Workshops from Times Gone By

These workshops have come and gone. But if you’re looking for a workshop for your writers’ group or business organization, feel free to contact the facilitators directly.

September 2009

2009/09/26 Script-Writing Workshop: The Play’s the Thing with Jessica Outram

October 2009

2009/10/17 So You Want to Teach a Workshop: How to Create, Promote, and Implement a Workshop with Jessica Outram
2009/10/23-25 Writescape Writing Retreats: Turning Leaves with Ruth Walker, Gwynn Scheltema and Sue Reynolds

November 2009

2009 11 07 Conquering Corporate Markets with Paul Lima
2009 11 08 Yoga for Creativity: A workshop for writers with Jacquie O’Brien
2009 11 21 Teaching Writing: A Workshop for Writing Instructors and Teachers with Jessica Outram

December 2009

2009 12 06 Introduction to Poetry with James Dewar

January 2010

A Novel Approach 2010 with Sue Reynolds & James Dewar
2010 01 16 Your Character’s Voice: Effective dialogue in fiction and memoir with Ruth Walker<
2010 01 23 Literary Landscapes with Gwynn Scheltema<
The Insider’s Guide to Getting Published with Cynthia Good SOLD OUT
2010/01/25 FREE Workshop on Filling Out Your WCDR Scholarship Application with Sue Reynolds & James Dewar
2009 01 30 Friendship: A Call for Submission Workshop & Publishing Opportunity with Sue Reynolds & James DewarCANCELLED

February 2010

2010 02 06 Postcards from the Heart: The Epistolary Form with Ruth Walker
2010 02 20 17 Ways to Edit for Energy with Gwynn Scheltema
2010 02 27 Slush Pile Survival Workshop – Equipping writers with the tools to make it out of the slush pile alive! with Skyla Dawn Cameron and Shelley Kinsman

March 2010

2010 03 06 Write to Win! Workshop with Dorothea Helms & Ruth Walker
2010 03 27 It’s not what you earn – It’s what you keep! Taxation tips for writers with Gwynn Scheltema

May 2010

2010 05 15 Life Writing: Journalling as a Spiritual Practice with Sue Reynolds
2010 05 29 Tasting the Page with Gwynn Scheltema

June 2010

2010 06 19 Reason to Care with Gwynn Scheltema
2010 06 26 Publishing Workshop with Nick Boothman

July 2010

2010 07 17 Woods, water and words: A day of writing activities at Lake Seymour with Gwynn Scheltema

September 2010

2010 09 18 SHOW DON’T TELL! with James Dewar and Sue Reynolds
2010 09 19 WRITE TO WIN! with Dorothea Helms and Ruth Walker
2010 09 25 TASTING THE PAGE Workshop: Beyond the Five Senses with Gwynn Scheltema

October 2010

WCDR Sponsored Workshops
2010 10 23 – DISCOVER THE JOY of CREATIVE WRITING with Paul Lima

Member Presented Workshops
2010 10 03 – GLENTULA GETAWAY with Gwynn Scheltema
2010 10 16 – I HATE POETRY! Poetry Workshop with James Dewar
2010 10 30 – SCRIPTWRITING WORKSHOP with Jessica Outram

Beginning January 2011

A Novel Approach: a year-long course to get your book written Starts January 11th (memoir) or January 12th (fiction)
January 10th, 2011: Playing with Words: Explore Creative Writing with Ruth Walker
January 22, 2011: Manage your own Website with James Dewar and Sue Reynolds
January 6-February 10: Gratitude Journaling with Dawn Pittens

February 2011

WCDR Sponsored Workshops
February 6: The Insider’s Guide to Self Marketing Your Book with Cynthia Good WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL!

