Giller Short List

Giller Short List
French Exit by Patrick deWitt, Songs for the Cold of Heart by Eric Dupont, Washington Black by Esi Edugyan,Motherhood by Sheila Heti and An Ocean of Minutes by Thea Lim

Writing Guild Call for a New Member

Wanted: one new member for the Thunder Bay Writers Guild. The Guild is a well-established writing group of 12 members who meet monthly to critique each other’s work and to support and encourage each other in the writing process.

Requirements: to be actively writing and able to produce a polished piece of work (fiction or non-fiction, not poetry) to be critiqued every few months. Able to attend meetings at the college on the 2nd Monday of each month.

Interested? Please send 2 pieces of your work (fiction or non-fiction—between 1,500 - 3,000 words, no poetry) to Jack Shedden at no5rdnorth@gmail.com

Deadline: Wednesday 31st October 2018

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Autumn Literary Events


Joe Fiorito


Enough literary events to keep readers and writers hopping all fall. A great line-up.

First off, a note: Twenty Years on Snowshoes is now available in Chapters. Cost 20$.

Tuesday, October 3. The Crime Writers' Toolkit with Jayne Barnard. Mary J.L.Black Library Community Room, 7-9 pm. Award winning mystery writer Jayne Barnard reveals the secrets to crafting compelling short and long crime fiction at this interactive evening seminar. Free and no registration necessary.

Wednesday, October 4 to November 8th. Playwriting Workshop (Magnus Theatre). with Eleanor Albanese 7 pm - 8:30. Ages 16+ Participants will explore the process of writing their own play including scene structure, action, characters and dialogue. To register, call 345 5552 or visit Magnus
Theatre.

Monday, October 16 10X10 Playwriting Workshop: How to Write a Ten Minute Play. Urban Abbey 308 Red River Road, across from Magnus Theatre. 6pm - 8:30 Free. Valuable advice and encouragemnet.

Thursday  October 19. Ghoulies and Ghosties and long-legged beasties. Readings at Mary J. Black Library Community Room.  7 pm. Join us for an evening of spooky tales from local authors Joan M. Baril, Holly Haggarty and Roy Blomstrom. Open mic as well. Twenty Years on Snowshoes and past issues of NOWW magazine will be on sale.

Saturday, October 28. John Pringle will launch his third collection of short stories, Dandelions, at Waverley Resource Library in the downstairs auditorium at 2 pm. All three volumes of short stories will be available.

Monday, October 30. International Festival of Authors Thunder Bay Art Gallery 7 pm. Gary Baldwin, Terry Fallis, Grace O'Connor, Jean E. Pendziwol. Readings and discussion. Tickets at Waverley and Brodie Library and at the door. Cost 15$.

Saturday, November 4,  A workshop, Writing Memoir with Joe Fiorito at Mary J.L.Black Library. 10am - 3 pm. Joe Fiorito, originally from Thunder Bay, is the author of the international best seller The Closer We are to Dying. He has won awards for his Tango on the Main columns and The Song Beneath the Ice. Please bring a bag lunch. Cost 10$ for NOWW members and 40$ for non-members (which includes a one year membership). Registration is open on the NOWW website under events tab. Number of participants is limited. Sorry, no walk-ins

Saturday, November 4. Jean E. Pendziwol will be at Chapters from 1 - 4 for the local launch of her latest picture book Me and You and the Red Canoe.  

Tuesday, November 7 Bill Heath will launch his book Tree at My Window: A Book of Days Mary J.L. Black Library  Community Room at 7 pm. 

Thursday, November 16. Firewords! Or Smouldering Coals? Readings at Mary J. Black Library Community Room. 7 pm. Let three local writers light up your evening with their sizzling works. Bring your poetry for an open mic.

Author Roy Blomdstrom reading October 19.

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