Thursday, November 17, 2016

Meet-ups for writers extended for an extra Wednesday at the Burlington Library

Update: It's been so productive all getting together to write on Wednesday afternoons that we've added another session, so now we have two more meet-ups scheduled: 
Wednesdays, November 23 and 30, 2016
3:30 – 5: 30 p.m.
Holland Room, Burlington Central Library, 2331 New Street, Burlington, Ontario (Map here)

November is National Novel Writing month. In its honor, I’m hosting four {now five} writing support sessions at the Burlington Central Library. When you get a warren of writers all writing together, the room buzzes with energy and it’s a great motivational boost. So we’ve booked the Holland Room at the library where we can all write tighter for a couple hours each week. Or join your fellow writers at the Café in the library’s foyer, where you can pick my brain for ideas and where we’ll be chatting about writing and the projects we’ve got on the go (leaving the Holland Room quiet for those getting words on paper).

This event coincides with National Novel Writing Month, but you don’t have to be taking part in NaNoWriMo to participate in our Meet Ups. All you need is an urge to hang out with some fellow writers. 

This event is free, but if you can, phone the library and tell them which days you plan to attend so that we know how many to expect. Call: 905-639-3611 ext 1321
(Though if you decide to come at the last minute, that’s fine with me. Just show up with your laptop or pad and pen. If by chance the Holland Room overflows, there will always be room at the café.)

Facilitator Brian Henry has been a book editor and creative writing instructor for more than 25 years. He publishes Quick Brown Fox, Canada’s most popular blog for writers, teaches creative writing at Ryerson University and has led workshops everywhere from Boston to Buffalo and from Sarnia to Saint John. But his proudest boast is that he has helped many of his students get published.

See Brian’s complete schedule here, including writing workshops and creative writing courses in Algonquin Park, Bolton, Barrie, Brampton, Burlington, Caledon, Georgetown, Guelph, Hamilton, Kingston, Kitchener, London, Midland, Mississauga, Newmarket, Oakville, Ottawa, Peterborough, St. Catharines, St. John, NB, Sudbury, Thessalon, Toronto, Windsor, Woodstock, Halton, Kitchener-Waterloo, Muskoka, Peel, Simcoe, York Region, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.


  1. I work every wednesday in November. Can we extend them into December???

  2. Hi, Nessa.
    Give the library a call and suggest they think about doing these writer's meet-ups through the year, not just Wednesdays.


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