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Writers Room WallWelcome to the Writers Library

Librarians and writers have always shared a special relationship. We see writers working away at tables quietly. We find them wonderful resources. We help to connect them with mentors to help them with the writing process. And we celebrate their successes with author talks and book launches.

The Fairfield Public Library has a variety of services we offer writers. We have a beautiful “Writers Room” where writers can gather and discuss their works and/or write together. All you need to do is reserve the room by calling the Main Library Reference Desk 203-256-3160 and then leave a piece of identification with the desk while you use the room.

The first Friday of each month from 4-6 pm writers gather and share their stories about the writing process and their works. Writers Group Leaders Alex and Donna start the discussion and encourage all to join in. Sometimes we are fortunate enough to have a visiting writer lead the conversation. A small collection of books on writing is available for loan from that room. This room was beautifully enhanced thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the Fairfield Public Library.

The Library hosts six writers groups who meet regularly. Volunteers lead these popular groups. We keep the size to one that promotes active participation and positive support. The number of members tends to fluctuate.

The Writers Read monthly program provides a welcoming and supportive environment in which to read your work. Author Rita Papazian is the host of this program the first Tuesday of each month at 7 pm in the Memorial Room.

The Library offers author talks throughout the year to connect published authors with writers. These are wonderful opportunities to connect with fellow writers and find guidance from those who have gone before you. Please check our calendar for these events. We only ask that you register in advance.

Writing workshops are also offered on specific topics: children’s literature, how to get published, etc. Again look for those in our calendar or on our website.

Once again the Fairfield Public Library will be hosting “Winter Words” a writers conference, in partnership with Fairfield University. Please look for more information on our website as it becomes available.

Christina Schwarz, author of The Edge of the Earth April 2013

Christina Schwarz, author of The Edge of the Earth April 2013

Writer’s Salon
4-6 pm
Writer’s Room
Main Library

  • Open to Writers on the 1st of every month.
  • Writers join together in a lively discussion with a guest host.

Writers Groups
Jennings Room
Main Library

  • Ongoing meetings of small groups of dedicated writers (no more than 8 people in each group), actively seeking support.
  • Tuesdays
    7-9 pm, every 1st & 3rd Tues of each month
  • Wednesdays
    10am-12 noon, every 1st & 3rd Wed of each month
  • Thursdays
    10:30 am-12:30 pm. Focus is Memoir Writing.
  • Saturdays
    10 am-12 noon, every 2nd & 4th Sat of each month