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Mary J. L. Black Branch Library

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Thunder Bay, Ontario P7E 6R2 Select a Country:
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February 2018

Poetry: To Rhyme or Not to Rhyme

February 15, 2018 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mary J. L. Black Branch Library, 901 Edward St South
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7E 6R2 Select a Country:
Free

How do you like your poetry? How do you write your poetry? Do you rhyme? Sometimes? Always? Never? Internal rhymes occasionally? Does it depend on what you have to say? Do you have poems about rhyming? We want to be moved by your poetry in the middle of winter! Join the Northwestern Ontario Writers Workshop for its February Reading - Poetry: To Rhyme or Not to Rhyme. Poets include Siobhan Farrell, Tessa Hargreaves, and Annette Pateman. The reading will take…

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October 2018

NOWW October Reading – Elections

October 18, 2018 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mary J. L. Black Branch Library, 901 Edward St South
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7E 6R2 Select a Country:

With voters preparing to go to the polls this month, local writers will be offering their own thoughts on the democratic process at Northwestern Ontario Writers Workshop October reading. Join us at the Mary J. L. Black Library on Thursday October 18th to hear three local writers share their musings on elections. Readers include Edgar Lavoie, Jim Foulds, and Charles Campbell. As always there will be an open mic after the readings for writers who wish to share their poetry.

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February 2019

Lighthouse Speaker Series

February 5, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mary J. L. Black Branch Library, 901 Edward St South
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7E 6R2 Select a Country:
Free

Lighthouse Speaker Series Learn the story of our past light keepers through Canadian Lighthouses of Lake Superior Speaker Series. Come hear from past artist-in-resident, host keepers & volunteers, about their excursions and activities working on a Lake Superior Island. February 5th @ 7pm in the Mary J.L. Black Library - Community Room March 18th @ 7pm in the Waverley Library Auditorium April 10th @ 7pm in the Waverley Library Auditorium   Free admission. Lighthouse Displays. Memberships Available

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May 2019

Write NOWW LitFest 2019 Workshop: Writing for the Young Reader

May 11, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mary J. L. Black Branch Library, 901 Edward St South
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7E 6R2 Select a Country:
$10

Join Deborah Ellis, award-winning international bestselling author of The Breadwinner and more than 30 other books for children, for a workshop that will look at how to shape stories, how to bring the larger world into the smaller world of the child, and how to keep the child's point of view at the centre of the story. Deborah is an award-winning author, a feminist and a peace activist. She penned the international bestseller The Breadwinner, which debuted as a feature…

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September 2019

NOWW Workshop – Finding Your Voice (with Gary Barwin)

September 14, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mary J. L. Black Branch Library, 901 Edward St South
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7E 6R2 Select a Country:
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Writing is a dance between finding the words to say what you want and letting words magic the world of the text into being. In this lively and interactive writing workshop, we’ll explore these questions: What is “voice”—your voice, the voice of the narrator, the voice of characters within a text? How does word choice, sentence structure and overall flow affect or express the particular world of the story or the sensibility of its characters or narrator? What is the…

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NOWW Reading: Red

September 26, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mary J. L. Black Branch Library, 901 Edward St South
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7E 6R2 Select a Country:
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The Northwestern Ontario Writers Workshop is hosting its September reading this Thursday. All members of the public are invited to join us for readings from local authors. The theme for this event is "RED." Fire, passion, rage, danger, hot to trot, roses, hearts, communism. . . Readers: Patrick Peotto, Joan M. Baril, Peter Fergus-Moore There will be an open mic session following the readings for short pieces of poetry. Join us at the Mar J.L. Black Library on Sept. 26…

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October 2019

NOWW Reading: Theme Orange

October 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mary J. L. Black Branch Library, 901 Edward St South
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7E 6R2 Select a Country:
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The Northwestern Ontario Writers Workshop is pleased to present its fall reading on Thursday, Oct. 17. All members of the public are invited to join us for readings from local authors. The theme for this event is "ORANGE." Leaves, hunting, see and be seen, pumpkins, fall. Readers: Paid up members of NOWW are asked to contact admin@nowwwriters.ca to express interest in reading. There will be an open mic for short poetry following the readings. Join us on Thursday, Oct. 17 at the Mary…

