Local Authors Exposed!

Our special library event called “Local Authors Exposed” is this week!  We’re excited to invite four local authors and a fantastic mediator to our library to discuss their journeys to publication.  This is going to be a fun and informative evening, starting with a meet and greet, followed by the panel, and finishing up with a chance to purchase books and talk with the authors again.

Joining us will be Joelle Hubner-McLean, Claudia Radmore, David Mulholland, and Sandra Nikolai. Our moderator will be fantastic author and local historian Linda Seccaspina.

Tickets are on sale now for $5 each at the library, and are very limited.  Please call us to reserve yours before they’re all gone.

All proceeds go the the Carleton Place Public Library’s Children’s Literacy Program.


Meetings in 2017

We’re gearing up for some fun workshops in early 2017, and we’d love to invite anyone in our community who is interested. No experience necessary.  Please call us at 257-2702 to register.


The first is all about plot. If you’re interested in trying to write less by the seat of your pants, this workshop is for you. We’ll discover some of the highlights to writing better plots, to seeing where your story is falling off the rails, and to discover new ways to move your story or novel forward.

plot-your-novel-2In February, we’ll be talking about characters. Join us to learn how to create well-rounded characters, characters that sound different, and a variety of other ideas to get your characters leaping off the pages. Once again, registration is a must, so call us at 257-2702 to sign up.

Kingston Writer’s Fest!

logoLocal area writers, bloggers, and readers should mark their calendars and get their tickets now for the Kingston Writers Fest happening in Kingston, Ontario from Sept. 28 – Oct. 2/16. There are so many amazing authors, musicians, bloggers, poets, and more who will be there to take part in workshops, presentations, and book events. This is always such an amazing few days for people who write, or who love books, and a great opportunity for those of us from smaller communities to schmooze with the big names in the Canadian literary world.

Most events require tickets, and the workshops tend to fill up first, so if you’re interested in anything, you should purchase your tickets right away.  There will be authors like Emma Donoghue, Y.S. Lee, Helen Humphreys, and more. And as always, Kingston promises some amazing entertainment to go along with the festival, from the McGarrigle Sisters, to Sarah Harmer.

Maybe some of our CP Library Writers will be able to attend!