Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Free: Writers’ Room, Thursday afternoons, Nov 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, Burlington Central Library

The Writers’ Room

A free program from the Burlington Library, weekly for 5 Thursdays

Burlington Central Library
2331 New Street
Burlington, Ontario (Map here)
November 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Note that you do not have to have a Burlington library card to attend; this program is open to everyone. Just show up!

Join editor Brian Henry and aspiring writers in this unique participatory workshop series during November. November happens to be National Novel Writing Month, but you don't need to be writing a novel. All writers and would-be writers are welcome. 

Over the five weeks, work with Brian and fellow attendees to stretch your creative writing muscles, get expert advice on your writing process, and incorporate feedback into your work. 

The Writers’ Room

For any or all of the five weeks, you can come and spend time writing in the company of your fellow writers. There’s a special high-energy buzz you get in a room full of writers all working on their own creations.

The Discussion Room

On November 9, 16, and 30, Brian will be available for one-on-one discussions, brainstorming, and feedback on your writing project. If you like, bring 2 copies of something short (under 1,000 words) to share.

The Seminars

On November 2 and 23, everyone is invited to join Brian for wide-open question-and-answer sessions. Bring all your thoughts and questions to do with writing and the creative process. It might help to email Brian ahead of time about areas you’d like him to address. In the subject line, put: Burlington Library Writers’ Room. Send your email to: (yes, the peculiar spelling is correct: b-r-a

Brian Henryhas been a book editor and creative writing instructor for more than 25 years. He publishesQuick Brown Fox,Canadas most popular blog for writers, teaches creative writing online and in-person in Burlington, and has led workshops everywhere from Boston to Buffalo and from Sarnia to Saint John. But his proudest boast is that hehas helped many of his students get their first book published and launch their careers as authors.

See Brian’s upcoming weekly writing classes, one-day workshops, and weekend retreats here.

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