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  • Read your fiction, poetry, non-fiction and drama
  • Receive and give constructive criticism
  • Market Information Exchange
  • Networking Break with Snacks

Celebrated out 10th anniversary October 2010. See below.

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Teresa Petrie photo

 

East End Writers' Group 10th Anniversary October 2010 roaring success

 

We read; we ate; we reconnected, and met some new people. But most of all we had fun,especially the eight of us who walked or drove to a nearby pub for more food, drinks and lots of stimulating conversation. Thanks to the 35 to 40 people who came out to our anniversary celebration at S. Walter Stewart Public Library branch in Toronto on October 27, 2010. And a special thanks to our 11 readers who shared their creative writing including novel and novella excerpts, short stories, opinion pieces, personal essays, memoir, and even an interview with a novelist's main character.

 

Our readers:

 

John Jansen in De Wal
Yvonne Blackwood
Gail Murray
Tom Taylor
Lai Ping Lee (Apple)
Steve Porter
Mehdi Rizv
John Lyon
Fran Lambert
Shane Joseph
Sharon Crawford


And we did it again, sort of, on ...

 

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

 

6.15 p.m. to 8 p.m.

East End Writers' Group Showcase

Presented by and at S. Walter Stewart Library

It was a roaring reading and socializing success Fifty people listened to nine EEWG members read:

Poetry:

Gail Murray

Bonnie Beldan-Thomson

Merle Amodeo

Non-Fiction

Susan Siddeley with Gail Murray

Claudette Alexander

Jeanne VanBronkhorst

Fiction

Sharon A. Crawford

Shane Joseph

Andrew Borkowski  (2012 Toronto Book Awards Winner)

And a lively talk and q and a on marketing your book, led by Shane Joseph, the editor at my publisher's Blue Denim Press

 

The East End Writers’ Group has met monthly in the east end of Toronto, Ontario, Canada since September 2000. The Group presents critique meetings, guest speakers, workshops, e-mail critiques and hard-copy critiques.

 

Writing Critique Evenings

Meets 7 p.m. to 9.45 p.m. usually the last Wednesday of the month from September to November and January to June, for constructive criticism of short stories, novels, plays, screenplays, poetry, personal essays, articles, etc. You get up to 10 minutes to read, but you can also just listen and give constructive criticism of others’ writing. Bring copies of your story so everyone can have a copy and bring pen and paper to take notes. We also discuss markets and writing techniques, and do “show and sell” for members who have recently published books. Break midway to snack and network. New members welcome. Free. Just bring a wheat-free snack.

 

 

7 p.m. to 9.45 p.m. No fee but bring a gluten-free snack or juice for the networking snack break.

 

New Location starting Wednesday, May 28, 2014

 

We are moving to the S. Walter Stewart Public Library auditorium.

 

Location:  170 Memorial Park Avenue, Toronto, Ontario

 

Time: 7 p.m. to 9.45 p.m.

 

Dates for rest of 2014

 

May 28, June 25, July 30, Sept 24, Oct 29, Nov 26

 

Published authors read their stuff

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

This annual reading by EEWG authors who have published works recently features readings by Gail Murray, Cari Caballero, Claudette Alexander, John Jansen in de wal,  and Sharon A. Crawford – so far. Instead of in my garden we will be in the auditorium of the S. Walter Stewart library. Bring writers, friends or both. After the networking/snack break we will get down to the business of critiquing writing works-in-progress.

Time: Readings: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., Break: 8 p.m. to 8.20 p.m., Writing Critique: 8.20 p.m. to 9.45 p.m.

 

 

Information

Some Wednesday evening meetings feature guest speakers before the break. Recent guest speakers include: Michael Carroll, former Publisher with Dundurn Press; Nate Hendley, non-fiction articles and book author (Motivation for Non-Fiction Writers); Paul Sanderson, poet and photographer; Tina Tsallas, literary agent; Rosemary Aubert, mystery novelist and workshop instructor; Cynthia Gould, performance poet; Shane Joseph, novelist and short story author (Fringe Dwellers), Stacey May Fowles from Descant Magazine, Andrew Borkowsk -winner of the 2012 Toronto Book Award for Copernicus Avenue, Steven Biggs - co-author of No Guff Vegetable Gardening and Mark Battenberg - poet and guitarist.

 

One-day Saturday Workshops

Held in the spring and early fall and sometimes in the middle of winter. Workshops run between 9.30 a.m. and 4.30 p.m. We've had workshops on Writing Novels, Fictional Character Development, Interviewing Techniques, Finding Story Ideas and Querying Publication Editors, Creativity, Marketing, How to Get Published, Crafting the Short Story, Memoir Writing, and How to be Your Own Editor and Create a Better Story. Fee depends on instructor's fee.

 

Upcoming 2014 workshops see Speaker's Bureau

For more information on the East End Writers' Group contact:

 

Sharon Crawford

Writer/Editor/Instructor

samcraw@interlog.com

1-416-750-0860