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HDSA Graduate Writer's Group

HDSA Graduate Writer's Group

Sep 25, 2015

Graduate Writer’s Café Soirée

Attention Graduates and Aspiring Writers!

Are you interested in a chance to improve your communication and writing skills while socializing with friends?

Then the Graduate Writer’s Café Soirée is for YOU!

Writers are expected to come prepared with a notebook, pen or pencil, as well as up to a maximum of two, double-spaced, pages of their writing to share with others.  Bringing multiple copies of your work - if typed - is preferable.

If you have not yet written a single page, this group is the perfect place for you to find some inspiration!

Each week will be structured with a simple ice-breaker writing activity or game, a guided discussion based on a specific topic, followed by the opportunity to share personal writing (up to a max of two pages).

Graduates are invited to enjoy a complimentary non-alcoholic drink and dessert while we engage in social conversation.  You must be a current and paid member to participate.

Parents, this outing is intended to be an independent experience for graduates only.  If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact

Where: The Symposium Café, 235 Guelph Street, Georgetown, ON, L7G 4A8
WhenSaturdays - October 17th, November 21st, December 5th, January 9th
8:00 – 10:00 pm
Topics (subject to change):
Week #1 – Writing in Everyday Life:  when do we use writing in everyday life?  Why is writing important?
Week #2 – All About Me:  Who are you?  What do you like to write about? Why do you like to write?
Week #3 – Writing with Style:  What makes our writing good or bad?  How can we improve our writing?
Week #4 – Reading and Writing:  the importance of good books, and how what we are reading can make us a better writer

* You MUST REGISTER to participate.  To all of those interested, please respond to by September 30th with the following information:
1 – Full name of participant, and emergency contact information (e.g. cell and home phone number of emergency contact)
2 – Any allergies or other considerations
3 – How the graduate will be getting to and from meetings.  Please specify if transportation is a concern.
*Please note, if transportation is a concern, HDSA will be looking into providing a shuttle bus.  If interested, you will be notified of transportation arrangements in early October.