VWC Newsletter – February 2021

There are lots of workshop opportunities this month to keep you occupied during lockdown. Check it out –

  • Wednesday 3 @ 11:30 AM – Join Connecting Circles to talk about daily writing practices with local author David McConnell. Register at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/connecting-circles-writing-tickets-138539474297 for the meeting link.
  • Thursday 4 @ 4:30 PM – Guelph poet Karen Houle will be holding an online reading from The Grand River Watershed: A Folk Ecology. You can join the reading at this link – https://us02web.zoom.u/j/82707340834?pwd=Ym92YmJhRG5FdTdwMWkrOXU3Wm9OUT09.
  • Friday 5, 12, 19 @ 4:00 PM – Kira Vermond will be running the online 23 Minute Club again for three weeks in February. The event is drop in. Just come by whichever weeks work for you. Email kira@vermond.ca for the Zoom link.
  • Sunday 7 @ 2:00 – VWC Free February Workshop, with Kim Davids Mandar on Writing with Intercultural Sensitivity. Registration is required through the Guelph Public Library – https://guelphpl.libnet.info/event/4806348.
  • Monday 8 @ 7:00 PM – Molly O'Keefe offers a free Romance Writing Workshop through the Guelph Public Library. Registration is required – https://guelphpl.libnet.info/event/4763738.
  • Tuesday 2, 9, 16, 23 @ 6:00 PM – It's not exactly in Wellington County, but there's a new radio documentary series in the area on CKWR FM98.5. Check it out here – http://www.watershedwriters.ca/ .
  • Sunday 14 @ 2:00 PM – VWC Free February Workshop, with Anna Cox on Using Photographs to Improve Your Creative Writing. Registration is required through the Guelph Public Library – https://guelphpl.libnet.info/event/4806772.
  • Sunday 21, 2:00 PM – The Vocamus Writers Community Genre Fiction Group will meet online. Avril Borthiry will be leading a talk on character building and deepening point of view to help readers better connect to your characters. Email vocamusgenregroup@gmail.com to receive the Zoom link.
  • Sunday 21, 2:00 PM – VWC Free February Workshop, with Graeme McClelland on Writing for the Stage. Registration is required through the Guelph Public Library – https://guelphpl.libnet.info/event/4806800.
  • Sunday 28 @2:00 PM – VWC Free February Workshop, withMike Chaulk on Poetry and the Particular. Registration is required through the Guelph Public Library – https://guelphpl.libnet.info/event/4807767.
  • Attention all teens in grades 7 through 12! Enter the Guelph Public Library’s 2021 Teen ETCH Creative Art Contests, either by submitting a short story on any topic in 1,500 words or less and/or creating a digital art piece for the cover. You can find more information here – https://www.guelphpl.ca/en/kids-and-teens/teen-etch-.aspx.
  • Vocamus Writers Community posted poetry by Tom Vaine and Jerry Prager. Find it on our website – https://vocamus.net/community/writings.Let us know if we’ve missed anything, and we’ll post it through our media and in our calendar. If you’re planning something for next month, let us know that too, and we’ll include it in the next newsletter.

As always, you can support the work of Vocamus Writers Community through our FundRazr site.