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Event Update

Due to substantial renovations in the McLaughlin Library and the inability to secure a suitable alternative venue, we regret to inform you that the Writers Workshop event will be on hiatus for 2017. The event will resume in February 2018. Please check this website in Fall 2017 for future updates. 

What is the Writers Workshop?

For the past five years, the annual Writers Workshop at the University of Guelph Library has hosted over 20 different 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. The 2016 event drew over 1000 attendees.
This 2-day event is FREE for everyone, including the greater Guelph community.
Presenters provide either 90-minute or 3-hour workshops with hands-on practical tips and instruction for writers at all levels. Participants choose to attend those sessions that most appeal to their personal interests.

Call for Presenters

Interested in being a presenter at our 2018 Writers Workshop? Please check back in Fall 2017 for the Call for Presenters application form.

When can I Register to Attend?

Please check back in Fall 2017 for updated information on registration details.

*Please note that registrations are limited due to room sizes and seating restrictions.

  • We do strongly recommend that you register early
  • Register for individual sessions
  • Please register for only one workshop per time slot
  • You do not have to attend the full day

Where will the Writers Workshop be Held?

University of Guelph, McLaughlin Library, 3rd floor


Parking is not free on campus.
Planning to attend for a full day?
  • Visitors can purchase a day permit online in advance that will allow them to park in Black/Orange Permit areas throughout campus
  • Check the campus map for designated parking areas
Attending only a few sessions?
Need Accessible Parking?
*Please note: Writers Workshop is scheduled at the same time as Winter Convocation. Lots P44 and P19 are reserved for Convocation attendees (pre-arranged accessible parking excluded). 


If you require special accommodations to attend this event (or accessible parking), please contact writers.workshop@uoguelph.ca as soon as possible and no later than February 1st, 2017. 

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

Lot P44 offers accessible parking in close proximity to the Library. The Library is also equipped with accessible elevators, washrooms, and drinking fountains.

Comments or Questions?

Email us at writers.workshop@uoguelph.ca

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