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Groups - Ontario, Canada

 

Here is a collection of links to writers groups in the province of Ontario, Canada. Province wide groups are listed at the top. The rest are listed by town or city.
  • Ontario Poetry Society - their mission is to provide a poetry-friendly place for everyone. They sponsor poetry readings around the province as well as publishing anthologies of works by local writers.

    Barrie

  • Barrie Writers' Club - founded in 1986, the BWC meets every Monday from 6:30 - 9:00 PM. The meeting on the first Monday of the month is at the Barrie Public Library. The rest are at Grace United Church.

    Belleville

  • Quinte Writer's Guild - meets the second Tuesday of every month at a member's home. Follow the link for details.

    Brockville

  • Writers' Ink - this "island of words" meets on the fourth Sunday of every month, 10 AM, at the Rosedale Retirement Center. (Except July, August and December).

    Durham

  • Writers' Community of Durham Region - this group holds its monthly RoundTable meetings at the Ajax Community Center on the second Saturday of every month. They run from 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM and include breakfast. These are well attended and you should register ahead. Fee are $25 for members paid ahead, $30 at the door. Non-members $35 and must register ahead of time.

    Hamilton

  • Hamilton Association for the Advancement of Literature, Science and Art - this group started as the Hamilton Scientific Association in 1857. The group organizes eight public lectures a year as well as other events. It is a registered charity and donations are tax deductible.
  • Hamilton Poetry Centre - this group conducts workshops and hosts poetry readings. See website for details.
  • Tower Poetry Society - established in 1951, this is the oldest poetry workshop group in North America. It hosts monthly poetry workshops at the Westdale Public Library. See website for details.

    London

  • London Writers Society - this group meets on the third Thursday of every month at the Landon Library in Wortley Village at 7 PM. They also sponsor the occasional special event. No charge to attend the first few times. After that it's $25 a year for membership.

    Ottawa

  • Ottawa Independent Writers - created in 1986, the OIW meets at 7 PM on the fourth Thursday of every month at the Good Companions Seniors' Center. Annual membership is $75. There are often guest speakers and usually a $10 a meeting charge for non-members.

    Sudbury

  • Sudbury Writers' Guild - meets on the last Thursday of every month at 6:30 PM at Parkside Center. Annual membership is $30. This blog has some interesting posts.

    Toronto

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