Library to host writing festival
Do you have a story to share?
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 Public Library’s Victoria Avenue branch.