Just for Writers

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.

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.

Second & Fourth Tuesday of each month, noon – 2:00 pm, Jennings Room, Main Library

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