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From "Beers with Peers"

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  During PWAC Toronto's  seminars, you'll learn the tricks of the trade from a panel of experts and have the chance to pick their brains during a formal Q&A session.  
  PWAC Toronto's 2007-2008 Evening Seminars

Northern District Library, 40 Orchard View Boulevard, Room 200  (Off Yonge Street, just North of Eglinton Avenue)
When: Registration 6:30 pm. Seminar 6:45 p.m. to 8 p.m.
…& following, “Cheers with Peers” at Duke of Kent Pub (2315 Yonge Street)
Cost: FREE for PWAC members/$10. (suggested) for non-PWAC members.
Pre-registration NOT required.

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Thursday, October 18, 2007: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Freelance Writing:  How to develop ideas, motivate yourself, find gigs and manage your business

With freelance writers Paul Lima and Nate Hendley. The author of the recently published Motivation for (Non-Fiction) Writers: How to Start or Step Up a Professional, Freelance Writing Career, PWAC Toronto's past-president, Nate Hendley will give you motivational hints, tips and advice, and practical information – to get you started and keep you going. Freelance writer and PWAC member Paul Lima, author of The Six-Figure Freelancer (corporate writing), Business of Freelance Writing (writing for newspapers and magazines), Everything You Wanted to Know About Freelance Writing… and If You Don’t Know Where You are Going, How are You Going to Get There, will take participants through a vital business vision exercise and then help them translate their vision into action so that they can start, boost or alter their freelance writing business.

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Thursday, November 29, 2007: Speechwriting: Wordsmithing that will make speakers shine: Speeches can deliver messages like few other forms of communication. That's why important speeches are prepared ahead of time, and their preparation is entrusted to professional speechwriters. Learn about the craft of speechwriting from professionals who earn their living helping other people sound great. Presenters will cover: The basics of speechwriting; Market opportunities; Revenue opportunities; How to learn speechwriting. Speakers TBA.
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Tuesday, January 22, 2008: People, Places, Things: The long and short of writing profiles
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Tuesday, February 19, 2008: Wellness Workshop for Writers:
Stop juggling your writing career and personal stuff – create a stress-free, balanced life
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Tuesday, March 18, 2008: Magnificent Marketing Materials:
How to write clean, concise and compelling copy for all types of promotional documents
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Tuesday, April 22, 2008: The Modern Media Market:
Learn about Interactivity, Social Media and New Career Opportunities
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Thursday, May 22, 2008: The Nuts and Bolts of Freelance Writing:
How to develop article ideas and write query letters, and what to discuss when an Editor says, "Yes!" to your pitch
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For information on other workshops, seminars and events for writers, visit NetWords.ca.

Upcoming event: PWAC National presents: Media Release Writing Seminar - Tues.  October 9, 9:30am - 12:30pm. Details, click here.

Location: Northern District Library (Room #200), 40 Orchardview Blvd. (west off Yonge, just north of Eglinton)
Time: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Fee: PWAC members - Free; General public - pay what you can ($10 suggested) 

Afterwards:  Join the panelists, PWAC members. and other writers for Beers with Peers in OUR NEW LOCATION - Duke of Kent, 2315 Yonge St. (on the east side of Yonge, just south of Orchard View Blvd.).


The 2006/07 PWAC Toronto Writing Seminar Series gratefully acknowledges
the generous support of our sponsors:

ECW Press (www.ecwpress.com)
Wiley Publishers (www.wiley.com)
Canadian Press (www.cp.org)