Wednesday, 22 August 2012


 due to strong event support the early bird savings rate continues!

Connect, Celebrate, & Collaborate at the PWAC Regional Event this fall

Date: September 22, 2012
Location: The Refinery, 607 & 609 Dufferin Avenue, Saskatoon, SK
Time: 9:00 am registration with program to begin at 9:45 am
Early Bird Fees: PWAC members $75; Saskatchewan Writers' Guild member $90; supporting organization members $100; and general public $120 - lunch inculded
*Early Bird payment extended to Sept. 7, 2012, due to positive support from funding agencies.
From September 8, 2012 until September 21, 2012 the cost for all participants is $120.00.


To register last minute up to the event day please contact

The Professional Writers’ Association of Canada (PWAC), Prairies and North Region, invites you to Connect, Celebrate, & Collaborate with the professionals this September 22, 2012.
PWAC-SK is hosting a full day of professional writing workshops and discussions. Learn about best practices in the business of writing, social media strategy, and niche writing from successful writers working and making a living in markets across the prairies and the world.
This full-day conference features:

Your Next Travel Story Might be Right in Your Own Backyard by Doreen Pendgracs:
 In this 2-hour workshop, Pendgracs will help attendees learn how to spin a travel story from virtually any experience, whether at home in your own backyard or halfway around the world. You'll learn how to find markets for your work and how to create your own! Doreen, PWAC National Vice President, has worked as a freelance professional writer for 19 years. She has authored dozens of non-fiction magazine, newspaper articles, and books. Her latest title, Chocolatour:A Quest for the World's Best Chocolate, is expected to be released within the next year.

·        Breaking In: Taking Stock of the Marketplace by M E (Marie) Powell : Learn from over 20 years of experience as
Regina-based professional writer Marie Powell helps us examine the current
print and online marketplace, how to choose a market, how to approach
those markets, and how to ensure success in the changing marketplace.
Marie is the founding president of PWAC-SK.

·        You're going to pay me to play on social media?: How to become a PAID social media strategist by Katrina German : Learn how to make money using social media with Katrina an online producer who specializes in social media and web content development. She plays online with websites, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and others to connect her clients to the public in a fun and engaging way. Check out her portfolio at 

            Niche Writing: Your Ticket to Success: Join us as we learn from experts currently working in diverse markets across the prairies. James Romanow (PWAC / SWG member), Michelle Greysen (PWAC Prairies and the North Regional Director / SWG Member), Darrell Noakes (PWAC / SWG member) and RoseAnna Schick (PWAC Manitoba member) will discuss the challenges of finding a niche, their successes as niche writers, and address where and how to publish their passions.

Contact  for more details on last minute registration.

Door Prizes:
·        All non-PWAC members will be entered in a draw to win a one-year PWAC membership (over $200 value).  Draw to take place at 5:00 pm. You must be present to win.
We wish to thank our supporters, PWAC Writers.caSaskatchewan Tourism, the Saskatchewan Writers' Guild, the Saskatoon Writers' Coop and the Saskatchewan Population Health and Evaluation Research Unit, for sponsorship and continued support.