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As paper turns to pixel

book cover image: Gutenberg's fingerprint

Merilyn Simond's recent book Gutenberg's fingerprint : paper, pixels, and the lasting impression of books trolls through the past, present, and evolving future of the book.  This work is a fascinating look at the myths, inventions, and consequences of the digital shift and how we read today. 

Poetry Contest!

Local poets are invited to enter the 8th Annual Poetry Contest, sponsored by Poetry London and the London Public Library. The contest is open to both established and emerging poets, who will write poems on the theme ‘The Streets of London.’ Laurie Graham, who is a poet, teacher and assistant editor of Brick, A Literary Journal, will judge the contest.

Awards of $200 and $100 will be presented to the 1st and 2nd place poems.

Grit Uplifted begins June 1st

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The Grit Uplifted writing workshop begins its new 14-week series on Saturday, June 1.   Meeting on Saturdays from 2-4 pm, the group is "an open forum for learning, self-expression and the building of trust and community for people that are homeless, at risk of being homeless, or have experienced homelessness."

Contests Galore

Love to Read, Write and Win? Enter the Teen Reads sixth annual Holiday Cheer Contest and win a Bundle of Holiday Reading and Fun OR why not enter The Canadian Children’s Book Centre Writing Contest for Kids & Teens in celebration of TD Canadian Children’s Book Week 2012. Finally, do you a have a story to tell? Enter the Girls with Grit Writing Contest! Click on the links for deadlines, details, rules and regulations. Good Luck!

Creative Writing Tips from an Expert

If you are interested in advice and feedback on your own creative writing efforts, take advantage of a free program, Creative Writing Tips & Blue Pencil Editing by the Humber School for Writers, on Saturday, April 2, 2011, 10:30 am-12 noon at the Central Library in Stevenson & Hunt Room A.

How to Get Published

If you are a budding writer this course may be the one for you. It's called "How to Get Published" and runs on Saturday Nov.6 at the Central Library from 10am-4pm. The workshop leader Brian Henry has been a book editor and creative writing instructor for more than 25 years. He teaches creative writing at Ryerson university and George Brown College and has led workshops everywhere from Boston to Buffalo, from Sarnia to Moncton. He will cover getting started, getting an agent, getting your short pieces published, finding a book publisher and more.

Coffeehouse for Young Writers: Focus on Poetry

Did you know that April is National Poetry Month?  Teens at Central Library's Teen Annex celebrated poetry at the Coffeehouse for Young Writers on Wednesday, April 14th. 

To find out more about National Poetry Month, check out the League of Can