About Us

The Bookshelf

The Writers’ Community of York Region is proud to present local, Canadian authors at The Bookshelf. Our usual location is the Riverwalk Commons in Newmarket near the Lions Hall community centre (next to the Farmer’s Market) where local authors, publishers, and reading-related craftpersons from all over York region and the GTA will feature their own works.

The Bookshelf started out as an indoor book fair, but since 2021 it has migrated outdoors to share lawn/walkway space with the Farmers Market.

Learn the stories behind the books. Rub elbows with local talent. Have a cup of coffee and converse with authors in a multitude of genres..



The Writers’ Community of York Region encourages local authors in all genres and at all levels. Through monthly meetings and workshops, the group offers support, education, networking and the opportunity just to get out and hang with other authors and industry professionals for a few soul satisfying hours. Since 2020, the organization has moved to a hybrid model with some in-person meetings and some virtual ones. The WCYR also supports events that promote the value of writers, such as The Bookshelf, where readers get a chance to experience and discover homegrown talent.

For more information about what the WCYR has to offer please visit our main website wcyork.ca.



Roderick Turner – Event Coordinator

Web Content – MJ Moores

Rampant Wolf Media –  Webmaster

Loni Cameron – Social Media


Please email us at specialopportunities(at)wcyork(dot)ca and specify which staff member your query is directed to in the subject line (e.g. Event Coordinator: Booking Query)