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Library launches new Writer in Residence program

County of BrantLibrary launches new Writer in Residence program

The County of Brant Public Library has launched a new Writer-in-Residence program, welcoming award-winning author Suzanne Craig-Whytock to the community. 

“Suzanne is a prolific writer whose work draws you in immediately. Her passion for writing, love of the community, and undeniable skill make her a great asset, and we are thrilled to welcome her as our Writer-In-Residence,” said Emma Johnston, Program and Outreach Assistant at the Library. 

Author of five published works, including Feasting Upon the Bones and At the End of it All, Suzanne brings writing help to local authors through summer office hours and writing group sessions. 

Local authors looking for one-on-one help can book 30-minute sessions during Suzanne’s office hours which occur Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. until August 29. Branch locations vary. Appointments are made with library staff; drop-ins are welcome. 

Writers looking to connect with others on a regular basis can attend bi-weekly Brant Writes Writing Club gatherings every first and third Thursday at 2 PM at the Burford Branch. Gatherings are led by Suzanne during the summer and offer peer support and inspiration. 

On Thursday, August 24, the community is invited to attend a book launch and evening celebration for Suzanne’s upcoming novel, The Devil You Know.  

Full details about workshops, resources, and more are found at brantlibrary.ca/BrantWrites.  

Writing workshops and resources are free for everyone to enjoy. Need a library card? Membership is free too! Sign up in person at any County of Brant Public Library branch or online at brantlibrary.ca/membership

About the Library 

The County of Brant Public Library serves the County of Brant, Ontario, with five branches in Burford, Glen Morris, Paris, Scotland-Oakland, and St. George, and a mobile library book-lending kiosk in Onondaga. 

Visit the library online at brantlibrary.ca, @brantlibrary on Facebook and Twitter, and @brantcountypubliclibrary on Instagram. 

About Suzanne Craig-Whytock 

Suzanne Craig-Whytock’s love of literature and writing came at an early age and continued into adulthood, leading her to earn an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in English Language and Literature. She has worked in education most of her life and was a high school English teacher in Ontario for over 20 years. She has authored both fiction and non-fiction works, from short stories and poetry to academic documents and educational resource materials. She regularly publishes humorous essays focused on city life, politics, current events, and popular culture on her own website. 

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