Hey writers, hope fall is treating you write. Lots of exciting literary events happening this fall around town. We’re only about 2 weeks away from Wordstock and November is also NaNoWriMo or National Novel Writing Month. Before that though we have our monthly meeting at College Boreal this coming Thursday October 25th at 6:00 pm. After last month’s meeting we got some clarification from staff and we are in room M3340. Look for the large Writers’ Guild banner outside the door. The classroom is on the 3rd floor on the back side of the school. If you’re driving it’s easiest to drive around the back of the school and enter through the doors which are on the third floor.
Pass the word and look forward to seeing everyone out.
Fall is in the air and so is another season of the Sudbury Writers’ Guild. Our first meeting of the season will kick off Thursday September, 27th, 2018 at College Boreal in room M3340. We’ll open doors at 6pm and get underway by 6:30 pm.
September is a meeting where we typically renew our memberships, catch up on what has happened since we last met, and talk about plans for the new season. Tom and the executive have a lot of exciting ideas and want to hear from the rest of the membership for what you want to get out of the season.
The Guild is here to support your writing journey!
A couple of quick things to mention on the horizion – October 13th Brian Henry will be in town hosting a workshop on writing for Children and Young Adults. You can find out more on Brian’s blog here – http://quick-brown-fox-canada.blogspot.com/2018/05/writing-for-children-and-for-young.html
Also this year we are hosting our first ever Writers’ Guild Book Club. Details about the club and a poll to determine which book we will choose is here – http://sudburywritersguild.com/sudbury-writers-guild-book-club/
If you have any questions you can leave a comment or send us a message via our Contact Us page.
Thanks and look forward to seeing you out to a meeting this year. By the way, for new and prospective members, you are welcome to come out and attend a meeting before committing to becoming a member.
Welcome to the Sudbury Writers’ Guild Book Club, a book club open to both Guild members and the public, where writers deconstruct, analyze and rejoice in the art of writing. Each year the Writers’ Guild will pick a book from one of their favorite authors to read and then study the art of writing.
We discuss topics such as opening lines, ending a chapter, character and story arcs, and the author’s use of language, plot, style and narrative. Most of all we debate our likes and dislikes of the story with the intent of becoming better writers.
This year is the Guilds first year for the book club and we decided on a northern Ontario theme. Members send in their requests and the books will be voted on. The winner is to be announced at our September meeting then shared on Facebook. There is still time to vote so please click here to go to a Google poll to vote on your first and second choice.
The list to choose from is below:
Forty Words for Sorrow By: Giles Blunt
Indian Horse By: Richard Wagamese
The Marrow Thieves By: Cheri Dimaline
The Spawning Grounds By: Gail Anderson-Dargatz
Once the book is chosen a member of the guild champions the book, and with the help of other members, hosts the discussion at our February meeting. This is an open meeting for anyone who has read the book and would like to attend and join in the discussion.
The Guild hopes, by involving readers and writers alike, we can all learn more about our favorite books and authors. So please pick up a book, read it, think about it and come and discuss it with us.