Member Presented Workshops
February 19: Letters from the Heart- Creating Stories from Personal Papers
February 15-22: Radical Restoration RETREAT in Costa Rica: Writing, Yoga and Mediation with Deepam Wadds and Susan Lynn Reynolds.
February 19-March 12: Gratitude Journaling with Dawn Pittens
February 15-March 8: Creative Writing for the Hidden Artist with Dawn Pittens
February 27: Hockley Valley Freefall Writing Workshop with Barbara Turner-Vesselago

March 2011

March 5: METAPHOR: A Writing Workshop with Jessica Outram
March 12: Photography for Writers All Day Workshop with Stuart Blower
March 19: Create Your First Website in One Day: WordPress for Beginners
March 14 – April 11: So You Want to Write with Gwynn Scheltema, 5-week course hosted by Peterborough Public Library
March 22 – April 26: For the Love of Words with Dawn Pittens, Especially Designed for Kids
March 22 – April 26: Creative Writing for the Hidden Artist with Dawn Pittens

April 2011

April 9: Screenwriter’s Summit
April 15: Spring Thaw Writer’s Retreat with Writescape

May 2011

WCDR Sponsored Workshops/Intensives:
May 28 – 31 – Freehand Books Editor Robyn Read presents Getting Published

Member Presented Workshops
May 15-20th – 5 DAY RETREAT/WORKSHOP with Pat Schneider from Amherst Writers and Artists on Lake Simcoe
May 21: Yoga to Release the Inner Voice with Jacquie O’Brien

July 2011

July 4 to 10th – SEVEN DAY WRITING RETREAT on Lake Simcoe

August 2011

WCDR Sponsored Workshops/Intensives:
Early August, 2011 – Freehand Books Editor Robyn Read presents:
Approaching a Publisher (spots still available), and One-on-One Feedback (registration full)

Member Presented Workshops
August 7 – Tasting the Page: Beyond the Five Senses with Gwynn Scheltema (Writescape)
August 20, 2011 – Writescape’s –Woods, Water & Words
August 28 – Character Development: Putting Flesh on the Bones with Ruth E. Walker (Writescape)

September 2011

Speak with Power! Workshop with Thomas Moss
September 11 to November 13 (weekly) – Making Your Way Through Memoir (10 week workshop on Sunday evenings) with Susan Lynn Reynolds at Blue Heron Books (FULLY BOOKED)
September 12 to November 14 (weekly) – The WRITE Way to Begin (10 week workshop on Monday evenings) with Dorothea Helms at Blue Heron Books
September 12 to October 24 (weekly) – Writing for Children with children’s author Erin Thomas and Gwynn Scheltema (Writescape)
September 13 to November 15 (weekly) – Get Published Poetry (10 week workshop on Tuesday evenings) with James Dewar at Blue Heron Books
September 17 – Screenwriting with Martin Lager at Trent University campus in Oshawa
September 24 – Managing Your Own WordPress Website (and linking Social Media) with Susan Lynn Reynolds and James Dewar at Trent University campus in Oshawa (INKSLINGERS)
September 24 – It’s Not What You Earn, It’s What You Keep: Taxation Tips for Writers with Gwynn Scheltema (Writescape)
September 29 – Creative Writing for Teens with Alethea Spiridon Hopson

October 2011

October 5 to November 9 (weekly) – Write On Intensive! with Gwynn Scheltema and Ruth E. Walker (Writescape)
October 6 and 13 – Creative Writing for Teens with Alethea Spiridon Hopson
October 23 – Glentula Fall Getaway: A one-day writing retreat with Gwynn Scheltema (Writescape)
October 28 to 30 – Turning Leaves 2011 with guest facilitator Barry Dempster — Writescape’s 3-day all-inclusive writers’ retreat at Fern Resort in Orillia (Writescape retreat)

November 2011

WCDR-sponsored workshops:
November 27 – Social Media workshop with Rebecca LeHeup

Member Presented Workshops:
November 7 to December 12 (weekly) – Write Now: An Introduction to Creative Writing with Gwynn Scheltema and Ruth E. Walker (Writescape)

January 2012

WCDR-sponsored workshops:
Approaching An Agent: Writing That Sells – presented by Sam Hiyate

Member Presented Workshops:
January 21 – Write to Win with Ruth E. Walker and Dorothea Helms (a.k.a. The Writing Fairy)
January 23 to March 5 – Write On: An Intermediate Course to Take Your Writing Further with Gwynn Scheltema and Ruth E. Walker
January 28 – It’s Not What You Earn, It’s What You Keep: Taxation Tips for Writers with Gwynn Scheltema

