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  • Monday Jun 17, 2024 at 6:30pm
    90 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    The Stittsville Creative Writing Group – Youth Program (SCWG-YP) is an extension of the adult program with the goals of: fostering creativity and literacy in the next generation, inspiring future writers, and preserving the art of the written word. 

    Participants are youth 13-17 years of age, unless granted an exemption. SCWG-YP participants and members meet once a month, on the third Monday of the month from 6:30pm-8:00pm, for a series of lectures and writing exercises designed to achieve the group’s goals. The group is led by an adult member of the SCWG.

    Deliverables undertaken by the SCWG-YP include: 

    · Discussion on writing theory;

    · Practical lessons on writing;

    · In-session and independent writing exercises; 

    · Appraisal and workshopping of ideas, and

    · Guidance on creative writing and practical advice about publishing.

  • Tuesdays, Jun 18, 2024 - Jun 25, 2024
    10:00am
    180 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Get feedback on your writing (any genre)and ideas from the group. Hear the work of other writers and offer your feedback. Discuss ideas about writing and publishing. Share your triumphs, trials and tribulations with a supportive, informal group.

  • A keyboard with letters spelling Pen & Paper Writers' Workshop

    Tuesdays, Jun 18, 2024 - Dec 17, 2024
    6:00pm
    120 minutes

    27 sessions remaining

    Get feedback on your writing (any genre) and ideas from the group. Hear the work of other writers and offer your feedback. Discuss issues about writing and publishing. Share your triumphs, trials and tribulations with a supportive, informal group.  "Pen and Paper" is just a name.  Bring any medium you want. 

  • Thursdays, Jun 20, 2024 - Dec 19, 2024
    6:30pm
    90 minutes

    27 sessions remaining

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Do you love to write? Is writing the air you breathe, or is there ink in your veins?

    The Stittsville Creative Writing Group is a collection of people who love to write.

    We meet weekly to read from text we have written on our own time during the previous week, and engage in other writing activities.

    This is not a class on writing, or a workshop for manuscripts. Instead, we are people who love to write and share our works. 

    There are those who mostly listen rather than write, those who write prolifically but only share with the group, and a broad spectrum in between.

    If your interest is in the love of writing, this group may be for you.

  • Mondays, Jun 24, 2024 - Aug 26, 2024
    2:00pm
    120 minutes

    5 sessions remaining

    On the second and fourth Mondays of each month, this event provides an opportunity for local authors and others who enjoy good writing to discuss writing of all types (fiction, non-fiction, poetry, dramatic scripts, graphic novels, etc.) Members will have the opportunity to share their writing and exchange useful feedback. Possible discussion may also include ideas related to publishing written work.

  • nanowrimo logo

    Saturdays, Jul 06, 2024 - Sep 01, 2024
    1:00pm
    210 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    The Ottawa Municipal Liaisons of NaNoWriMo would like to invite you to join them for a monthly recurring write-in to help you keep up your writing habits during the months that are not November.

    Bring your pen, paper, laptop, ideas, write besides other writers and participate in challenges! 

  • Mondays, Jul 08, 2024 - Aug 12, 2024
    6:00pm
    120 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Come and share your writing and participate in guided writing activities with other writers in the neighborhood. Writers of all genres and skill levels are welcome. 

  • A child draws while two children fish for stars

    Thursday Jul 11, 2024 at 2:30pm
    60 minutes

    What can the stars predict? Registration required. Ages 10-12.

    We will be creating aurora borealis art and poetry!

    Register to reserve a spot. Drop-ins will be welcome on the day as space allows.

    This program will also be offered at the St-Laurent Branch on August 12.

    Que peuvent prédire les étoiles? Inscription requise. Pour les 10 à 12 ans.

    Nous allons créer de l'art poétique inspiré des aurores boréales!

    Inscrivez-vous afin de réserver votre place. Nous accueillerons ceux sans réservation le jour de l'événement tout dépendant de nos capacités.

    Ce programme sera aussi offert à la succursale St-Laurent le 12 août.

  • Saturday Jul 13, 2024 at 1:30pm
    90 minutes

    You want to be a creative writer. Where do you start? This workshop explores issues of creativity, imagination, and storytelling theory: point of view, pacing, or setting. This workshop is designed to spark your inventiveness and transform the mundane into the extraordinary. Come with writing implements and be prepared to start a new journey into creativity.

  • Thursday Jul 18, 2024 at 1:45pm
    60 minutes

    Explore space rocks, goo and other icky stuff. 

    Registration required. Ages 4-6.

    July 18th at 1:30pm

    This program will also be offered at the North Gloucester branch on July 15th.

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    Viens découvrir des roches venues d’espace, de la matière gluante et d’autres trucs dégueu. 

    Inscription requise. Pour les 4 à 6 ans.

    Le 18 juillet à 13h30

    Ce programme sera aussi offert à la succursale de Gloucester Nord le 15 juillet