Closing Out the Season

The Sudbury Writers’ Guild has wrapped for another season. Join us in September when we’ll reconvene on Thursday September 29th, 2016 for a first meeting of the new 2016-17 season.

There’s lot of exciting things happening this fall including the launch of a collection of short stories and poems penned by Guild members.

Thanks to our returning members, and the new members that joined this year. It’s been a great time sharing our writing aspirations and growing as writers.

If you have events happening around the region this Summer drop us a line and I’ll be sure to post the details here.

Keep writing!

Andy

March 31st, 2016 – Next Meeting of Sudbury Writers’ Guild

Come out to our next meeting of the Sudbury Writers’ Guild on Thursday March 31st  at 6:30 pm. Location is at Parkside Older Adult Centre located in the YMCA on Durham Street. Doors open at 6 pm and we should be in Kinsmen Room C. (If we’re not there check next door in Room B – sometimes they move us around!)

At March’s meeting Guild member John Price will be discussing marketing of your self-published work. We’ll also be follow up on critiques of several members who were unable to attend last month’s meeting.

 

People looking to see what we are about are welcome to come our March meeting.

You can also drop us a line via our Contact Us form in the lower right of the website window.

January 21st, 2016 – Workshop with Barbara Kyle

Our first meeting of 2016 has been pre-empted by a workshop being hosted by Barbara Kyle on January 21st, 2016.

The workshop will be conducted via Skype and members of the guild will be participating as a group from the Older Adult Centre at the YMCA in Kinsmen Room “C”. We’ll meet at 6 pm and the workshop is scheduled to begin at 6:30 pm.

The topic will be “Crafting the Page-Turner: Magic and Verve in Your First 30 Pages.” The talk will be approx. 45 minutes, followed by a Q&A session.

As part of the workshops Barbara is conducting in January she is hosting a draw to win a free manuscript evaluation of the first 25 pages of the winner’s WIP. There will be one winner from across all the workshops.

For more information on Barbara Kyle please visit her website – http://www.BarbaraKyle.com

The Sudbury Writers’ Guild meeting scheduled for January 28th, 2016 has been cancelled.

The next regularly scheduled meeting will be February 25th, 2016.

November 26th, 2015 – Next Sudbury Writers’ Guild Meeting

Come out to our next meeting of the Sudbury Writers’ Guild on Thursday November 26th  at 6:30 pm. Location is at Parkside Older Adult Centre located in the YMCA on Durham Street. Doors open at 6 pm and we will be in Kinsmen Room C.

 

At November’s meeting we’ll be checking in with those participating in NaNoWriMo to see how they are doing heading into the final stretch.

We’ll also be critiquing work submitted by members of the guild.

This will be our last meeting before the new year. We have a Member’s Only get together schedule for early December. Details of which will be discussed at this up coming meeting.

People looking to see what we are about are welcome to come to November’s Meeting or wait and come out in January.

You can also drop us a line via our Contact Us form in the lower right of the website window.

 

Books about Writing Featured at StoryBundle

If you’re looking for books about writing, from world building to getting published, StoryBundle.com has a deal for you. To celebrate NaNoWrioMo (National Novel Writing Month), Story Bundle is offering 13 e-books about writing for the price of $15, but there’s more!

Contribute $25 or more and you unlock the 2nd Tier of books which adds another 12 titles to the pot. 25 books for $25 is pretty sweet deal if you ask me. With authors like Judith Tarr, Chuck Wendig, Kevin J. Anderson, Brandon Sanderson, Mary Robinette Kowal, and Kristine Kathryn Rusch represented you know there’s going to be a lot of useful information.

Click on over to their site and take a look at the titles and judge for yourself.

I will definitely be buying into this. Good news is the deal goes until the end of December and you can give it as a gift. Give it to another writer in your life or put it on your own wish list.

Link to Story Bundle NaNoWriMo Deal

October 29th 2015 – Next Sudbury Writers’ Guild Meeting

Come out to our next meeting of the Sudbury Writers’ Guild on Thursday October 29th at 6:30 pm. Location is at Older Adult Centre located in the YMCA on 41 Durham Street. The Doors open at 6 pm and we are usually in Kinsmen Room B.

For our next meeting Clay Campbell with be discussing the upcoming NaNoWriMo (aka Nation Novel Writing Month) and with the assistance of the regional municipal liaisons for NaNoWriMo.