February 2012

February 1 to February 29 – From Query to Byline: Get Published and Paid with Gwynn Scheltema and Heather M. O’Connor
February 14-28: Radical Restoration RETREAT in Costa Rica: Writing, Yoga and Mediation with Deepam Wadds and Susan Lynn Reynolds.
February 26 to March 3 – Hockley Valley Freefall Writing Workshop with Barbara Turner Vesselago
February 25 – Write to Win with Ruth E. Walker & Dorothea Helms (a.k.a. The Writing Fairy)

March 2012

WCDR-Sponsored Workshops:
March 4 – What Every Author Needs to Know: The Business of Publishing – with Instructor Cynthia Good

Member Presented Workshops:
March 21 to April 25 – Writing for Children with children’s author Erin Thomas and Gwynn Scheltema
March 30 to April 1 – Writescape’s Spring Thaw 2012 Writing Retreat at Elmhirst’s Resort on Rice Lake

April 2012

April 21 – Villains, Vendettas and Vagabonds Full-day workshop with Ruth Walker on putting the “bad” in your writing. Location: Trent University, Oshawa Campus.
Thursdays, April 19 to May 17 – Get the Word Out: Social Media for Writers. A five-week social media primer with Heather M. O’Connor and Anne MacLachlan. Location: Trent University, Oshawa Campus.

May 2012

Member Presented Workshops:
May 9 to June 13 – Write on Intensive! with Gwynn Scheltema and Ruth E. Walker

June 2012

WCDR-sponsored workshops:
June 24th – Your Guide to Funding Opportunities with Lesa Francis

Member Presented Workshops:
June 22nd to 29th – 7 day WRITING RETREAT on Lake Simcoe with James Dewar and Susan Lynn Reynolds (INKSLINGERS).

July 2012

Member Presented Workshops:
Creativity in Writing & Creative Writing with Jane Bow

August 2012

Member Presented Workshops:
August 9 – 12: Summer Sanctuary – a 3 day residential retreat with Susan Reynolds
August 18 – How to Write an Article About Anything, with Annette McLeod
August 25 – Woods, Water and Words: A one-day getaway on Lake Seymour with Gwynn Scheltema

September 2012

WCDR-sponsored Workshops:
September 16: Getting Published: The Last Thing You Should Worry About – with Craig Pyette
September 29-30: One-on-One Session with Senior Editor Craig Pyette – SOLD OUT

Member Presented Workshops:
September 11 – November 27 – The Writer’s Handbook, with Cathy Witlox
September 11 – November 13: Ryerson Certificate Course in Writing with Robin Maharaj
September 12th – November 28th: Creative Fiction Writing Course with Tobin Elliott
September 15: It’s not what you earn – It’s what you keep! Taxation tips for writers with Gwynn Scheltema
Sunday September 16 – Writers’ One Day Sanctuary
September 19 – October 17: From Query to Byline – Get Published and Paid
September 22 – Poetry Chapbook Self-Publishing Workshop (Part 1)
September 22 – How to Write an Article about Anything – with Annette McLeod
September 23rd – November 11th: Writing Stories from Our Lives course with Sue Reynolds
September 25th – November 13th: The Write Magic course with Dorothea Helms
September 26th – November 14th: Memoir Writing course with Sue Reynolds
September 26th – November 14th: Get Published Poetry with James Dewar
September 28th to October 5th – 7 day WRITING RETREAT on Lake Simcoe with James Dewar and Susan Lynn Reynolds (INKSLINGERS).

October 2012

WCDR-Presented Workshops
October 14: Robyn Read workshop: Be your own best critic – editing work for submission

Member Presented Workshops:
Monday October 8th – Writers’ One Day Sanctuary
October 20 – Glentula Fall Getaway: A one-day getaway on Lake Seymour with Gwynn Scheltema

November 2012

WCYR-Presented Workshops
November 17: Cynthia Good workshop: What Every Author Needs to Know: The Business of Publishing

