PWAC Chapter Events
PWAC has 23 Chapters across Canada. Chapters plan and host locally-based professional development activities, networking and industry information sessions, and social events.
Forthcoming Chapter events are listed monthly.
To learn more about PWAC's Chapters, click here.
What: The Great Connect: PWAC Victoria and Friends Big Fall Event (open to all writers, members and others)
Where: Garry Oak Room of the Fairfield Gonzales Community Association, 1335 Thurlow (at the back of Sir James Douglas School)
When: Wed., Oct. 23
7-7:30 pm: writers meet and greet. Ask a writer you don't know--how do you connect with clients, editors, readers and other writers?
7:30-9 pm: Publisher Ruth Linka of Touchwood Editions gives an inspiring, fact, filled talk on the writer online
9 pm-closing: We all troop over to the Ross Bay Pub, 1516 Fairfield (the close end of the Fairfield mall) to continue the discussion.
OngoingFraser Valley Chapter - Monthly Dinners
Date: Last Tuesday of every month
Chapter: Fraser Valley, BC
Event: Monthly chapter meeting
Open: PWAC members and non-member guests, as well as post-secondary writing students
Cost: Individual price of meal and/or refreshments ordered
Description: Informal but purposeful discussion of chapter business, professional concerns and networking
Location: Various restaurants in Fraser Valley municipalities, rotating month to month
Contact: Lynda Grace Phillipsen
Past Events - May 2013Toronto - Break into Business and Financial Writing
Date: Thursday 23 May, 2013
Event: Professional Development
Open: PWAC members and non-members
Time: 6:30-9:00 pm
Cost: Free for PWAC members and students (PWAC members, register in advance online; students, bring proof of enrollment at the door); $10 online registration for members of associate writers' groups ($20 at door; registration closes at midnight the day before event); $15 online registration for non-members ($20 at door; registration closes at midnight the day before event).
Description: Are you interested in personal finance, business trends or world markets? Do you have strong analytical skills, and can you explain complex ideas clearly? Writing for the business press could be your calling.
Three panellists (Helen Burnett-Nichols, Graham F. Scott and Dawn Calleja) will share their experience and talk about:
- How to get started
- Business writing markets
- How to pitch ideas
- AND MORE...
To register, click here. Location: Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre 750 Spadina Ave. (at Bloor Street), Room R318; 1 block from TTC and Green P Parking Lot Toronto, ON M5T 2T7.
Contact: Kim Lear