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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.

Thomas Leduc President Sudbury Writers’ Guild

Hospital Mural Writing Project – Update

The Sudbury Writers’ Guild would like to thank everyone who submitted a story or poem to our Hospital Mural project. We received over 40 submissions. A small committee of authors and editors are currently reviewing the submissions and we will be in touch with the results in coming weeks.

The Sudbury Writers’ Guild would also like to thank the City of Greater Sudbury, If not for their support, this project would not be happening and your voices, and memories would not be heard.

Thanks again and keep on writing

Thomas Leduc

President Sudbury Writers’ Guild

Hospital Mural Writing Project – Extended

A loon floats on Lake Ramsey in the foreground of the picture.  In the background the former St. Joseph Hospital sits overlooking the lake.
Former St. Joseph Hospital overlooking Ramsey Lake –
Photo Courtesy of Paul Truskoski (2020)

We have extended the deadline for submissions to the Sudbury Hospital Mural Project until the end of July to allow more people time to submit. We have a broad cross-section of entries from people with a connection to the St. Joseph Hospital and would like to give more people an opportunity to submit.

You can find the links to submit in French and English in the menu above.

We’d like to thank and acknowledge the support of the City of Greater Sudbury on this project.