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Event Update

The University of Guelph's Writers Workshop 2019 and the Pre-event at The Bookshelf and Greenroom in downtown Guelph were both a huge success. Our Friday evening Pre-Event was a fun 3 hours of socializing with 10 presenters and over 60 guests. At our Saturday all-day event, we had 12 straight hours of workshops, 23 different sessions, and 740 full seats.

What is the Writers Workshop?

The annual Writers Workshop at the University of Guelph McLaughlin Library hosts free writing workshops, taught by award-winning fiction writers, magazine writers, food and travel writers, social media and digital communication professionals, scientists, technical writers, and academic writing experts. This event is FREE for everyone, including the greater Guelph community. Please note: all presenters volunteer their time and expertise.

Photos - Writers Workshop 2019

Photos - Pre-Event 2019

Workshop Description and Presenter Bios

View online or print your own 2019 Writers Workshop Program (PDF - 10mb).

Interested in Volunteering or Presenting?

Check back here in October 2019 for more information. 

When can I Register to Attend?

Registration will open online in February 2020. 

  • Register for only one workshop per time slot
  • You do not have to attend the full day

We do strongly recommend that you register early, as registration is limited due to room sizes and seating restrictions. 

*Please note: online registration closes at MIDNIGHT on February 26th. 

Where will the Writers Workshop be Held?

University of Guelph, McLaughlin Library, 3rd floor

Please arrive at least 15 minutes before your first session start time to check-in at the 3rd floor registration desk. 


Parking is free on campus on the weekends. 
Need Accessible Parking?
  • Lot P44 offers accessible parking in close proximity to the Library. 


If you require special accommodations to attend this event, please contact writers.workshop@uoguelph.ca as soon as possible and no later than February 10th, 2020. 

The Library is also equipped with accessible elevators, washrooms, and drinking fountains.

Attendees will be supported in their use of a guide dog and their own Personal Assistive Devices.

Comments or Questions?

Email us at writers.workshop@uoguelph.ca

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McLaughlin LibraryOffice of Graduate and Postdoctoral StudiesCollege of Social and Applied Human SciencesOpen Learning and Educational SupportCollege of Arts School of English and Theatre StudiesCommunity Engaged Scholarship InstituteDowntown GuelphCFRU 93.3fmBookshelf