Member Presented Workshops:
November 3rd – Writers’ One Day Sanctuary
November 3 – Poetry Chapbook Self-Publishing Workshop (Part 2)
November 6th and 13th – Fifty Shades of Naughty: How to Write Erotica
November 18th – Writers’ One Day Sanctuary
November 23 – 25: Turning Leaves Writing Retreat at Fern Resort, Orillia—Guest author Richard Scrimger
November 24 – Managing Your Own Website

December 2012

Member Presented Workshops:
Saturday December 1st – Writers’ One Day Sanctuary
Sunday December 9th – Writers’ One Day Sanctuary

Fall 2012

Date TBD – Writing Between the Sheets. A new erotica writing workshop series with Suzanne Caskie and Gwynn Scheltema. Location: TBD Durham Region. Email info@writescape.ca to be informed of the confirmed dates for this workshop.

January 2013

WCDR-Sponsored Workshops:
January 12 & 19, 2013 – WCDR Training for Writing Circle Facilitators
January 27, 2013 – What Publishers Want: A Workshop with Sam Hiyate

Member-Presented Workshops
January 15th – April 2nd – Tobin Elliott’s 12-week Creative Writing course
January 19 – Writescape’s Get That Grant: Writing Winning Applications with Heather M. O’Connor and Gwynn Scheltema
January 21 to February 25 – Writescape’s From Query to Byline: Get Published and Paid with Heather M. O’Connor and Gwynn Scheltema
January 26 – Writescape’s It’s Not What You Earn, It’s What You Keep: Taxation Tips for Writers with Gwynn Scheltema

February 2013

WCDR-Sponsored Workshops:
February 25 – March 2, 2013 – One-on-One Sessions with Sam Hiyate

Member-presented Workshops
February 13 to March 20 – Writescape’s Write On! Intensive with Gwynn Scheltmea and Ruth E. Walker
February 23 – Write to Win with Dorothea Helms and Ruth E. Walker

March 2013

Member Presented Workshops:
March 2nd – Market and Manage Your Writing Business – a workshop with Annette McLeod and Rosalyn Cronin
March 20 to April 24 – Writescape’s Get the Word Out: Social Media for Writers with Heather M. O’Connor and Anne MacLachlan–Seneca College, Markham Campus
Navigate the web without a GPS – with Rich Helms, Writer, Software Developer, Master Geek

April 2013

Member Presented Workshops:
April 5-7 (or 5-9) – Writescape Spring Thaw 3-Day Retreat with Optional 2-Day Extension at Elmhirst’s Resort

May 2013

Member-presented workshops:
Agent and WCDR member Sam Hiyate is running a series of one-on-one sessions in Vancouver on May 14th, 16th, 19th, and 20th about finding an agent. Contact assistant@therightsfactory.com to learn more or book your 45-minute session. WCDR members pay a discounted fee of $70.

July 2013

Member Presented Workshops:
July 10 – Summer Day Camp for Grown-ups: Stop Stressing About Your Digital Photos – Blue Heron Books
July 17 – Summer Day Camp for Grown-ups: A Day of Soul Collage – Blue Heron Books
July 24 – Summer Day Camp for Grown-ups: Craft a Memories Necklace – Blue Heron Books
July 26-28 – Writescape’s Second Draft Bootcamp: 3-Day Editing Retreat with Gwynn Scheltema
July 31 – Summer Day Camp for Grown-ups: DIY Trash to Treasures! – Blue Heron Books

August 2013

Member Presented Workshops:
August 7 – Summer Day Camp for Grown-ups: Drama Games – Blue Heron Books
August 14 – Summer Day Camp for Grown-ups: Hula-Doodle – Blue Heron Books
August 21 – Summer Day Camp for Grown-ups: A Left Brain/Right Brain Day of Writing – Blue Heron Books
August 24 – Writescape’s Woods, Water and Words: One-Day Writing Getaway with Gwynn Scheltema

September 2013

September 7 – Writers’ Sanctuary with Sue Reynolds
September 8 – Writers’ Sanctuary with Sue Reynolds
Sept 18 – Dec 4 – Creative Writing Course with Tobin Elliott
September 21 – Rhymes at the ROM with James Dewar and Sue Reynolds
September 22 – Writers’ Sanctuary with Sue Reynolds
September 28 – Breaking Conflict – with Jessica Outram