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/
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.
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.
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!