Dedicated to the craft of writing
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.
Happy 25th Anniversary to WCDR
It is with deepest thanks and warmest regards that we celebrate this amazing milestone. Our community has been blessed with continued success because of the phenomenal talent and creative minds of our members. With your commitment to the writing craft and your support of the WCDR, we have been able to provide encouragement and guidance to so many over the past 25 years.
As we continue on this journey through these unprecedented times, it is more important than ever to keep our foundation strong. The path before us is uncertain, but we remain committed to providing you with opportunities for growth and development for many more years to come.
To help us start our celebration, we would love to hear you. Tell us what the WCDR means to you and how it has contributed to your writing, growth or to your life as a whole. We look forward to hearing from you and sharing in the heartfelt words and find memories.
Please send your stories or comments to email@example.com We hope to post these on the website throughout the year.
There is always something going on the WCDR. Whether you are looking for networking, classes, advice or just some fun with other writers, the WCDR has an event for you.
Open to anyone
Our Monthly Network Meetings (MNMs) are open to anyone. Join us for a great opportunity to network with other writers while learning about writing. Each month we welcome speakers who can expand our horizons as writers.
From time to time, the WCDR invites a speaker to present on a topic in a more comprehensive, in-depth format. These full day Master Classes provide an opportunity to delve deeper into an area of writers’ craft and improve your own writing in the process. Don’t miss the chance to up your writing game!
The WCDR runs a granting and scholarship program for its members, partially funded in past years through donations. If you are interested in sponsoring, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org