McMaster Library Writer-in-Residence November events

The McMaster community and members of the public are invited to join  McMaster’s Writer-in-Residence, Hal Niedzviecki, for a series of free events taking place throughout November.

Niedzviecki is author of The Peep Diaries, named one of Oprah’s “25 Books You Can’t Put Down.” He is also a writer, speaker, culture commentator and editor, whose work challenges preconceptions and confronts readers with the offenses of everyday life. He is the author of 8 books of fiction and non-fiction and is the founder and publisher of Broken Pencil: the magazine of zine culture and the independent arts.

Niedzviecki will be hosting the following events:

Publishing in the Era of Kindle
Answering your questions about when, why and how to publish.

When: Tuesday November 11   12:30-1:30

Where: Mills Library 3rd Floor, McMaster Campus.


Writing Memoir: A workshop
Getting started on writing memoir and personal essay

When: Wednesday November 19 10:30-12:00

Where: Dundas Branch of Hamilton Public Library


In the Future We’ll be Robots: Creativity in the Digital Era
A workshop and conversation about creativity in the present-future.

When: Monday Nov. 24th 12:30-1:30

Where: Mills Library 3rd Floor, McMaster Campus.


To contact Hal, email

Niedzviecki is this year’s Mabel Pugh Taylor Writer-in-Residence, co-sponsored by McMaster and the Hamilton Public Library . He is dividing his time equally between the Dept. of English and Cultural Studies, and Hamilton Public Library, consulting one-on-one with apprentice writers in the community, and devoting approximately 60% of his time to his own writing, an important goal of the Residency program.