Posted: October 3, 2018
Typewriter and cup of coffee

Finding your Creative Voice: a Creative Writing Course with author and teacher Robin Pearson
Thursdays, October 4 to November 8
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Registration : SESSION IS FULL

We all have something to write about. In this program participants will discover the best format for expressing themselves. This multi-week program will include a variety of small assignments to build skills in free-writing, journaling, memoir writing and poetry. Participants will receive plenty of support finding ideas and discovering their voice – all writing levels are welcome!

NaNoWriMo Info
Wednesday, October 10
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Registration opens October 3

National Novel Writing Month is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing and is open to EVERYONE! On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59pm on November 30. Learn how to get involved locally, as well as how to use resources at the library to help write and publish work.

The Road to Getting Published
Wednesday, October 17
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Registration opens October 10

Tamas Dobozy will introduce participants to the technical aspects of getting published, with an emphasis on literary magazines and contests. Topics covered will also include preparing a manuscript, finding potential publishers, making professional contacts and getting an agent.

NaNoWriMo Writing Tournament

Saturday, November 3
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Main Library

It's a war or words! Participants will be divided into brackets and challenge each other to ultimate victory. Players will battle to write the most words in each category in 10 minute bursts of creative genius. The writer with the most words moves on until we have a champion. There will be prizes.

Good Readers Make Good Writers
Wednesday, November 7
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Registration opens October 31

Author Mariam Pirbhai guides participants as they work with fiction texts, discovering and discussing techniques in characterization, perspective, setting, tone, figurative language and style.

NaNoWriMo - Write Ins

Fridays, November 9 & Wednesday, November 28
Main Library
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Main Library

Are you participating in National Novel Writing Month or working on some creative writing at your own speed? Get that word count up by joining us at our NaNoWriMo write-ins! There will be quiet space and motivational coffee!

Re-Writing the Family Archive
Wednesday, November 28
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Registration opens November 21

Discover the ‘creative’ in creative non-fiction. Tanis MacDonald will discuss with participants how to write their family story when records are incomplete and memories are imperfect.

An Evening with the WLU Creative Writing Department
Wednesday, December 5
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Registration opens November 28

A roundtable discussion with WLU faculty members Tamas Dobozy, Mariam Pirbhai and Tanis MacDonald who teach and publish creative writing. Join us for an evening of enlightening conversation about writing poetry, fiction and non-fiction, the publishing industry and about the art of writing and research. An evening packed with tips and professional insight you will not want to miss!

The Wilfrid Laurier Creative Writing Series

The Wilfrid Laurier Creative writing series brings the expertise of WLU professors and professional writers to the broader Waterloo community to support and encourage local creative writing.

This fall Laurier's Department of English and Film Studies launches a new Creative Writing Minor, with courses in introduction to creative writing, the creative process, writing the short story, writing poetry, writing creative non-fiction, and more. The Minor can be taken with any course of study, supporting a student's degree in English, Film Studies, History, and many other disciplines, or students can take an individual course in Creative Writing as suits their course of study.