Writers' Community

Northwestern Ontario Writers Workshop | The Writers' Circle | Author Readings 

Writing Resources at the Library

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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.


Mary J.L. Black Community Program Room
Thursdays @ 7pm

February 20 (poetry) - White: snow, brides, innocence, milk, knight, chess, checkers, fish
March 19 - 10x10 Plays
April 16 - Green: growth, money, slime, emeralds, grass, evergreen, algae

Come out and listen to local authors read their work. Your support is invaluable.

Interested in reading? Please contact Don at admin@nowwwriters.ca.

There will be an open mic for short poetry at each reading.

Visit www.nowwwriters.ca for more information.


Mary J.L. Black Community Program Room
Registration available on the NOWW website. Fee is $10 for NOWW members or $40 for non-members (includes a membership).

Thursday, January 23 @ 6:30pm - Workshop on Poetry Rhythm
Presented by Holly Haggarty

Tuesday, February 25 @ 6:30pm - Workshop on Traditional Publishing
Presented by Jean Pendziwol

Tuesday, March 24 @ 6:30pm - Workshop on Self-Publishing
Presented by H. Leighton Dickson

Visit www.nowwwriters.ca for more information.


The Writers' Circle


The Writers' Circle meets at the Library once a month in the Waverley Auditorium @ 7pm.  All new writers, especially beginners, are welcome. Please call Paul at 345-8513 for more information. 

Monday, January 20 - St. Teresa of Avila
Monday, February 17 - Bring Your Own Work
Thursday, March 26 - Keats & Yates

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.



Author Readings


Waverley Auditorium
Saturday, February 29 @ 10:30am

Come celebrate different families with newly published authors Constance O'Connor and Natalia Rojas. Together they created a wonderful book about different animal families and how they are all different but the one thing they have in common is love.