Friday, April 16, 2010

Canadian Authors Association, Peterborough Branch

The Peterborough branch of the Canadian Authors Association flourishes under the association’s philosophy of “Writers helping writers.” It serves East Central Ontario, but there are no real boundaries.

Members attend monthly prose and/or poetry “pocket groups."  These informal meetings provide opportunities for participants to read their work aloud and to discuss their writing progress and other writing issues. Brief critiques are offered, and more in depth critiquing can be arranged on the branch on-line forum. Members are kept up to date by the monthly “eLine” newsletter.

Other events include seminars, such as the upcoming "How to Get Published," workshop with Brian Henry on Saturday, March 16, 2013. (Details here.)

The Peterborough CAA also presents public displays and readings, an Annual Poetry Reading Marathon, seasonal dinners/potlucks, and summer and winter book sales. Typical group projects include writing collaborative mystery, poetry and short story anthologies, such as Shoreline Reflections, radio plays and producing a radio show.  Potential members are welcome to attend three monthly “pocket meetings" free of charge before deciding to join.

For more information:
CAA website:  

See Brian Henry's current schedule here, including writing workshops and creative writing courses in Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Georgetown, Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton, St. Catharines, Kitchener, Guelph, London, Woodstock, Peterborough, Kingston, Orangeville, Barrie, Sudbury, Gravenhurst, Muskoka, Peel, Halton, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

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