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Event Update

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

Pre-event – A Social Networking Night

Join us at The Bookshelf and Greenroom in downtown Guelph on the eve of the Writers Workshop 2019. On Friday, March 1st from 5:00pm – 8:00pm, meet presenters and writers, exchange ideas and get inspired! More information about the pre-event.

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. 

Please note: all presenters volunteer their time and expertise.

Workshop Description and Presenter Bios

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

When can I Register to Attend?

Register for individual sessions online starting February 1st. 

  • 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 Tuesday, 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 with your printed or digital ticket in hand. 


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, 2019. 

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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