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Speakers Night

Join us for an exciting lineup of speakers and socializing this season!

Our speakers nights will be held virtually via Zoom.

Third Wednesday of the month, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. / le mercredi, 18 30 h à 20 h
Virtual speakers nights are free of charge.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020: Complex Issues and Sensitive Language: Working with Comms Offices on Tough Topics with Samantha Rae Ayoub

As an editor, working with clients on complex topics like climate change, vaccines, and medical assistance in dying comes with a series of challenges. Join us as Samantha Rae Ayoub, an independent communication advisor, shares her insights into how communications offices and editors can best work together to craft evidence-based, informative, and unbiased narratives on some of the tough topics faced by Canadians today.
Meeting ID: 962 2507 9323
Passcode:  709600

Wednesday, November 18, 2020: Holiday Party with Maureen Jennings

Our virtual holiday party will feature Maureen Jennings, the author of the Murdoch Mysteries books. Join us for a lively discussion about her experiences writing mystery novels, adapting the Murdoch books for CBC’s Murdoch Mysteries series, and working with McLelland and Stewart’s editor Ellen Seligman.

Wednesday, January 20, 2021: Behind the Scenes of Picture Book Creation with illustrator Charlene Chua

In picture books, illustrations are just as important as important as the words on the page. Illustrator Charlene Chua will speak about how illustrators fit into the publishing process and how illustrators, authors, and editors can work together to produce great stories.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021: Parliament and Politics with Charelle Evelyn, managing editor of The Hill Times

The Hill Times has been reporting on Canadian federal politics since 1989 and now publishes across multiple platforms. Charelle Evelyn will join us to speak about her role as managing editor and discuss political journalism in our nation’s capital.