The Writers’ Community of Durham Region
The Writers’ Community of Durham Region, affectionately called the WCDR, is a network of writers from all genres and all levels of writing, from creative to technical to business and journalistic writing, supporting each other through in-person meetings and a strong online community. Though we began as an organization centred around Durham Region, the municipality located in the eastern Greater Toronto Area, our membership extends across the province of Ontario and the entire country of Canada. The WCDR welcomes all writing voices dedicated to the improvement of writing craft. The world needs your voice and the WCDR will give you the tools and confidence to share your creations outside of your desk drawer and hard drive.
Welcome to our new site. Check out the help pages on How to Register/Login and on Paying Online for an event.
Members from the old site need to register again to the new site. Your membership will be validated behind the scenes and the status upgraded to an active ‘member.’ It may take two to five business days.
Pro Panel: Heather Whaley, James Dewar, Cryssa Bazos
Join us for the WCDR’s Holiday RoundTable where we will celebrate the end of another wonderful year with friends and fellow writers, gifts and surprises. And because WCDR boasts such a unique blend of talent within our membership, instead of bringing a speaker professional in for this, the last meeting of the year, we’re going to pool the collective knowledge of 3 talented members. Check out the panelists and start jotting down your thoughts and your questions to utilize the knowledge within our ranks. It’s going to be fun.
Cryssa Bazos is an award-winning historical fiction author and 17th-century enthusiast with a particular interest in the English Civil War. James Dewar’s short fiction and poetry have been published in several anthologies and literary journals. Heather Whaley is an orator who is best known as a musical storyteller singer-songwriter for both adults and children.
There is always something going on at the WCDR. Whether you are looking for networking, classes, advice or just some fun with other writers, the WCDR has an event for you.