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CANSCAIP Membership Meeting Wed Jan 13; SPEAKERS John Degen (The Writers' Union of Canada) and Roanie Levy (Access Copyright)

  • Wednesday, January 13, 2021
  • 7:00 PM - 11:59 PM
  • Zoom

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CANSCAIP's membership meetings are on the second Wednesday of each month.  Our Members and Friends are invited to the first meeting of 2021.  Guests are welcome, and can contact office@canscaip.org to request the Zoom link.

DATE: Wednesday January 13  

START TIMES ACROSS CANADA: BC 4:00 | AB 5:00 | SK/MB 6:00 | ON/QB 7:00 | NS/NB/PE 8:00 | NL 8:30


REGISTER FOR THE MEETING: Registration is free for the monthly meetings.


ZOOM LINK: On the day of the meeting, CANSCAIP will sends the Zoom link to everyone who has registered.

FORMAT: Meetings are via Zoom, on the second Wednesday of each month,  and attended by Members and Friends across Canada.  The meetings open with remarks by president Sharon Jennings, followed by announcements by Members and Friends, and then presentations by the meeting speakers. During the meeting, attendees can type questions into Chat, which will be read aloud by the meeting coordinator.  Everyone is encouraged to linger after the meeting--we'll have breakout rooms where we can talk to each other in smaller groups. 

ANNOUNCEMENTS BY MEMBERS & FRIENDS: Celebrating a new book? Having an event? Teaching a course? Other news? Announce it at the meeting! If you're making an announcement, please send office@canscaip.org the following info:

  • Your name
  • Book title, genre, publisher, publication date
  • Summary of your book, event, course, award, or other news 
  • Email subject line: "Member Announcement by [your name]" 
NOTE: Please keep announcements to about two minutes

    MEETING TOPIC & SPEAKERS:  Two book industry leaders discuss important sources of payments for which book creators are eligible to apply: Public Lending Right (PLR), Payback for Writers, and Payback for Visual Artists. John Degen is the executive director of The Writers' Union of Canada, chair of the International Authors Forum, co-chair of the Canadian Creators Coalition, and a published poet and novelist. Roanie Levy is president and CEO of Access Copyright, an intellectual property lawyer, and an internationally recognized champion of creator rights.  (NOTE: The Spring 2019 issue of CANSCAIP News includes a very informative article about PLR by Sharon Jennings.) 

    CANSCAIP office is located within the Centre for Social Innovation, Annex.
    720 Bathurst St., Suite 503, Toronto, ON M5S 2R4

    Email: office@canscaip.org
    Phone: 1-416-515-1559

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