November is Virtual Write-In Month!

Dates/Times (4 sessions)

Attendees only need to register once and can choose one or more occurrences to attend. You can sign up for all 4 at once!

Via Zoom

FREE and open to all

After registering on zoom, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

WRITE-IN EVENT 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Canadian Authors–Toronto President JF Garrard and other execs will host this Write-In Event throughout the month of November. Members, nonmembers, and all fellow writers who want to set aside some time to write and/or participate in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWrimo) are free to join.

Each year on November 1, hundreds of thousands of people around the world begin to write, determined to end the month with 50,000 words of a brand new novel. The not-for-profit NaNoWrimo site offers word counters, digital badges of encouragement, sponsor discounts and community forums. More details about NaNoWrimo can be found here: https://nanowrimo.org/about-nano

Everyone in the Canadian Authors Association is invited to spend an hour each week dedicated to writing even if you are not participating in NaNoWrimo. The purpose of this event is to either kickstart writing projects or to continue them.

The breakdown for this event is as follows:

  1. 5 min introduction
  2. 25 min writing session
  3. 5 min break
  4. 25 min writing session
  5. Closing comments and round of applause!

This is an informal event designed to help us feed off of each other’s creative energies and you are free to come and go for breaks as needed!

Questions can be directed to JF Garrard, Co-president of the CAA Toronto branch, hello at jfgarrard.com.

Help us spread the word! 

Share the event details on social media and/or tell your friends and family. Use hashtag #CAAEvents!

As well, remember to take a look at our 2023 Writing Contest that is ongoing until the end of November! Who knows, the next winner could be you!

Stay tuned to the Authors–Toronto “Events” web page for regular programming and event updates.

As always, we welcome your feedback on all of our activities. Email co-president Lee Parpart at TOpresident1@canadianauthors.org with comments, questions, or ideas about our programs and events.

We’re working to expand the number of writing circles that we can offer to members. We’re looking for branch members to launch and moderate new Authors–Toronto writing circles outside of the downtown core. Our Annex Writing Circle meets the second Thursday of every month at the CSI Annex and is at capacity, but we are open to working with new members to start another monthly group at the same location. Please email Lee at TOpresident1 at canadianauthors.org for more details about writing circles.

And if you know any writers who are not already members of Canadian Authors Association, please talk to them about the benefits of joining. To join Canadian Authors Association or renew your membership, click here.

Follow us on Twitter at @Authors_Toronto, @EditorsToronto, or @UofTSCS for updates and pre-event news.

Thank you for your interest! We look forward to seeing you.

Archived information for past events held in 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018