Li­brary to host writ­ing fes­ti­val

The Niagara Falls Review - - Arts & Life - ALISON LAN­G­LEY The Ni­a­gara Falls Re­view

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In recog­ni­tion of in­ter­na­tional Indie Au­thor Day, the Ni­a­gara Falls Pub­lic Li­brary is host­ing a Fes­ti­val of Writ­ing on Oct. 13.

“There are so many sto­ries right here in Ni­a­gara,” said Ali­cia Sub­naik Kil­gour, li­brary CEO and chief li­brar­ian.

“We hope to in­spire and em­power our com­mu­nity to tell them.”

The fes­ti­val will in­clude an af­ter­noon of writ­ing work­shops lead by lo­cal pro­fes­sional writ­ers.

Po­laris Prize jury mem­ber Adam White will lead an on­line mu­sic writ­ing work­shop which will take par­tic­i­pants through his process for pre­par­ing pop­u­lar indie mu­sic e-newsletter Some Party.

Chris Il­lich will host a work­shop on Arts and Cul­ture Writ­ing for Print Pub­li­ca­tion based on his ex­pe­ri­ence as founder and ed­i­tor of Ni­a­gara’s in­de­pen­dent arts and cul­ture monthly The Sound.

Jan­ice Bar­rett, a mem­ber the Ni­a­gara branch of the Cana­dian Au­thors As­so­ci­a­tion, will of­fer an in­tro­duc­tory ses­sion on how to write your life story.

Ama­zon best­seller Jan­ice J. Richard­son will share her jour­ney self-pub­lish­ing the Spencer Fu­neral Home Ni­a­gara Cozy Mys­tery series.

“Li­braries used to be pri­mar­ily about read­ing books and find­ing in­for­ma­tion,” Sub­naik Kil­gour said.

“We still have books, of course, but now we’re also about mak­ing things, giv­ing mem­bers of our com­mu­nity the space, tools and expertise they need to share their voice with the world. We be­lieve that ev­ery­one who’s a reader can also be a writer.”

There will also be au­thor read­ings and Q&As with mem­bers of the Cana­dian Au­thors As­so­ci­a­tion, the Ni­a­gara-on-the-Lake Writ­ers’ Cir­cle and lo­cal pub­lish­ing house Grey Bor­ders Books.

The free event will run from 10 a.m. un­til 4 p.m. at the Vic­to­ria Av­enue branch.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion, visit my.nfli­brary.ca.

NI­A­GARA FALLS RE­VIEW

Ni­a­gara Falls Pub­lic Li­brary’s Vic­to­ria Av­enue branch.

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