Friday, May 21, 2010

The Sudbury Writers' Guild

The goal of the Sudbury Writers Guild is to assist writers in all stages of their careers through networking, critiquing each others work, and enlisting guest speakers to help us learn about all aspects of the writing experience.

We offer emotional support to members and newcomers alike, promote northern Ontario writers, and host writing workshops. such as Brian Henry’s “How to Make Your Stories Dramatic” workshop on Saturday, March 22, 2014. (Details here.)

Our monthly newsletter Sharpen Your Quill delivers information on contests and book reviews, as well as regular contributions about writing by our members and the newsletter editor.

The Guild meets the last Thursday of every month from September to May, with a Christmas party in December and a picnic in June. Meetings are held from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm at the Parkside Centre at the YMCA located at 140 Durham Street, Sudbury, Ontario. Doors open at 6:00 to allow for socializing and networking. Modest membership fees pay for the room rental and the Guild website at 

In 2002 the Guild partnered with the Canadian Authors Association (CAA) to bring Northern Ink, the CAA National Writing Conference, to Sudbury. In recent years members have been active in numerous other events, as well, including:

• The 10th Annual Manitoulin Writers' Retreat where members both hosted and participated in writing workshops.
• The Northern Lights Festival Boreal where Guild members talked to the public about writing events around the region and what the guild has to offer (see photo).
• The Arts, Berries, and Jazz Festival in Espanola where 7 Sudbury Writers' Guild members partnered with 7 members of the La Cloche Artists group for a FUSION project.

See Brian Henry's full schedule here, including writing workshops and creative writing courses in Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Georgetown, Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton, Kitchener, Guelph, Woodstock, London, Orangeville, Kingston, Barrie, Gravenhurst, Sudbury, Muskoka, Peel, Halton, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

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