Writers' Community

Northwestern Ontario Writers Workshop | The Writers' Circle

Writing Resources at the Library

Northwestern Ontario Writers Workshop 

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Thunder Bay Public Library and Northwestern Ontario Writers Workshop (NOWW) join forces to bring you our Writers' Nights series.

NOWW is a group of writers - both seasoned and new - who provide inspiration and support.  

We offer dynamic readings of prose, poetry and nonfiction by fine authors in our region. Qualified readers are chosen from among our members. For more information please visit www.nowwwriters.ca. Readings and workshops are free and open to the public.



Join us for readings from local writers and open mic poetry.  For more information please visit www.nowwwriters.ca.

  • Tuesday, September 19 @ 7pm - Brodie Fireside Reading Room

    Theme: Fall
    Verb or noun or both? Did she fall or was she pushed? Nightfall or waterfalls? Find out how local writers interpret the many ways to fall into Fall. And participate in or enjoy the poets at our open mic. 

  • Thursday, October 19 @ 7pm - Mary J.L. Black Community Program Room

    Theme: Ghoulies and ghosties and long leggetty beasties
    From black cats to white ghosts and everything in between, join us for an evening of spooky (or maybe not so spooky) tales from local authors. As always, an open mic for poetry.

  • Thursday, November 16 @ 7pm - Mary J.L. Black Community Program Room

    Theme: Fireworks! Or Smouldering Coals?
    Let three local writers light up your evening with their sizzling works. Bring your poetry for the open mic.


There are no NOWW Workshops at TBPL during the autumn months.

The Writers' Circle

The Writers' Circle meets on the last Wednesday of the month in the Waverley Auditorium.  Call Paul at 345-8513 for more information. 

September 27 @7pm - The French Revolution
October 25 @ 7pm - Poe and Hallowe'en
November 29 @ 7pm - Bring Your Work
December 20 @ 7pm - Christmas Party

Mission Statement

We are the people from within the community who like to write. We meet monthly in an open forum to share ideas, conduct workshops, have discussions, and to support each other in our efforts. Our membership is fluid and new faces are always welcome. We are the best teachers because we are also students. There is no membership fee. We look forward to seeing you.