Friday, April 9, 2010

The Blank Page Writers' Group, Gravenhurst, in Muskoka

The Blank Page Writers’ Group first met in October 2003. Our group is comprised of a diverse group of writers including poets, short story writers, novelists, journalists and memoir writers, each of whom represent an equally diverse list of genres.

Ours is an active group that holds readings, hosts seminars and even runs a short story contest. We fundraise for our public library. Our objective is to provide moral support and learning opportunities for writers in our community and beyond.

Everyone is welcome to attend our meetings, held at 7 p.m. every first Thursday of the month at the Gravenhurst Public Library on Sharpe Street (behind the Opera House). At our meetings, we typically exchange news of events and contests, do a writing exercise and read from our works. Positive feedback is welcome, critiques are available upon request to an individual member but not during the meeting. Networking at our local coffee shop at 9 p.m follows the formal portion of the meeting. Jacqueline Stirrup & Nancy Beal lead the group.

The Blank Page Writers regularly hosts writing workshops led by Brian Henry.  Last year, Blank Page hosted "How to Get Published," and on May 12, they hosted "Writing Your Life and Other True Stories." On Saturday, October 1, 2011, the group will host "Writing for Children and for Young Adults." Details here.

To contact the Blank Page Writers’ Group, email us at:
or visit us at:
Photo: Our members and guests at a Brian Henry seminar in fall 2009

See Brian Henry's current schedule here, including writing workshops and creative writing courses in Toronto, Etobicoke, Mississauga, Brampton, Georgetown, Burlington, Hamilton, Kitchener, Orangeville, Gravenhurst in Muskoka, Peterborough, Kingston, London, Peel, Halton, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

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