CanWrite! 2017

June 22–25, 2017

Welcome to CanWrite! This year’s conference and retreat is being held in Toronto, Ontario, with a program that meets the needs of writers at all stages of their careers and a stellar faculty, including:

  • Authors Dennis Bock, Leah Bobet, James Dewar, J.M. Frey, Catherine Graham, Sue Reynolds, Richard Scrimger, Cordelia Strube, Ruth Walker, and Andrew Westoll
  • Agents Megan Beadle (Beadle Literary Agency), Carolyn Forde (Westwood Creative Artists), and Martha Webb (The McDermid Agency)
  • Publishing editors Amanda Betts (Knopf Random Canada Publishing Group at Penguin Random House Canada), Jim Gifford (HarperCollins Canada) and Hazel Millar (BookThug)


Humber College Lakeshore Campus sits on the quiet shores of Lake Ontario in a park-like setting just a short streetcar/subway ride from the hustle and bustle of downtown Toronto. All conference activities will take place on-site.



  • Members: $375
  • Affiliates: $400
  • Non-members: $450

Special Bonus: Register by April 30 and you’ll be entered into a draw for a FREE pitch session or gala dinner guest ticket!


For more information, see the following pages:

Why Attend CanWrite?

Event Registration

Workshops & Activities

Speakers & Facilitators

Detailed Schedule of Events




Questions? Please contact us at admin(at) or 705 325 3926.