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Websites and Social Media Event

Spring is here and that means spring cleaning! Only we’re not cleaning our homes (well, you can if you want to), we’re cleaning up our websites and social media accounts.

Join us May 10 for PWAC’s Websites and Social Media event, during which we’ll learn how to optimize our websites for business so that more potential clients can find us and how we can harness the power of social media to help us get more work.

Our speaker will be Arnaud Joakim, a digital marketing and social media expert with 17 years of experience in the industry. He specializes in SEO and content creation and knows all about optimizing websites and social media so Google (and others) can find you.

Having a clean, clear website to promote yourself is invaluable in getting work as a freelancer today, as is having a strong social media presence. We’re really excited for this event.

See you there!

Date: Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Time: 7pm – 9pm
Place: Atwater Library, 1200 Avenue Atwater, Westmount, Auditorium, 2nd floor
Admission: $15, $5 for students
FREE for PWAC members.

Refreshments will be provided.

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Money Matters 2017

Hey, Quebec members – spring is far away, but tax time is approaching! And money management is always on freelancers’ minds…

Join us February 15 for PWAC’S Money Matters, an evening devoted to money management for freelance writers. Our speakers will be Chartered Accountant Harriet Kirshenblatt, who specializes in income tax for self-employed workers, and former PWAC member and journalist Jean-Benoît Nadeau, author of Le Guide du Travailleur Autonome (The Self-Employed Worker’s Guide).

They will answer questions about paying taxes, managing cash flow, charging GST and QST, buying insurance, getting paid (by clients who want to pay and clients who don’t…), and saving money – all the nuts and bolts of handling your freelance dollars.

See you there!

Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Time: 7pm – 9pm

Place: Atwater Library, 1200 Avenue Atwater, Westmount, Auditorium, 2nd floor

Admission: $15, $5 for students

FREE for PWAC members.

Refreshments will be provided.

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Meet the Editors Night 2017

Hey Quebec members – why not usher in the New Year with a slate of new magazine clients?

On January 18, PWAC Quebec will be holding its annual Meet the Editors Night, with editors from Reader’s Digest, Maisonneuve, Concordia University Magazine, the McGill News and content marketing agency 37ieme Avenue.

In the first hour editors will explain what they are looking for, how they work with writers, how to pitch, and what their expectations are for rewrites and publication dates. In the second hour the floor will be open to participants to ask whatever they want…

See you there!

Date: Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Time: 7pm – 9pm

Place: Atwater Library, 1200 Avenue Atwater, Westmount, Auditorium, 2nd floor

Admission: $15, $5 for students

Free for PWAC members.

Refreshments will be provided.

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Content Marketing versus Journalism, with Quebec journalist David Desjardins

Content Marketing versus Journalism: Can you do both?

Can journalists do content marketing without compromising their impartiality? The question hit the Quebec news in December 2015 when Le Devoir abruptly cancelled the column of journalist David Desjardins after discovering he ran a content marketing agency. Desjardins will speak to PWAC Quebec about La Flèche, the agency he founded in 2014. He’ll explain how he combines content marketing with a career as a successful magazine and TV columnist and blogger (L’actualité, ArTVRadio-Canada) and answer questions about opportunities for anglo writers interested in working with Quebec’s content marketing agencies.

Presentation by Quebec journalist David Desjardins

November 16, 2016

7pm – 9pm

Atwater Library

1200 Avenue Atwater, Westmount

Auditorium, 2nd floor

Admission $10: Free for PWAC members

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Writers Meetup May 17

May 176_30 - 8_30 pmWriters' MeetupYou're Invited!(1)This edition of the PWAC Quebec Pub Night has a special theme: Tell us a story about your best or worst trip.

Why? Just for the fun that’s in it!

A get-together for members — and friends — of PWAC Quebec and those interested in finding out more about the Professional Writers Association of Canada. You can also find out more about this year’s writers’ conference happening in Vancouver.

Come on out and meet like-minded writers, & enjoy the hospitality of an Irish pub, with its good food and cheer. If you’d like to have dinner beforehand, please join us at 5:45pm.

Fiddler’s Green Pub – 1224 Bishop Street

To RSVP, send an email to pwacquebec@gmail.com.

See you there!

All the best,
Elizabeth Johnston, president
Quebec chapter of PWAC

UPCOMING PUB NIGHTS FOR 2016 – Save the dates!

May 17 – pub night – Fiddler’s Green, 6:30 to 8:30pm
September 20 – pub night – Fiddler’s Green, 6:30 to 8:30pm
October 18 – pub night – Fiddler’s Green, 6:30 to 8:30pm
November 15 – pub night – Fiddler’s Green, 6:30 to 8:30pm

ALSO: MUSEUM VISIT ON June 5 – https://www.facebook.com/events/177155586012695/

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