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.

Martha Kelly Lilac Girls – Thursday, October 20, 7:00 pm, Main Library

Kelsey Miller Big Girl: How I Gave Up Dieting and Got a Life – Wednesday, November 2, 7:00 pm, Main Library

Writing Workshops

The Romance of Writing: A Panel Discussion with Romance Writers
Saturday, October 8, 11:00 am
Memorial Room, Main Library

According to Romance Writers of America (RWA), romance novels are making a huge comeback. Join us for a lively discussion on the writing, the history and the future of romance novels. There will be a panel of historical and contemporary romance authors to discuss their books and the writing process. The program will be led by author and visual artist Gail Ingis and author Claire Gem. Their titles will be available for purchase and signing.

Write the Story of You Using NaNoWriMo Strategies
Sunday, October 9, 2:00 pm
Rotary Room, Main Library

Each November, aspiring novelists take to the page for National Novel Writing Month. Many of these same strategies work for writing memoir. In this two-hour writing workshop, memoir teacher and editor Carol Dannhauser reveals how to write The Story of You using NaNoWriMo tips, tools and techniques. Learn how to overcome common stumbling blocks, how to plot your work, how to address “the truth,” how to find your voice and how to keep readers engaged.

So You Want to Write a Children’s Book
Friday, December 16, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Rotary Room, Main Library

A mini conference for authors and would-be children’s authors to share their knowledge and passion for wonderful stories/writing for the young.

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