The Silverleaf Writers Guild began as a series of workshops facilitated by one of our members, Jessica Trudel. They were called “Writers Workshop Wednesday.”
In December 2015, Jessica asked the regular participants of the workshops if they’d like to form a guild. Their answer was a resounding, “Yes!”
The guild was called the Timmins Writers Guild at first, but we quickly realized that most writers in other remote communities in Northern Ontario were not lucky enough to have a support group like ours. In 2016, we changed our name to the Silverleaf Writers Guild to be more inclusive, and established a Board of Directors to guide the guild towards our goal of providing services and support to all writers throughout Northern Ontario.