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Ever wanted to be a writer? Come out and join the Sudbury Writers’ Guild.
This Thursday September 24th, 2020 is our first regular meeting of the season. During non-pandemic times we typically meet at College Boreal but this year we will be using Zoom to host our meetings online until further notice. The online room will open at 6:15 pm and meeting starts at 6:30 pm. This give you a few minutes to find your way into the meeting and mingle. If you want to attend and aren’t a regular member, please put a request on our Facebook page and Andy or Tom will send you the meeting details or use our Contact Form on the “Contact Us” Page.
Annual membership fees are due during September for returning members. Prospective members are permitted to attend up to 2 meetings before being required to join and pay the annual fee. FYI – dues are used to pay for things such as website hosting, zoom hosting, guest speakers’ honorariums, promotional materials for the Guild, as well as hosting information tables at events such as Graphic-Con. Members can also contribute to our website and host bios and other information.
September’s meeting scheduled for this Thursday the 24th will feature Vera Constantineau, Sudbury’s Poet Laureate, discussing the selected book “Forty Words for Sorrow” by Giles Blunt.
October is a big month, we have Peter Mihaichuk joining us on Zoom. Peter has over 13 years of experience in production design & art direction for Television and Film, primarily in the US and Canadian markets. He is opening a film studio in Coniston and will be speaking us about the project and the kind of scripts he is looking for.
In November, Mat Del Papa, author of several books and owner of Mad Hat Publishing will be speaking with us about “Submission Formatting and Etiquette”
November also kicks off with Wordstock, Sudbury’s very own literary festival. See the link and get their newsletter. http://www.wordstocksudbury.ca/ and November is also NANOWRIMO https://nanowrimo.org/
January brings Rob Sacchetto to our Zoom meeting. Rob is a 25-year veteran freelance artist and he has been illustrating custom zombie portraits full-time since 2006. Rob’s work as appeared in Stuff Magazine, Rue Morgue, Fangoria, Maxim, HorrorHound, National Geographic and more. His work has also been featured on G4 TV, Discovery Channel, Space, IFC, Starz, and Reviews on the Run and numerous other video media outlets. Rob himself has appeared in the zombie documentary ‘Zombiemania’. Rob will be speaking on how to target your market and keep them coming back.
Later in the year we have author and retired fire fighter Dave Wickenden coming in to talk to us about writing, self publishing, and fire fighting of course.
We are also hoping to book author Rosanna Micelotta Battigelli to speak to us about writing historical fiction.
And if were lucky someone will volunteer to do a meeting on how to use Scrivener one of the best writing tools in business.
We have so much coming up this year. I can’t wait get started and see you all again. So come on, Zoom in and join our writing community. Its fun.
Come out to our monthly meeting of the Sudbury Writers’ Guild this Thursday March 29th at College Boreal.
We meet in class M3360 on 3rd Floor beginning at 6:00 pm, meeting gets under way at 6:30 pm.
Barry Cooper will be leading the group in a discussion on dialogue in writing.
We’ll also be giving updates on the various Inner Circles and upcoming workshops with Brian Henry (April 8th) and Gail Anderson-Dargatz (July 28th).
Hope to see you there!
Check out our Facebook Group here – https://www.facebook.com/groups/SudburyWritersGuild/
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,