Monday, 16 January 2012


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!
The Writer's Number:
A Finance Workshop Tailored for Writers

Saturday February 25 | 9:30 am - 4:30 pm | 218-100 Arthur Street (Burns Family Classroom)
Cost: $40 for MWG members, $50 for non-members
Whether 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.
Doreen Pendgracs 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).
Ernest 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 technicians.
Workshop schedule
9:30 am - 12:30pm - Finance for Writers
12:30 - 1:30 - lunch
1:30 pm - 4:30pm - Taxes for Writers
To register
Send a cheque made out to the Manitoba Writers' Guild to the address below and email or call (204) 944-8013.
Manitoba Writers' Guild
218-100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg MB

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for this, Michelle. It's such a sign of the PWAC sprit: for Marie to profile my book on her blog and for PWAC to have a blog to help promote the efforts of its members. PWAC definitely rocks!

    And yes, looking forward to the workshop at the MWG. Writers often complain that they don't know how to make a living as a writer. We did this same workshop a couple of years ago and it was well rec'd, giving freelance writers some tools to make the best of the challenges we face as freelancers with unstable, unpredictable incomes.