In addition to our Writers’ Conference, Windsor International Writers is also proud to be able to provide literary events and writing related workshops in the Windsor area. And we have a number of these events coming up, so keep your calendar open!
Young Authors Writing Series – Saturday, September 22nd, 2018.
First up is our famous Young Authors Writing Series! On Saturday, September 22nd, writers and aspiring writers aged 8 to 14 are encouraged to attend this workshop hosted by Robin Martin at Sho Art Sprit and Performance on Monmouth Rd in Windsor. The cost to register is $50 plus tax and the workshop runs from 10am to noon. Call Pam at 519 730 0315 or Robin at 226 344 6484 or register on our website.
Write What you Observe, a workshop on observation and perspective for writers – Saturday, October 20th, 2018.
Then in October, we’re calling all writers to attend our first adult workshop of the season. Also taking place at Sho Art Spirit and Performance, the workshop takes place from 10 am to 4pm and covers a variety of worthwhile topics taught by professionals in the industry. The morning starts off with Security Agent Hunter Kersey, and Literary Agent Cyle Young, discussing skills of observation and how to make use of them. They will also cover describing types of weapons. And then after lunch, Cyle Young will instruct on the use of deep third person perspective in writing and local mystery Author John Schlarbaum will finish the day off by discussing his experience as a private eye and an author. The cost for this workshop is $75. Registration is available on our website.
We also have another Taste of Literature event in the works and two contests, as well as a coming announcement about an award we will be hosting. The next workshop will be in November and will cover such topics as world-building, sword-fighting, and sci/fi fantasy writing. We will be sure to keep you posted as more information becomes available!
Windsor International Writers is a non-profit organization dedicated to the literary arts, specifically writing, although we do incorporate several of the arts in our programming — music, painting, and acting to name a few. We are located in Windsor, Ontario, across the river from Detroit Michigan and although we love our city, we consider ourselves an international organization because we cater to writers from all over the world. Our conference has welcomed guests from France, Israel, Spain, India, Mexico and several people from the United States.
What exactly do we do? Well, if you’ve attended one in the past, or if you’re local to us, you may already be familiar with some of the events and workshops we offer. We’ve been in operation since 2014, offering writing workshops, literary events, and networking opportunities for writers at all stages of their careers. We also offer children’s’ writing programs in the form of our Young Authors’ Summer Camps and the I Want to be a Writer sessions during school year. And in addition to all of these wonderful events, we host the Windsor International Writers Conference every two years, the next one coming up this summer, July 6-8th, right here in Windsor, Ontario.
If you’re interested in attending the upcoming conference, please click here to register. It really is the best way to further your writing career by making the connections you need to move forward, whether you are a beginner or already a pro. We are considered one of the best boutique conferences in North America and unique because we tackle the tough topics and pay attention to morals and ethics in writing and cater to diverse voices.
Once you’ve registered, or even if you won’t be able to attend, keep in mind that there are a number of ways that you can get involved. We have an impressive list of agents, editors, and publishers already attending our conference, but if you are a professional in the literary field and would like to lend your expertise, please get in touch with us. That being said, we are also always looking for sponsors to help us fulfill our mandate. If you would like to sponsor some aspect of the conference, please reach out and let us know. And lastly, you can always opt to be a member of Windsor International Writers and gain access to our network of writers and literary professionals while being kept informed of all of our writing-related workshops and events. Please click here for more information on how to join us.
We look forward to getting to know you and we hope to see you at the conference!