VWC Newsletter – February 2023

Here's the February 2023 Vocamus Writers Community Newsletter, to help get you through those midwinter blahs.

There are a few special notes –

  1. Our Free February Writing Workshops are running on Sunday afternoons all this month in cooperation with the Guelph Public Library, two workshops in person and two online. Details are below.
  2. Thanks for supporting the fundraising drive! The generosity of our community raised $1,850, which will help us cover our admin bills in 2023. If you missed out, don't worry. You can still contribute throughout the year – https://fundrazr.com/e26h7e?ref=ab_f7kb27.

As always, you can find more information about upcoming events on our Calendar – https://vocamus.net/community/calendar.


  • Free February Writing Workshop on Sunday February 5, 1:00 PM, in the Main Library – Graphic Novel Creation: The Process Revealed, with instructor Paulus Linneus –   https://guelphpl.libnet.info/event/7806682.

  • The Guelph Guild of Storytellers is at the Guelph Civic Museum on Wednesday February 9, at 7:00 PM with featured stories and a short open mic.

  • Vocamus Writers Community's Second Saturday Writers' Hang-out is on February 11, 7:00 PM at Atmosphere Cafe on Carden Street. It's a casual chance to meet with other writers. All are welcome.

  • Free February Writing Workshop on February 12, 1:00 PM, online – Persona Poems, with instructor Sheri Doylehttps://guelphpl.libnet.info/event/7806684.

  • The Eden Mills Writers' Festival presents We Spread, an online event featuring author Iain Reid in conversation with Steven W. Beattie, on Wednesday February 15 at 7:00 PM – https://edenmillswritersfestival.ca/emwf-book-club-we-spread/.

  • Free February Writing Workshop on February 19, 1:00 PM, in the Main Library – Stranger than Fiction: Non-Fiction 101, with instructor Bonnie Durtnall –  https://guelphpl.libnet.info/event/7806706.

  • The Vocamus Writers Community / Guelph Public Library's Teen Writing Contest launches on Friday February 24. Stay tuned for details.

  • Join the VWC Poetry Group on Saturday February 25, from 2:00 to 3:30 PM. Email vocamuswriterscommunity@gmail.com for the zoom link.

  • CANCELLED – Our Last Sunday Writers' Hang-Out will be cancelled for February in order to allow people to attend the Free February Writing Workshop through the Guleph Public Library that afternoon.

  • Free February Writing Workshop on February 26, 1:00 PM, online – Writing Young Adult Fiction, with instructor Jean Mills  – https://guelphpl.libnet.info/event/7806708.


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.