`We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master' - Ernest Hemingway
NOTL Writers’ Circle
was launched in March of 2013 to bring together people in our community who love to write.
Our group is diverse; novices to professionals, men and women, from different parts of the world and from a variety of backgrounds. It is this diversity and the richness of experience that brings a vitality to our meetings.
Being part of a writing community that supports our efforts and provides us with constructive feedback, keeps us motivated and challenged.
We meet two Sundays per month at the NOTL Public Library. In addition to our critiquing meetings, we have monthly workshops and open mic sessions. If you would like to join us or be put on our contact list to be informed about upcoming events, contact ourCo-ordinator – Hermine Steinberg at email@example.com or call
Rising Spirits Writing Contest
Our exciting Writing Contest is back with some changes! It's time to get writing your best stories and polish them for submission.
The Contest will be open to all permanent Ontario residents, and we hope to have a broad range of submissions for the following:
Short Story - less than 2500 words
Non-Fiction - less than 2500 words
Poetry - less than 2500 words
Youth (14 - 18) - less than 2500 words
All works submitted should be original, unpublished material. Submissions must be received by Oct. 31st 2019, and our Celebration will be held on February 23rd, 2020.
Entry Fee: Members and Youth $10.00
Non Members $15.00
Prizes: Cash prizes and gifts from local sponsors
Winners will be published in our Anthology.
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Contest Rules and Entry Form
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Our meetings are held in the Rotary Room at the NOTL Public Library, Sunday afternoons from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
May 5 - final regular meeting of the season
May 25 Brian Henry Workshop
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
St. Andrew's Strawberry Festival
June 22 9:45 - 10:45 AM
We'll be doing a public reading in the morning. Hope to see you there!