Category Archives: Sudbury Writers’ Guild Events


Upcoming Fall Events

Hope everyone has had a productive and refreshing summer. We’re ready to get back to our full fall schedule at the Sudbury Writer’s Guild. 2017 marks our 25th year as group where local writers can get together to help each other further their writing goals.

At the end of last season we explored some new venues to host our ever expanding group and are happy to announce that College Boreal will be our new monthly meeting location. The classroom may change from time to time as availability changes, but for the fall season we will be meeting in Room M3340 on the 3rd floor.

We’ll be updating our ABOUT page shortly to include new directions.

Below are a number of local literary events/meetings including our own Guild Meeting happening over the next few months. Please come out and support local writers/voices. If you have information about other local events happening, please let us know. We’d be happy to share them here.

Tuesday September 26th – Sudbury Writers’ Guild Meeting

We will still be meeting the last Thursday of each month EXCEPT this September we will be meeting on TUESDAY  September 26th, 2017. The reason for the change is to accommodate members that want to attend Latitude 46’s Fall Book Launch on the 28th (More on this event in a moment).

Our first meeting of the fall is typically busy with members renewing memberships and planning of the upcoming season. We also excpect a lot of prospective members to come out to this event to find out what we’re all about. We’ll be in RM3340 on the 3rd Floor of the College. Doors open at 6pm and meeting is scheduled to start at 6:30 pm. We typically go to around 8:30 pm. Check out our Facebook group page if you want an event reminder or our Google Calendar on the right.

Thursday September 28th – Latitude 46 Fall Book Launch

Join Latitude 46 Publishing and authors Rod Carley, Suzanne Charron, Liisa Kovala, Roger Nash and Hap Wilson for the launch of their books. Featuring author readings and meet and greet social. Cash bar. Event begins at 7pm. Location – Verdicchio Ristorante – Natura Event Centre, 1351 Kelly Lake Road, Sudbury, Ontario. Details here on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/events/1390212321026914/

Come out and Support local authors and our own Guild members, Liisa Kovala and Roger Nash.

Saturday October 21st – Kim Fahner – Book Launch – Some Other Sky

Sudbury’s Poet Laureate, Kim Fahner launches her latest collection of poetry “Some Other Sky”, published by Black Moss Press, on Saturday October 21st. Location is St. Andrew’s Place ( 111 Larch St, Sudbury) at 7pm. Books will be available for purchase $20.

November 2nd to 4th – Wordstock Sudbury Literary Festival

Sudbury’s Wordstock is back again for its 4th year with an amazing lineup of Canadian literary talent including – Merilyn Simmonds, Sean Michaels, Nathan Adler and Cherie Dimaline. More details will be announced in the coming weeks as the festival firms up its schedule. For now you can check out the Sudbury Star article here – http://www.thesudburystar.com/2017/08/28/sudburys-wordstock-beginning-to-line-up-talent  or visit the Wordstock Festival webpage here – http://www.wordstocksudbury.ca/

2017 Sudbury Graphic-Con

The Sudbury Writers’ Guild will be hosting a table at the 2017 Graphic-Con at the Sudbury Arena on Saturday June 10th, 2017.

Come out and meet some of the Guild members and find out what we’re about as an organization. We’ll also have for sale at the event copies of the Sudbury Ink Anthlogy and books by members Mat Del Papa and Sabine Wilder. We’ll be located on the upper concourse at the arena next to fellow Guild member and awesome local writer Kristan Cannon who has her own table!

For more details on the Sudbury Graphic-Con check out their website here – http://graphiccon.com/

Or their Facebook Group here – https://www.facebook.com/groups/430446103783487/

Hope to see you there!

 

Gail Andreson-Dargatz Workshop – CANCELLED

I’m very sorry to break the following news. Just minutes ago, Gail Anderson-Dargatz emailed me to tell me that a family member is in emergency at the hospital, and because of health concerns, she can’t leave B.C. and travel across Canada. She is very sad and so sorry to have to cancel the June 24th event.

She wants to let everyone know that the June event meant everything to her and she would be there if she could. She sends big hugs and her heartfelt regrets.
Sincerely,
Rosanna
P.S. I will return the cheques to those who sent them by mail or gave them to me personally. I want to thank Heather Campbell and Wordstock for their $250 contribution in this event; I will return your cheque as well. I will be in touch.

Book Launch Tomorrow

Sudbury, Ink - A Sudbury Writers' Guild Anthology (2016)

Just a reminder that we will be hosting the official book launch for Sudbury Ink this Saturday (Nov 12) at the Main Branch of the Sudbury Public Library on McKenzie Street between 1-3. Come out meet the contributors and here them read from their work. Books will be available for purchase for $15 at this event.

Come for the words and stay for cake!

We’ve also been getting some great press this week surrounding the book launch.

I did an interview on CTV News at Noon with Tamara Ischenko on the 10th. See link below.

Sudbury Ink – CTV Interview with Andy Taylor

Also the interview I did with the Sudbury Star ran on the same day – Nov 10th.

Sudbury Star – Sudbury Ink Book Launch

If you’re unable to make the event but would like a copy of the book. Please contact us through this page to make arrangements.

