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 firstname.lastname@example.org.