Rather than have a page for each chapter, we have this one page where information about each chapter’s activities will be listed, along with links to their websites or blogs.
To find out local contacts for these chapters please contact me, Christine(at)CaptionsCommunications(dot) ca.
Toronto has the largest chapter, and is a very active chapter. There are social events and professional development activities throughout the year. To find out what’s going on, please visit, pwactoronto. org
Notes are now posted from the February seminar, “Writing to Change the World.” Coming up on March 26 is a panel discussion all about Books–writing them, publishing them, and selling them. For more details visit the chapter website
Sudbury & NE Ontario is our newest, and perhaps smallest chapter having just had its launch in September 2012. This was well attended and generated a lot of interest in having more social and professional development activities. Following that, the chapter held a meeting discussing corporate writing. They’ve had meetings in January and February–the most recent one to talk about taxes and plan more for the spring. Visit the group’s Facebook page for more information.
These are the other chapters:
London&SW Ontario. Chapter activities include social gatherings and professional development, or a combination of the two. There have been very successful collaborations between PWAC and the London Arts Council to promote writers and other creative people in the community. The latest collaboration was held during Culture Days. Details are on the chapter blog.
NW Ontario Members of this chapter continue to be busy individually and collectively. The book “Movers and Mavericks of Thunder Bay” written by seven NWO/PWACers and former NWO/PWACers, is sold out! (525 copies.) Orders are already being taken for Volume 2 which isn’t scheduled to be released until a year from now. Chapter members have become experts on how to organize, plan, produce, independently publish, market and distribute a best-selling book, and are willing to share that information. During the summer members read from their work as they participated in a festival in the Town of Geraldton.
Ottawa (National Capital Region) has had several successful workshops and presentations and continues to meet with members of other writing and editing groups for mutual benefit.
Niagara Escarpment is a quiet chapter with members living in many communities throughout the area including Hamilton and St. Catherines.
Guelph members meet regularly to discuss their work, and as you can see from the chapter blog, members are hard at work in lots of other places too. A fixure of every meeting is the Go Round, which gives members the opportunity to share a highlight from their working life and/or ask for advice about a writing-related issue. They learn about each other’s projects and find support and encouragement.
Waterloo Region has a small but mighty group that meets regularly, and is starting to branch out by meeting with local members of the Editors Association of Canada.
Any members who do not live near one of these centres are part of the Ontario-at-Large chapter also known as the Ontario Outliers. For details about this virtual chapter, contact Christine Peets.