Announcement: Sudbury, Ink – The Anthology

Sudbury, Ink - A Sudbury Writers' Guild Anthology (2016)The Sudbury Writer’s Guild is pleased to announce the publication of our first collection of writing by Guild members entitled SUDBURY, INK. It offers something for everyone: humour, romance, history, science fiction, and more.The anthology features 33 pieces from 17 contributors in a variety of writing styles, topics, and genres—both prose and poetry, fiction and non-fiction.

In addition to featuring many first time authors of the Guild, several noted local authors and Guild members also are featured in SUDBURY, INK. including:

  • Former City of Greater Sudbury Poet Laureate Thomas Leduc
  • Kobo Emerging Writer Prize shortlisted novelist Renny de Groot
  • Noted short fiction author Margo Little
  • Local radio personality and Northern Lit Award shortlisted author Scott Overton
  • Haiku and tanka poet Irene Golas
  • Award winning poet and author Vera Constantineau
  • Liisa Kovala—whose book, The Day Soon Dawns, is soon to be published by Latitude 46 Publishing
  • Rosanna Micelotta Battigelli—whose historical novel, La Brigantessa, is being published by Inanna Publications in 2018.

The anthology will be on sale during the WORDSTOCK SUDBURY literary festival (November 3 to 5, 2016) for a special ‘event price’ of $15.00. The book will be available for purchase at BAY’S USED BOOKS as well as CHAPTERS and COLES—Sudbury locations only—for $20.00 after November 5th.

You can also order books via the Guild website for $15 plus shipping. We can only accept payment via PayPal, E-Transfer, or cheque. Use the CONTACT US form at the bottom of the website to enquire about ordering books.

An official launch will be held Saturday November 12 at the Main Branch of the Sudbury Public Library between 1 – 3 pm. The public is welcome to come out and meet some of the authors and listen to them read from their work. Books will also be available for purchase at the launch.

For more information about SUDBURY, INK., including media inquiries, please contact us via the website contact form or at publications@sudburywritersguild.com

Welcome to the Fall 2016 Season of the SWG

Join us as we kick off a new season of the Sudbury Writers’ Guild:

Thursday Sept 29th, 2016.

Doors open at 6:00 pm

Meeting Begins at 6:30 pm

Come out and meet fellow local writers of all genres.

See what we’re all about and how we can help you in realizing your writing goals.

Returning members are welcome to renew their memberships at this meeting.

Prospective new members are welcome to attend without having to join at the first meeting.

If you have any questions please email us using the Contact Us form on the bottom right.

For information on location and directions please click HERE

Look forward to seeing everyone at the meeting!

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

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

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Attention Young Writers of Sudbury

On Sunday October 26th, Sudbury’s Poet Laureate and our very own Writers’ Guild member, Tom Leduc is kicking off an exciting new adventure, The Young Writers’ Guild of Sudbury.

  • Find out how to enter contests, get published, self-publish and edit writing
  • Discover how to address and read aloud to a crowd
  • Learn to host an event like a poetry slam
  • Pick up tips and tricks and all the ins and outs of the writing craft from some of the most prolific and talented writers’ from right here in Sudbury.


The Young Writers’ Guild is a group of young people, ages 12 to 18, who meet monthly to share their common interest in all aspects of writing.

Imagine entering university with a portfolio of published work and the confidence to reach your goals. We have the tools and connections, we only need you. So come check it out, get involved and help create the kind of writing environment you want for yourself and the city.

Sundays October 26, November 30, January 25 @ 1 PM – Main Library (74 Mackenzie Street, Sudbury)

For more information contact Tom directly at: tom.leduc@greatersudbury.ca or 705-673-1155 x4761.

Click here for poster for event: Young Writers Guild of Sudbury – POSTER

Brian Henry Workshop – March 22nd – Sudbury

Creative writing teacher and editor Brian Henry is returning to Sudbury this spring to give a workshop on How to Make Your Stories Dramatic. Hosted by the Sudbury Writers’s Guild the workshop promises to be a popular one.

From Brian’s website – The Quick Brown Fox

This workshop is geared to both beginners and more experienced writers. We’ll look at the most important part of all stories whether fictional or true: the fully dramatized scene. You’ll learn some of the most successful tricks of the trade to make sure that you’ll never write a lifeless scene again.

We’ll look at both dialogue and action scenes. You’ll learn how to write great dialogue and how to mix it with your narrative so that the interaction between your characters comes alive. But the most difficult scenes of all are climactic action scenes; such as love scenes, chase scenes and fight scenes. Primarily using fight scenes as our examples, you’ll learn how to ramp up the tension you need for one of these high-octane performances.

For more details and to register, please visit the workshop page at Brian’s site – How to Make Your Writing Dramatic workshop, Sat, March 22, in Sudbury

Fee: $38.94 + 13% hst = $44 paid in advance.
or $42.48 + 13% hst = $48 if you wait to pay at the door.

Sudbury Writers’ Guild members get a $4 discount if they register in advance. Fee in advance for Guild members is $40.

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