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January 2020

The Lighthouse Trail Speaker Series

January 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Mary J. L. Black Branch Library, 901 Edward St South
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7E 6R2 Select a Country:
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The Lighthouse Trail Speaker Series Come along on a journey as the Canadian Lighthouses of Lake Superior presents “The Lighthouse Trail Speaker Series”. The trail stretches from Thunder Bay towards the east along the north shore of Lake Superior and these presentations explore the history and beauty on the route. The speaker series is based on the lighthouses and departure hubs along the way. Free admission. . January 28 @7pm Mary J. L. Black Library- Community Room . February 27…

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The Lighthouse Trail Speaker Series

January 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on July 3, 2020 at 7:00 pm

Mary J. L. Black Branch Library, 901 Edward St South
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7E 6R2 Select a Country:
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Free

The Lighthouse Trail Speaker Series Come along on a journey as the Canadian Lighthouses of Lake Superior presents “The Lighthouse Trail Speaker Series”. The trail stretches from Thunder Bay towards the east along the north shore of Lake Superior and these presentations explore the history and beauty on the route. The speaker series is based on the lighthouses and departure hubs along the way. Free admission. . January 28 @7pm Mary J. L. Black Library- Community Room . February 27…

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February 2020

NOWW Reading: Theme White (Poetry)

February 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mary J. L. Black Branch Library, 901 Edward St South
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7E 6R2 Select a Country:
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All members of the public are invited to join us for readings from local authors. The theme for this event is "WHITE:" Snow, brides, innocence, milk, knight, chess, checkers, fish Readers: Tessa Hargreaves, Marianne Jones, Jean E. Pendziwol There will be an open mic for short poetry readings following the readings.

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NOWW Workshop: “Traditional Publishing” with Jean E. Pendziwol

February 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Mary J. L. Black Branch Library, 901 Edward St South
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7E 6R2 Select a Country:
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Traditional Publishing "The Business of Writing" What happens after "The End"? If you have an interest in pursing traditional book publication, this workshop will explore the various aspects of the journey including querying, agents, pitching, contracts, foreign rights, publicity and marketing, editors and publishers. Learn what #MSWL means, who "The Big 5" are, what an advance is, and whether or not an author gets to pick their cover. While writing is an art, publishing is a business.

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Lighthouse Trail Speaker Series

February 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mary J. L. Black Branch Library, 901 Edward St South
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7E 6R2 Select a Country:
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Free

Come along on a journey as the Canadian Lighthouses of Lake Superior presents “The Lighthouse Trail Speaker Series”.   The trail stretches from Thunder Bay towards the east along the north shore of Lake Superior and these presentations explore the history and beauty on the route. The speaker series is based on the lighthouses and departure hubs along the way. Free admission.

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March 2020

NOWW Reading: 10 x 10 Plays

March 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mary J. L. Black Branch Library, 901 Edward St South
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7E 6R2 Select a Country:
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Join playwrights for the reading of their plays: B. Saxberg: Wanted E. Pszczolko: The Decision CB Campbell: Alt 2000: A What-if Story An open mic for poetry will be held as well. Join us on Thursday, March 19 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Mary J. L. Black Library.

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NOWW Workshop: The Indie Road (A New, Old Path to Publishing)

March 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Mary J. L. Black Branch Library, 901 Edward St South
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7E 6R2 Select a Country:
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“The stigma is gone. Self-publishing is the beginning. For many, it will be the end. The moment the stigma disappeared among traditional publishers (i.e. they began publishing already-published books to major deals), it meant the top-down approach to publishing flipped upside down.” – Hugh Howey, Wool Join award-winning author, H. Leighton Dickson, as she walks you down an introduction to the world of independent (or self-) publishing. What does self-publishing look like? Why would you choose it over traditional publishing? How…

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