The Winnipeg Free Press and the Writers’ Collective of Manitoba are pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 short fiction – adult, & junior and senior student categories, and Marie Barton postcard fiction writing contests.
Short Fiction (Adult category):
1st place $200: Judy Major for “Waiting”
2nd place $150: Alexander Kapkey for “Number One Premium”
3rd place $100: Russell Dew for “Beware Caregiver”
Short Fiction (Senior Student category):
1st place $150: Evan MacNeil for “A Grave Reflection”
2nd place …
Come out and Celebrate Writing!
Hosted by the Writers Collective Board of Directors, the 2014 Spring Short Fiction and Postcard Fiction Awards Gala will be held Wednesday, June 25th at 7pm in the Carol Shields Auditorium at the Millennium Library.
Say tuned – winners will be announced soon.…
Pitch to the Publisher, happens on May 31st at 1 pm in the Carol Shields Auditorium, Millennium Library, the first annual opportunity for you to ten lucky lottery winners to pitch their book ideas in front of three Manitoba based publishers, and an open audience.
The participating publishers have now been confirmed and we are so pleased to welcome
Gord Shillingford from J Gord Shillingford Publications
Jamis Paulson from Turnstone Press
and Catharina de Bakker from Great Plains Publications
Pitchers will have three …
There’s still time to get in your Short Fiction (for adults and students) and Marie Barton Postcard Fiction!
The entry deadline is SUNDAY MAY 4, 2014 at MIDNIGHT
Adult: 1st place $200; 2nd place $150; 3rd place $100.
Senior student: 1st place $150; 2nd place $100; 3rd place $50.
Junior student: 1st place $150; 2nd place $100; 3rd place $50.
+ one Human Spirit Award, $100 (from both Student categories)
Marie Barton Postcard …
I know you were all excitedly awaiting this second batch! If you’re like me, you love the biographies, so here’s more to satisfy your craving
Inside Publishing is happening Saturday April 12, 2014, 11am – 3:30pm, Carol Shields Auditorium, Millennium Library, 251 Donald Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba
All Sessions Moderated by Joanne Kelly
After a short lunch break to feed those who are staying all day, the fun resumes with Poetry: 1:30 pm featuring, Kristian Enright.
Winner of both the 2013 John Hirsch …
As promised, here are the beautiful biographies of our sensational authors and publishers speaking at this year’s Inside Publishing!
IP happens Saturday April 12, 2014, 11am – 3:30pm, Carol Shields Auditorium, Millennium Library, 251 Donald Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba
All Sessions Moderated by the wonderful Joanne Kelly!
The morning will start with Graphic Novels: 11 am, featuring David Alexander Robertson
David is a Swampy Cree, is a bestselling graphic novelist and writer. He focuses on educating youth about indigenous history and contemporary …
Hello there writerlies,
Good news and Bad news for you today.
The Bad news is Anita is not able to make it tomorrow. She’s a bit under the weather after her eye surgery this week and won’t be able to make it out for tomorrow’s Inside Publishing. We’re sorry to miss out, but do wish her a speedy recovery!
The Good news is Deborah Froese, another up and coming Peanut Butter Press author is all set to go.
Deborah Froese is …
One of the most important tasks of our Annual General Meeting on May 12 is to elect the Board of Directors for the coming year.
Board members, all volunteers, play an active role in the development and operations of The Writers’ Collective. The Board guides the work and development of The Writers’ Collective, including making decisions about programming and finances. This year, six individuals are nominated to the Board. We have four continuing Board members and two new members to add to our team!
Offered in partnership with the Winnipeg Public Library, Inside Publishing is the free and open-to-all “glimpse behind the curtain” of the book industry. In four jam-packed 50-minute sessions you’ll get the inside scoop from the authors, editors, and publishers of four different books. We’ll look at various genres, hear about habits, processes, what really fires an editor’s rockets, and a whole lot more.
* Moderated by Joanne Kelly *
Millennium Library, Carol Shields Auditorium
, 251 Donald Avenue in downtown Winnipeg
The Writers’ Collective of Manitoba is seeking qualified consultants to provide the following services:
- Brand development, including logo and positioning statement (tagline)
- Website update to allow us to take our publication, Collective Consciousness, from a print to an online format; as well as ongoing website hosting and support
Bidders may submit a proposal for one or both of parts (1) and (2) above.
Download the RFP document.