Writers at Windsor Public Library

Though the auditorium held close to 50 people, you could hear a pin drop.  The silence was broken only by the soft scratching of pen on paper or the quiet clicking of people typing away on their laptops.  The overwhelming attendance at the first night in a series of Writers’ Workshops presented by Madeline Sonik, writer-in-residence at the University of Windsor, makes a loud statement about the wealth of literary talent in our area, and the desire for our citizens to improve their writing skills.

Response to the announcement of the program was tremendous.  Originally to be capped at 25 participants, enrollment was raised to 45, and even at that number, dozens of people had to be turned away.  Windsor Public Library will be running more programs like this in the future, but in the meantime, don’t forget to check out our WPL Writers’ Group, held the second Tuesday of the month at 7 pm at Central Library. The next meeting will be April 14.

WPL also has fantastic books in our collection that will help authors no matter where you find yourself in your writing journey.  From getting started with writing, to editing, to drafting a book proposal, to the Canadian Writers’ Market, the variety of current books on offer is sure to provide something for everyone.  Check out some suggested titles here.  For more information on the Workshop series with Madeline Sonik or the WPL Writers’ Group, email xpress@windsorpubliclibrary.com.

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7 Responses to "Writers at Windsor Public Library"

  1. Gerald A. Archambeau-author says:

    Three books from the Thomas & Archambeau family collection, from Jamaica and Canada. First from my Jamaican grandfather “Untrodden Jamaica”1890 & “The story of a West Indian Policeman-47 years in the Jamaica Constabulary”1927, and my autobiography “A Struggle to Walk with Dignity-The True story of A Jamaican-bornCanadian”1008. These books are all from one interracial family which reveals the truth about my Jamaican family. Google for more info, Gerald.

  2. The autobiography by author Gerald A. Archambeau; ISBN:978-0-9784982-0-7, can be had at this new publisher Dundurn Press Toronto On. or Amazon around the world.

    • Sue says:

      Hi! To ensure that the librarian who places book orders for your subject area sees your book, I would suggest using the “Recommend a Title” link, found under the “About Us” tab on our homepage. Best of luck!

  3. Being a Canadian author who has had success with Dundurn Publishers, I would like to have the Windsor Public Library take a look at my autobiography: “A Struggle to Walk with Dignity-The True story of a Jamaican-born Canadian”ISBN: 978-0-9784982-0-7. I feel that my book will be an asset to your Library for Black History Month. Please visit the internet for more info on my book, feel free to send me an E-mail to get the facts. Sincerely,
    Gerald A. Archambeau.

  4. Patti Crawford says:

    Hi Sue,

    I am moving to Windsor in August and am interested in knowing if you have any workshops planned yet for the fall or winter. I am a novice writer but keen to learn as much as I can from others’ experiences. Thanks for your kind response.

    Patti Crawford

    • Sue says:

      Hello Patti,
      Welcome to Windsor! You will find a strong and lively writing community here. Workshops for the fall and winter have not yet been finalized, but we have a monthly Writers’ Group meeting where people gather to share their experiences with writing, and to share support and feedback on their writing. Also, watch out for BookFest Windsor 2015 October 15-18. There are sometimes workshops available there. Check the monthly calendar on the Self-Publishing Services webpage for Fall programming in September.
      Thanks for your question.
      Sue Perry
      Self-Publishing Facilitator

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