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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.

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


Author Talks

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.

Polish & Publish: Saturday, November 7, 1PM, Rotary Room, Main Library

Do you have a computer file or desk drawer filled with article ideas, personal essays, potential blog posts, and bits and pieces of writing that you don’t quite know what to do with? This workshop was created with you in mind. We’ll work on coming up with creative titles that grab the reader’s attention, explore the use of humor and personal detail, and talk about how to best pitch your piece to prospective employers. Bring two copies of a 600 word (maximum) article that you’ve written and learn how to polish and publish your piece.

Writer’s Salon: 4-6PM, Writer’s Room at Main Library

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



Writer’s Read: First Tuesday of each month, 7PM, Memorial Room, Main Library

This monthly program provides a welcoming and supportive environment in which to read your work. Writers Group leader Alex is the host of this program.

Writers Groups:

Ongoing meetings of small groups of dedicated writers (no more than 8 people in each group), actively seeking support.

First & Third Tuesdays of each month, 7-9PM, Ann Neary Study Room, Main Library

Second & Fourth Tuesday of each month, Noon-2:00PM, Jennings Room, Main Library

First & Third Wednesday of each month, 10AM-Noon, Jennings Room, Main Library

Focus on Memoir and Personal Essay: Thursdays twice a month, 10:30AM-12:30PM, Jennings Room, Main Library
Sept. 10 & 24; Oct. 8 & 22; Nov. 5 & 19; Dec. 3 &17

Second & Fourth Saturday of each month, 1PM-3PM, Jennings Room, Main Library