p.m., at
The Bishop and the Belcher
175 Bloor Street East , Toronto
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
following PWAC Panel
Cheers with Peers Networking Events follow our monthly seminar series at 9:15 p.m., at the Madison Avenue Pub, a welcoming watering hole conveniently located at 14 Madison Avenue, off Bloor Street near Spadina Avenue. Come and meet, mingle and munch with friendly writer folks, seminar panelists and audience members alike.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 PWAC and Partners' Literary Author Night
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Networking to follow
Location: The Madison Avenue Pub, 14 Madison Avenue (near Spadina Avenue and Bloor Street)

Recite an original work of your own at our open mic event or come to hear and cheer fellow aspiring and published authors. All literary genres accepted. We welcome all PWAC members and partners from associated writing groups. The event is FREE. (Pay for your own food and drinks).

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