Dorothea Helms

Owner: Write Stuff Writing Services, The Writing Fairy®

Presentations And Appearances

Ontario Writers’ Conference 2013, Emcee for May 4th event

CCWWP Conference, Humber College, Toronto, Ontario, May 11-13, 2012. Presentation – Inclusivity Rocks: Genre Equality a Helpful Pedagogy Tool in Teaching Creative Writing

Writers’ Community of Simcoe County, Barrie, Ontario, March 18, 2012 – “When Opportunity Knocks, Invite it in for Coffee.”

Writers’ Community of York Region Keynote Speaker, Aurora, Ontario, January 8, 2012 – “When Opportunity Knocks, Invite it in for Coffee.”

PWAC Annual General Meeting/MagNet Conference 2010. Presented workshops “Speech Writing for Hire” on June 3 and “Writing Quickly & Efficiently – and Producing ‘Quality’ Writing” on June 4

Bradford West Gwillimbury Writers’ Circle. April 20, 2010. Address on writing.

Professional Writers Association of Canada AGM and Conference. June 2009. Appeared on panel of professional writers “Six-figure Freelancers”

Ontario Writers’ Conference 2009 – 2012 Provided Blue-pencil Sessions

Haliburton Highlands Writers’ and Editors’ Breakfast, Minden, Ontario – presented The Writing Fairy Keynote Speech – “When Opportunity Knocks, Don’t Just Answer the Door, Invite it in for Coffee” July 5, 2008

Ontario Writers’ Conference May 2008 – co-presented the workshop “Genre Buffet” with award-winning writer/editor/poet Ruth Walker.

Stellar Literary Festival, Oshawa, Ontario, September 22, 2007 – The Writing Fairy keynote speech “The Four-Letter Word for Success” radio show appearance (30 minutes), August 29, 2007 at 2:00 p.m.

Professional Writers Association of Canada Annual General Meeting and Conference, Ottawa, Ontario – Keynote Speaker (The Four-Letter Word for Success) and Workshop Presenter (The Writing Fairy™ Humour Writing Workshop), May 2006

American Women’s Club, Toronto – Keynote Speech (The Four-Letter Word for Success), Thornhill, Ontario, May 8, 2006

Periodical Writers Association of Canada Writing Seminar Series – Panel Member November 22, 2005

The Big Dream Event, Oshawa, Ontario August 7, 2005 – The Writing Fairy talk on risk-taking for writers

Breakfast Television, CITY TV (Toronto), live show July 27, 2005 – The Writing Fairy led Liza Fromer through a writing exercise

Creative Light and Power Conference Call Presentation as per Aprille Janes. Led discussion on writing as “The Writing Fairy.” June 6, 2005

Haliburton Highlands Writers’ and Editors’ Network, Fleming College, Haliburton campus, served on panel of professional writers, March 19, 2005

The Writing Fairy™ Advice on Risk Management for Writers and other Creative People, Women’s Institute, Epsom, Ontario, February 23, 2005

“Lifetime Durham” Rogers Cable 10 program hosted by Al Nichols – guest – show aired January 26, 27, 28, 2005

The Writing Fairy™ Advice on Risk Management for Writers. October 7, 2004 – Keynote Speaker presenting at the Durham Arts Centre, Ajax, Ontario

The Writing Fairy™ Advice on Risk Management for Writers. May 27, 2004 – Keynote Speaker for Discover Your Passion and Explore the Possibilities presented by Creative Media and Chrysalis Consulting in Uxbridge, Ontario

Interview Techniques, “On the Edge” AGM and annual conference, Periodical Writers’ Association of Canada, Edmonton, May 2003


Award-winning Dorothea Helms is an internationally published writer, editor and popular writing instructor.