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 contact Sue at yahoo%23com|lassfromyorks2001 or www.nowwwriters.ca for more information.

Mary J.L. Black Community Program Room

  • Tuesday, February 14 @ 7pm - Theme: Poetry - Love on the Line

    Valentine's Day! A perfect time to listen to a selection of local poets read their work about passion whether love or hate in its many disguises. 

  • Tuesday, April 11 @ 7pm - Theme: A New Chapter - Fiction or Non-Fiction Chapters/Segments

    From novels to memoir to other creative non-fiction chapters, these readings from local and regional writers will leave you wanting to read on. 

Brodie Fireside Reading Room

  • Tuesday, March 21 @ 7pm - Theme: 10x10 Contest Plays

    Join us for a varied selection of entries from this year's 10 by 10 play contest. Always entertaining performances by local playwrights and local actors. 


Waverley Auditorium

Tuesday, March 14 @ 7pm - Critiquing Workshop

Members of the long-standing Thunder Bay Writers Guild, a group that meets monthly to offer feedback on one another's writing, will demonstrate how they offer constructive feedback by critiquing a piece of writing during the workshop. You will learn how the Guild operates, as one model for organizing your own group and a Q & A session will follow. Sign-up sheets for those interested in finding a critique partner or forming a group will be on hand at this free workshop.

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. 

February 22 @7pm - Bring Your Own Work
March 29 @ 7pm - Word's Worth of Wordsworth
April 26 @ 7pm - TBA

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.