We also have a special presentation/dramatic reading from Roger and Chris Nash.

We will be discussing upcoming Critiquing Sessions and reading from last month’s Writing Challenge.

Hope to see you there!

 

Congrats to the Winners of Creepy Capreol Jr. Writing Contest

Creepy Capreol Anthology will soon be joined by Creepy Capreol Jr. Edited by Mat Del Papa

Creepy Capreol Anthology will soon be joined by Creepy Capreol Jr. Edited by Mat Del Papa

A contest was recently sponsored by Northern Life, in conjunction with local author and Sudbury Writers’ Guild member Mat Del Papa for young writers. The challenge was to write a short story with a horror theme related to Capreol. The winners were recently announced at the Sudbury Wordstock festival.

Winners will be published in the up coming edition of Creepy Capreol Jr. edited by Mat Del Papa.

Congrats to the winners.

 

Teen Category

Arvin Khoshboresh – The Boy that Cried Puppy
Elecksa Desjardins – The Stranger
Fiona Symington – The Kind You Never Hear About

Pre-teen Category

Liam Siemann – Mommy’s Here
Ted Leblanc – All I See is Red
Kael Perras – Deadland

Manitoulin Writers’ Circle – News

Margo Little of the Manitoulin Writers’ Circle has a few events she would like to share with Sudbury and area writers:

Invitation to Open Mic Afternoon on the Waterfront
As part of Gore Bay Harbour Days Sat. July 25, 2015 an open mic featuring water-themed flash fiction, poetry, reflections or memoir will be held at the Gore Bay Harbour Centre. Bring your water-themed material to read from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Hosted by Gore Bay Museum and Manitoulin Writers’ Circle. Below is a list of water imagery prompts to wash over you and inspire you. A book sale will be held at the same time so feel free to add your titles to the table.

Starter ideas for Water-Themed readings
1) This life is like a swimming pool. You dive into the water, but you can’t see how deep it is. –Dennis Rodman
2) Heavy hearts, like heavy clouds in the sky, are best relieved by the letting of a little water. – Christopher Morley
3) A woman is like a tea bag – you can’t tell how strong she is, until you put her in hot water. – Eleanor Roosevelt
4) To have faith is to trust yourself to the water. – Alan Watts
5) Thousands have lived without love, not one without water. –W.H. Auden
6) No water, no life. – Sylvia Earle
7) Water is the driving force of all Nature. – Leonardo Da Vinci
8) Cry, forgive. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness. – Steve Maraboli
9) Don’t be ashamed to weep; ‘tis right to grieve. Tears are only water….. –Brian Jacques
10) Anger is like flowing water; there’s nothing wrong with it as long as you let it flow. – C. Joy Bell
11) She was a drop of free water. She belonged to no man and to no city. – Roman Payne
12) Water does not resist. Water flows. If you cannot go through an obstacle, go around it. Water does. –Margaret Atwood
13) It is life, I think, to watch the water. A man can learn so many things. –Nicholas Sparks
14) I’m so thirsty. –Jarod Kintz
15) You never really know what’s coming. A small wave or maybe a big one. –Alysha Speer

 

Marion Seabrook Memorial Writing Contest

Short story writers are reminded to submit entries to Marion Seabrook Memorial Writing Contest by July 15. Mail to Box 333, Mindemoya, ON P0P 1S0. Adult and youth prizes. Blind judging. Guidelines at 705-377-4045 or writingcontest@eastlink.ca or Manitoulin Writers’ Circle 705-282-1714. Sponsored by Central Manitoulin Historical Society with support from Manitoulin Transport. Readings to take place August 20 at Pioneer Museum.

 

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Sudbury’s Very Own Wordstock

Sudbury’s biennial Wordstock is back for its second year with a new venue and a great line up of panels and workshops to choose from.

See the image below for programming details or visit the Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/WordstockSudbury2015 or their website – http://www.wordstocksudbury.ca/

The Sudbury Writers’ Guild are proud sponsor of Wordstock and our members will be in attendance reading from their works and attending and presenting on panels. Come out and support the literary community in Sudbury.

 

Wordstock Saturday Programming

 

 

J. A. McLachlan Writing Workshop – Sunday May 31st

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