Registration now open for Writer’s Workshop

8th Annual Writer’s Workshop

Date: Saturday November 10th

Time: 1-4 pm

Location: Saugeen Room

Cost: $20 per person

Registration required, space is limited. 

Sponsored by Hanover Honda 

This year’s workshop leader will be Alissa York, author of several novels including the Giller-nominated “Effigy”. effigy book cover

 Alissa York Short bio:

Alissa York’s internationally acclaimed novels include MercyEffigy (short-listed for the Scotiabank Giller Prize),  Fauna and, most recently, The Naturalist.

York is also the author of the short fiction collection, Any Given Power, stories from which have won the Journey Prize and the Bronwen Wallace Award.

Her essays and articles have appeared in The GuardianBrick magazine, Canadian Geographic and elsewhere. York has lived all over Canada and now makes her home in Toronto with her husband, artist Clive Holden.

Author visit: John Gardiner

October 3, 2018
2:00 pmto4:00 pm

Join us for an afternoon tea and a chat with author John Gardiner. He will speak about his book Memories for Sale. book cover memories for sale

From the publisher:

As a young man, John Gardiner scrawled his thoughts on his bedroom windowsill. Now in Memories for Sale, Gardiner shares short stories, poems, and a novella that he hopes will provide inspiration for others to look inward and reflect on the world around them.

Gardiner, a former newspaper editor, believes that we are all intelligent enough to solve our own problems. With that theory in mind, he offers writings that attempt to unravel the meaning of life and encourage deep thinking. In his varied collection shared with fluid realism, Gardiner explores relatable topics such as the aging process, loneliness, and suffering and pain as well as chronicles the life of a character named “Gawd” by his abusive alcoholic father. Through his emotional thoughtscapes, Gardiner offers a creative foundation for others to contemplate the future of humanity and their own destinies.

Memories for Sale: Tales from a Small Town shares a collection of short stories, poems, and a novella that explores the human condition.

Fall Author Visits

Afternoon Tea with John Gardinerbook cover memories for sale

John will talk about his book, Memories for Sale : tales from a small town

Wednesday, Oct. 3 | 2 pm

Light refreshments will be served

Free event



Dr. Gregory Klages

speaking about his book The Many Deaths of Tom Thompson: Seperating fact from fiction

Explore the mysterious death of Group of Seven artist Tom Thompson

Saturday, Nov. 3 | 2pm

Admission $5







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Writer’s Workshop

November 4, 2017
1:00 pmto4:00 pm

Our annual Writer’s Workshop this year will feature critically acclaimed author Robert Rotenberg. Robert is a lawyer and the author of several legal thriller books set in Toronto. He has been called ‘Canada’s John Grisham’. This event promises to be an excellent opportunity to learn about writing from a successful Canadian author! Sponsored by Hanover Honda. Registration is required; cost is $20/person.

Computer Buddies Drop In Day

September 21, 2018
12:00 pmto2:00 pm
September 28, 2018
12:00 pmto2:00 pm
October 5, 2018
12:00 pmto2:00 pm
October 12, 2018
12:00 pmto2:00 pm
October 19, 2018
12:00 pmto2:00 pm
October 26, 2018
12:00 pmto2:00 pm
November 2, 2018
12:00 pmto2:00 pm
November 9, 2018
12:00 pmto2:00 pm
November 16, 2018
12:00 pmto2:00 pm
November 23, 2018
12:00 pmto2:00 pm
November 30, 2018
12:00 pmto2:00 pm

Our Computer Buddy Volunteers are here to help you learn how to use your phones, tablets, and other devices.  Drop Ins are held every Friday, no need to make an appointment, just show up and ask your questions!  William is available every Friday from 12-2 pm.  Appointments can also be made for other times!