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Fairfield Writer’s Blog

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.

Fiction Writing Group

Every other Monday, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Jennings Room, Main Library.

Please email lquinn@fplct.org to register. Space is limited. Writing allows us to step through the doorway to ourselves, our most creative and expansive selves. Join me every two weeks in the exciting and playful world of writing. Bring a notebook, your imagination and a sense of wonder. Together we will think like writers and find a deep sense that the writer in us is wide awake and inspired.

We will write together –  to a prompt that can be used or ignored – share our writing, and receive positive feedback about what worked for the listeners and what stayed with them. The workshop will be a safe and encouraging space to spread our writing wings.

Join volunteer Group Facilitator Donna Skolnick who has published two books for teachers on literacy learning.  She was a Westport educator for over 35 years and for the past five years she taught reading and writing at Whitby School in Greenwich. She has participated in many writing groups from local ones to the south of France. She enjoys their energy and magic.

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.

Martin Podskoch  Connecticut Civilian Conservation Corps Camps: Their History, Memories and Legacy – Monday, February 6 (snow date February 13), 7:00 pm, Rotary Room, Main Library

Cythnia Parzych  Connecticut Made: Homegrown Products by Local Craftsmen, Artisans, and Purveyors – Thursday, March 30, 7:00 pm, Rotary Room, Main Library

Isabella Green Solitary Odyssey of a Female Kind – Monday, April 3, 7:00 pm, Rotary Room, Main Library

Alan Schwarz ADHD Nation: Children, Doctors, Big Pharma, and the Making of an American Epidemic – Thursday, May 4, 7:00 pm, Rotary Room, Main Library

Writing Workshops

Writer’s Salon: 4:00 – 6:00 pm, Writer’s Room at Main Library
Open to Writers on the 1st Friday of every month.
Writers join together in a lively discussion with a guest host.

Writer’s Read: First Tuesday of each month, 7:00 pm, 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.

Every other Monday, starting March 13, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Jennings Room, Main Library. Please email lquinn@fplct.org to register. Space is limited. 

First & Third Wednesday of each month, 10:00 am – noon, Jennings Room, Main Library

Memoir and Personal Essays: Thursdays twice a month, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm, Jennings Room, Main Library
September 8 & 22, October 6 & 20, November 3 & 17, December 1 & 15, January 5

Second & Fourth Saturday of each month, 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm, Jennings Room, Main Library