Five dedicated community volunteers who are ready to be your Writers’ Collective Board!
One of the most important tasks of our Annual General Meeting on May 4 is to elect the Board of The Writers’ Collective. The Board guides the work and development of The Writers’ Collective, including making decisions about programming and finances. This year, five individuals have been nominated to the Board. We have three continuing Board members and two new members to add to our team!
Inside Publishing is a free and open-to-all “glimpse behind the curtain” of the book industry. In four 50-minute sessions you’ll get the inside scoop from the authors, editors, or publishers of four different books. We’ll look at various genres, hear about habits, processes, favourite Slurpee flavours, what really fires an editor’s rockets, and a whole lot more.
We are proud to present this new event in partnership with Millennium Library!
When: Saturday, May 4, 10 am – 3 pm
Where: Millennium Library, Carol Shields Auditorium
Help us get the word out about The Writers’ Collective and other literary doings in Manitoba and elsewhere!
We are seeking an e-news publisher to compile and distribute our weekly e-news update. The update includes information about The Writers’ Collective programs and events, member news, and other literary events and writing opportunities in Winnipeg, Manitoba and beyond, with a sprinkling of writing facts and follies from around the web.
The e-news publisher will be responsible for creating the e-newsletter using MailChimp, an online service, in …
What – or more importantly, who – do you think of when you think of The Writers’ Collective? Who’s keeping the wheels turning, sending out email updates and making sure the programs you look forward to are available?
There’s our Programming Coordinator, of course. We have had quite a few over the years, and their dedication and commitment to emerging writers is invaluable – as is their attention to emails, their willingness to answer questions and their general administrative prowess.
A not-for-profit organization like The …
Are your words itching to be read aloud? Bring them to a Writers’ Collective open mic event!
Library Out Loud – All Genres – March 24
Speaking Crow – Poetry – April 2
Read on for details.
Deadline for entries is April 15. Enter in one – or all – of three categories:
1. Marie Barton Postcard Fiction Contest
2. Eileen D. Pruden Award for Historical Fiction
3. Winnipeg Free Press/Writers’ Collective Fiction Contest
Click “Read more” for details and to download the entry forms!
We have two exciting new benefits to offer our members: an exclusive review-writing opportunity at The Winnipeg Review and a Writers’ Resource Hotline!
Last Thursday, we were delighted to have Writers’ Collective president Hilary Friesen appear on Pages, Ron Robinson’s book show on CKUW. Check out the January 24 episode on the show archive to listen!…
Gerald Flood shares the web of coincidences that connect the winners of the 2012 non-fiction contest. Click through for links to the winning stories!…
We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2012 non-fiction and poetry writing contest. This year’s entrants followed the theme: “A wild ride.”
First Place – The Deal by H.L Edwards. Prize: $500
Second Place – Smoke Break by Robert King. Prize: $300
Third Place – Adventures with Ludwig Van by Debbie Strange. Prize: $100
Honourable Mention – A Wild Ride by Elenore Wieler
Honourable Mention – The Ice Jumpers by Robert Wood
Honourable Mention – Wilderness by Richard Hurst