Just for Writers

Writers Room Wall

Welcome 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.

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 actively seeking support.  If you are interested in joining any of these groups, please contact Linda Quinn at lquinn@fplct.org.

Monday: Leader: Donna

This group meets the 1st and 3rd Mondays of every month from 2:00 to 4:00.
Dates: 9/18, 10/2, 10/16, 11/6, 11/20, 12/4, 12/18

Tuesday: Leader: Donna

This group meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of every month from 12:00 to 2:00.
Dates: 9/12, 9/26, 10/9, 10/23, 11/14, 11/28, 12/12, 12/26

Wednesday: Leader: Lois

This group meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of every month from 10:00 to 12:00.
Dates: 9/6, 9/20, 10/4, 10/18, 11/1, 11/15, 12/6, 12/20

Thursday: Leader: Louise

This group meets on varied Thursday mornings every month from 10:00 to 12:00.
Dates: 9/14, 9/21, 10/5, 10/19, 11/9, 11/30, 12/7, 12/21, 1/4, 1/18

Saturday: (Needs Leader)

This group meets on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays every month from 1:00 to 3:30.
Dates: 9/9, 9/23, 10/14, 10/28, 11/11, 11/25, 12/9, 12/23