Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Upcoming events and PWAC Board meeting updates ...

Thank you for visiting the PWAC Prairies and the North Blog site!
In mid September the Board met in Toronto for a weekend of hard work and renewed enthusiasm for the future of PWAC. An all membership information post has been sent by President, Craig Silverman but to further his message we have some exciting regional news including that the new writers.ca will launch soon.
Word on the Street is taking place across the country this coming Sunday, Sept 25, 2011 with celebrations in our region in Lethbridge and Saskatoon. I am pleased to mention that we will have a PWAC table at the Lethbridge event. The discussions will take place over the winter with the national WOTS group and PWAC and perhaps we can have a high profile in all cities next year. PWAC was one of the original founding groups of this national event happening since 1990 across the country.

I hope you have all renewed your membership! A Student membership can be awarded in each chapter and some of the chapters have this process underway, Saskatchewan has confirmed back, and the Prairie & North chapter will award their area as part of Lethbridge Word on the Street. If the other chapters can confirm back their choices I will then welcome the students by chapter here on this blog space.
At the Board meetings, as Craig mentioned in his note to members a Regional committee has been struck to address the direction of support for more regional happenings. If anyone is interested in being a part of this committee or has any suggestions or questions please contact me directly writer@MichelleGreysen.com
Mark your calendars for the national conference at MagNet & the PWAC AGM coming up June 5-8, 2012 at the Courtyard Marriott (475 Yonge Street) in Toronto.
(Chapters - please send any additions on to me or post here in the comments)

Praires & the North Chapter LETHBRIDGE hosting the PWAC info table at The Word On The Street, Sunday, September 25, 2011, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. – if any members/chapters  close to Lethbridge wish to come sit the table for the day with Michelle Greysen and help promote PWAC, sell your books, etc. please do! Contact writer@MichelleGreysen.com

Calgary - Our next meeting will be held on Thursday, October 20, at the Calgary Public Library-Central branch (616 Macleod Trail SE). It will be held in Meeting Room 1 in the basement. Our chapter meeting will be held from 6:15 - 6:45 pm. Our featured guest speaker, Brian Brennan (www.brianbrennan.ca), will speak from 7:00 - 7:45 pm, with Q & A to follow. – info contact Calgary Chapter President Andrea Tombrowski pwaccalgary@gmail.com

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