It's time to publish your book!

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND: Join us on Saturday, November 11, 2023 for a unique, fully immersive workshop that is designed to connect people who live and work in the GTA for six hours of networking and personal development.

Topics covered include, but are not limited to:

• managing expectations
• finding inspiration
• 10 ways to improve your visibility
• how to use Chat GPT to help you write your book
• leveraging your book as a business card
• marketing as if your life depended upon it

The workshop features an all-female cast, from the organizers to the moderator, the author/panelists and break-out session facilitators.

Break-out sessions focus on areas of specific interest and include, unmistakably you – finding your author’s voice, getting started on writing your book, writing a book series, and marketing your book through email and social media.
Participants are encouraged to bring their questions, stumbling blocks, rough notes, and book ideas to discuss with Laura Connor, Suzen Fromstein, and the author panelists during the round robin portion of the day.

Workshop Snapshot

WHEN: Saturday, November 11, 2023 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

WHERE: Rouge River Community Centre, 120 Rouge Bank Drive, Markham, ON L3S 4B7
                (this is a fully accessible facility with ample free parking on site)


Opening Remarks

Managing Expectations: Traditional Publishers/Agents/Self-Publishing + Q&A  
10 Ways to Increase Your Visibility + Q&A  

Morning Break Out Sessions – 4 consecutive streams - choose the session most relevant to you:
Stream 1: Unmistakably You – Finding Your Author’s Voice  
Stream 2: Cooking Up Your Book
Stream 3: Marketing As If Your Life Depends Upon It – Because It Does  
Stream 4: So...You Want to Write About Your Life, huh?
**Break Out Session topics subject to change.

Afternoon Break Out Sessions – 3 consecutive streams - choose the session most relevant to you:
Stream 1: Building Your Email Funnel to Market Your Book
Stream 2: Writing a Series or Developing a Strong Protagonist
Stream 3: Getting Started on Writing Your Book
**Break Out Session topics subject to change.  

Author Panel - "The Write Stuff: Women Who Wielded Words and Conquered the Page"

Round Robin Author Working Tables - "Ink & Insights: Authors & Aspirants Join Forces for Literary Brilliance"

Keynote: The Toastmasters Difference

Closing Remarks

There will be giveaways and draws for:
Two Complimentary Vacation Getaways to Montreal or Niagara Falls.
Signed copies of books from featured presenters
Prizes from our local vendors and sponsors.

This is a fully in-person event: virtual attendance is not available.

BRING A FRIEND: And lower the ticket price for the both of you. The registration page shows you how to take advantage of this cost-effective option.

Get your tickets for the workshop HERE!

10 Reasons You Should Attend the  
"So...You Want to Write A Book Workshop"

  • Discover what you need to do to kickstart your publication journey
  • Obtain insight on different genres from local author panelists
  • Get feedback on your specific book ideas from the author panelists
  • Discover the steps you need to take to get started on writing or publishing your first book
  • Learn creative ideas on how to market your book and yourself as an author
  • Network with attendees, organizers, and author panelists
  • Take-home Workbook to help you get organized
  • Door Prizes, Raffles & Swag
  • Light refreshments will be served

Writing a book is equal parts inspiration, motivation & perspiration!
This fully immersive workshop has been designed to provide an optimum learning environment.

Thanks to our Sponsor Partners!

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Prizes Generously Donated by:

To join our amazing group of local sponsors, please click HERE.