Thinking about volunteering this year?
Doreen Pendgracs' book, Before You Say Yes, might help you decide.
Check out the review and interview
on Regina member Marie Powell's blog
ALSO UPCOMING in Winnipeg:
Doreen Pendgracs, national vice president for the Professional Writers Assn of Canada, is also leading a workshop in February and if you are in Winnipeg you will want to put this on your calendar!
A Finance Workshop Tailored for Writers
Saturday February 25 | 9:30 am - 4:30 pm | 218-100 Arthur Street (Burns Family
Cost: $40 for MWG members, $50 for non-members
you are an established writer looking for some financial management guidance or
a beginner who would like to establish a system to manage your finances
professionally, this two-part workshop will provide a wealth of information for
the writing professional. The day is broken into two parts. The morning will be
led by Doreen Pendgracs, a seasoned freelance writer with great presentation
skills, and will focus on general finance tools for writers. The afternoon will
be led by financial specialist Ernest Gautron, who will guide you through the
personal income tax process for writers.
has been a freelance writer for nearly 19 years and has done freelance
projects for corporate clients, magazines, newspapers, websites and CBC radio.
She is currently writing her fourth book, operates two blogs and is active on
various social media sites. Doreen is a seasoned Toastmaster, has facilitated
many workshops and been featured as a keynote speaker at various venues and
events. Doreen will share her insights on how to make a living as a freelance
writer, the importance of updating your skills, keeping accurate records,
efficient invoicing and networking. Doreen is national vice president for the
Professional Writers Assn of Canada and also a member of The Writers Union of
Canada, the Travel Media Assn of Canada and the Canadian Freelance Union. (link to Doreen's BLOG on the right hand side of this blog page under members' BLOGS list).
Gautron has been involved in and with the arts since 1975. Where he was
administrator for Le Cercle Moliere and subsequently sat on numerous boards. He
currently runs Gautron Management Services Inc, offering income tax services and
financial insights to a varied client base which includes numerous artists;
specifically, writers, playwrights, visual artists, actors, technicians,
directors, artisans and other people involved in the cultural industries. I love
putting the tax puzzle together for people. My first clients were actors and
9:30 am - 12:30pm - Finance for Writers
1:30 - lunch
1:30 pm - 4:30pm - Taxes for Writers
Send a cheque made out to the Manitoba Writers'
Guild to the address below and email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (204)
Manitoba Writers' Guild
218-100 Arthur Street