Tag Archives: Writers

Video Poems on Display by Gregory Stasiak

With the relaunch of WPL’s freshly painted Community Art Wall, we are excited to announce our next exhibit from local artist, Gregory Stasiak. A member of the Arts Council of Windsor & Region and Artcite Inc; Stasiak’s exhibit mixes the mediums of both poetry and performance art to help us celebrate National Poetry Month for April 2016. Through the use of an ATM machine, Stasiak creates what would seem to most,...
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R.I.P. Oliver W. Sacks, CBE

Oliver Sacks, the influential neurologist and writer many called the “poet laureate of medicine,” has died at his home in New York City. He was 82. The London-born academic was the author of several books about unusual medical conditions, including The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and An Anthropologist on Mars. Dr. Sacks wrote passionately and sympathetically about his patients. He refused to depict these people as...
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Attention Writers!

Attention writers! Our area is lucky to enjoy a richness in literary arts, and we are even more fortunate that we have professionals in our midst who are willing to share their skills. Upcoming are two series of FREE writing workshops designed to help new writers hone their craft and gain valuable insights from professional writers. First on offer is the Writers Salon II to be held at the Kingsville Library on Wednesdays,...
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Us Conductors By Sean Michaels Wins The 2014 Scotiabank Giller Prize

This week Montreal-based author Sean Michaels won the illustrious Scotiabank Giller Prize for his debut novel, Us Conductors. First awarded back in 1994, the list of recipients of the Giller Prize reads like a who’s who of Canada’s literary arts; past winners include Margaret Atwood, Alice Munro, Michael Ondaatje, Vincent Lam, and Joseph Boyden. Us Conductors is inspired by the true story of Lev Termen, the Russian scientist, spy, and...
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Musicians Turned Authors

Two weeks ago we celebrated the eightieth birthday of Leonard Cohen, the acclaimed Canadian author and musician. Cohen is one of those exceptional artists who produces amazing work in both the fields of literature and music. His novel Beautiful Losers is considered a classic work of Canadian fiction, while his volumes of poetry are also greatly acclaimed by critics and readers alike. Cohen is not alone in his multifaceted talents, but belongs...
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Happy Birthday, Leonard Cohen: Canadian Writer-Poet-Musician Turns 80

This week marks the 80th birthday of Canadian singer-songwriter, poet, and novelist, Leonard Cohen. Born in Westmont, Quebec on September 21, 1934, Mr. Cohen has received numerous accolades and praise during his eight decades on this Earth, being recognized as one of our Nation’s most gifted writers and musicians. He was awarded the Prince of Asturias award for literature, was appointed a Companion of the Order of Canada, and has...
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Aboriginal Fiction To Celebrate Aboriginal Awareness Week

Join the Windsor Public Library this week in celebrating Aboriginal Awareness Week. Taking place May 20-23, AAW was created to honour the Aboriginal people of Canada and to bring attention to issues affecting the Native and Indigenous members of our community. In commemoration of this event, WPL has been promoting organizations and resources that can provide information on Aboriginal peoples and culture. We have already highlighted organizations in the Windsor-Essex County area that serve the...
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WPL Is A Great Place To Learn About Aboriginal Culture For AAW

Join the Windsor Public Library in celebrating Aboriginal Awareness Week, May 20-23. This week was made to honour the Aboriginal people of Canada and to bring attention to issues affecting the Native and Indigenous members of our community. Interested in learning more about this important part of our Canadian mosaic? Visit your local branch of WPL to browse our collection of books and DVDs dedicated to Canada’s Aboriginal culture and peoples. The following list...
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Book Sequels That Are Worth The Read

When discussing books it is often claimed that the sequel is never as good as the original. Unlike authors who plan a long running narrative over a series of books, the continuation of an original self-contained story can sometimes feel unnecessary or (at worst) a poor attempt to cash in on the success of the first work. While there certainly are follow-ups that fail to capture the elements which made...
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Writing and Illustration Gallery

Don’t miss the newly updated Gallery brought to you by Riverside’s Writing and Illustration Club.   Our blog was just updated to include a Gallery section where our members can share some of their writing and illustrations with you.  We are having our third meeting on Tuesday, April 15 at 6pm.  Please come join us!  Always open to new members ages 8 – 18 at Riverside Library.  ...
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