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The Oakville Writers’ Group

June 1, 2012

Fran Mackenzie Peacock laughs when I ask her if she’s the “Queen” of the Oakville Writers’ Group.  “No,” she says, “I just make up the schedule two months in advance and keep everyone on track at meetings.”

The Oakville Writers’ Group meets every two weeks at Artisano Bakery. Many of the twelve current members met at a writing class with Brian Henry, writer, editor and creative writing instructor at Ryerson University and George Brown College who leads creative writing courses and workshops in Mississauga, Oakville and Burlington. The group members range in age from thirty to sixty+ with interests that include romance, comedy, fantasy, young adult fiction, Irish history, court room thriller and memoir. Fran, who is recently single, writes comedy about women re-entering the dating world. Two former members successfully published books and are busy promoting them! Another member, Cecilia Popescu, was a Diaspora Dialogues Emerging writer in 2011.

The Oakville Writers have been talking about setting up an authors’ website to highlight their work because it is so difficult to find agents and publishers who are willing to take a chance on new writers.  Fran and I agreed to  meet later this spring to learn more from each other’s experiences as writers and writing group members. We also talked about the germ of an idea—collaborating on organizing a writers’ event with workshops and discussions. Possible topics include: Indie Publishing, Query Letters, Outlines…. Watch for more!

Read more:

Ceclia Popescu profile:

Brian Henry’s Blog: Quick Brown Fox at

3 Comments leave one →
  1. December 2, 2015 7:05 am

    How can I contact this group? I’m a writer in Oakville and might be interested in joining the fun!

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