Thunder Bay has a thriving and eclectic community of writers. You probably know about Sheila Burnford, author of The Incredible Journey, but did you know she was a Thunder Bay native? Picture books, historical tomes, science fiction novels, short story collections... there are local writers working and being published in every genre.
Several writers and would-be-writers also meet regularly at the Library for support and inspiration. Click on the left column for more information on two groups who meet in the library. Literary Thunder Bay is a blog devoted to local writing and reading.
The library maintains in its special collection works by local authors/personalities. These people are defined as "persons who published a work while a resident of Thunder Bay or Northwestern Ontario; or local persons who now reside elsewhere but have achieved fame (ie. Paul Shaffer, Arthur Black).” Works include written as well as recorded.
Check out 2013 Random Acts of Poetry - coming to a library branch nearest you :
Mon. Sept. 30, between 7:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. – Brodie Resource Library
· Wed. Oct. 2, between 7:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. – Waverley Library
· TBPL branches are also listed just a few times on the Random Acts of Poetry performance schedule as possible “random stop” locations during the RAP performance week which runs from Mon. Sept. 30th to Sat. Oct. 5th.