Category: Sudbury Writers’ Guild Events
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.
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.
On Saturday July 28th the Sudbury Writers’ Guild will be hosting a workshop with award winning author Gail Anderson-Dargatz from 10 am to 12 pm at the Caruso Club. The cost is $30.
Seating is limited. If you plan to attend please call Vera @ 705-682-2839 for details on how to reserve your spot.
You can also check out Gail’s website at https://www.gailanderson-dargatz.ca/cms/
Hope to see you there!