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Event Update

For the first time, the University of Guelph's Writers Workshop will be held as a one-day event on Saturday, March 2nd, 2019. 

What is the Writers Workshop?

The annual Writers Workshop at the University of Guelph 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. At our 2018 event, we had over 1000 university-affiliated and community attendees. 

Call for Workshop Proposals

We are currently accepting proposals for interactive workshops that provide hands-on, practical tips and instruction for writers at all levels. We welcome a diversity of proposal topics related to writing.

If you are interested in proposing to present a workshop, you can submit a workshop proposal online. The deadline is Friday, November 30, 2018.

Please note: all presenters volunteer their time and expertise.

When can I Register to Attend?

Online registration opens in 2019.

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

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

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 with your printed or digital ticket in hand. 


Parking is free on campus on the weekends. 
Need Accessible Parking?


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 10th, 2019. 

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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