The Sudbury Writers’ Guild would like to invite anyone interested in the Sudbury’s writing community to come out to our January meeting located at College Boreal in Room M3340.
At our next meeting on Thursday January 25th we have Jessica Watts Coordinator of Outreach, Programs, and Partnerships from the Greater Sudbury Public Library coming to speak to us on all the library has to offer. It’s not just books and rolodexes any more. Jessica is involved with all the library has to offer including book clubs, and audio books apps. She is also involved in almost every reading and writing committee in town.
We also have Heather Campbell and Laura Stradiotto, coming in to speak to us about Latitude 46 Publishing, and Sudbury’s annual literary festival Wordstock. We will be discussing all that Latitude 46 and Wordstock has accomplished, were the festival is headed, and what we can do to help with their and our continued success.
Denise Truax, General Director and editor at Prise de parole. A French Canadian publishing company located in Greater Sudbury, will also be joining us to speak on all they have accomplished, what we can learn from them and how we can work together to make Sudbury a thriving literary community.
So please come out and join us because without you there is no literary community.
Be safe and keep writing,
Due to the fact that College Boreal is in the midst of a strike and we don’t want to pose any conflict of interest with any of our members, our meeting will be held at the South End Library Conference Room, Thursday October 26th, from 6pm to 8:40pm. Meeting starts at 6:30pm.
Thanks for your understanding.
President of the SWG
FYI – Greater Sudbury Transit Route 181 Paris / Lo-Ellen services the library. https://www.greatersudbury.ca/live/transit/routes-and-schedules/bus-schedules/route-181/
The South End Library is located at:
1991 Regent Street
Sudbury, ON P3E 5V3
Phone: (705) 688-3950
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/