Request for Proposal: Brand and Web Development

The Writers’ Collective of Manitoba is seeking qualified consultants to provide the following services:

  1. Brand development, including logo and positioning statement (tagline)
  2. 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.



Volunteer Opportunity: Website Editor

The Writers’ Collective is seeking an energetic, web-savvy individual to assist us with managing and updating our website.


  • Plan, write and post updates to The Writers’ Collective website at least once a week, working with the Program Coordinator and e-news editor. Updates will include Writers’ Collective and member events, new contests, and markets (information to be shared with bi-weekly e-newsletter)
  • Make occasional posts about Writers’ Collective activities (at direction of Program Coordinator)
  • Post updates to Twitter and Facebook
  • Review comments; approve or delete as

Pleased to (re)Meet You

“The Writers’ Collective – what’s that?”

Maybe you’ve had this experience. You’re telling a friend about the contest you just entered, or inviting them to an open mic where you’ll be speaking, or sharing your experience as a Board member with this great organization – The Writers’ Collective. You’re met with a blank stare.

It can be hard for a small organization like The Writers’ Collective to get its name out there and to come up with a pithy, memorable way to describe itself – …

Seeking Board Members

We are looking for energetic individuals who believe in the power of the written word to be part of The Writers’ Collective Board.

We are a working Board. Board members, all volunteers play an active role in the development and operations of The Writers’ Collective. We collaborate with and support the Program Coordinator. We take on individual and group projects that help The Writers’ Collective continue its work – everything from brainstorming new programs to assisting at events.


What you need

  • Be a member 

Library Out Loud – February 23

Come and share your writing – in any genre – with The Writers’ Collective and Millennium Library!

When: Sunday, February 23, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Where: Millennium Library, TD New and Noted Room

You don’t need to be polished, professional or published. You need only be willing to read words you have written, OUT LOUD.

Sign up today, email: [email protected] (and if you don’t sign up, come anyway, we’ll have fun, I promise.)…

Call for Submissions – Wine & Words | New Writings

Your writing can be part of Wine & Words | New Writings, a celebration of new writing by our friends at Theatre by the River!

Submit an excerpt of an unpublished work-in-progress – part of a short story, poem, song, scene from a play, prose – to be performed at Wine & Words. Wine & Words provides an opportunity to celebrate the authors and their unpublished creative works by showcasing them through the professional talents of local performance artists.

A panel of …

At Least it’s Sunny, Right?!

Today Winnipeg is colder than Mars! Yesterday we were colder than the North Pole! That’s what I like to call, writing weather!!

photo courtesy of

Hello Collective,

So nice to be back here. I almost remember how to use this thing.

For those of you who don’t know me, I’m Kate. I used to be on the WCM Board and write on this blog a couple years ago, and now, I am happy to be back with this amazing organization, this time as the Program Coordinator! I am …

Library Out Loud: January 26

When: Sun, January 26/2014 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Where: Millennium Library

Join us, won’t you? Sometimes it just sounds different aloud. The Winnipeg Public Library and the Writers’ Collective of Manitoba invite new and established writers to try out their works by reading them aloud in a supportive environment.  To get your (approximately three-minute) reading on the list, email the office at .…

Writing Contest Results Announced: Unfamiliar Place

The Winnipeg Free Press and the Writers’ Collective of Manitoba are pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 non-fiction and poetry writing contests. Entrants followed the theme: “An Unfamiliar Place.”

“One of the most important aspects of writing is its ability to take us to an unfamiliar place and help us experience and understand it,” said Writers’ Collective board president Hilary Friesen. “It’s clear from our judges’ commentary that all our winners, in both nonfiction and poetry, achieved this goal. Bringing new voices and …

Member Event: Launch of Measured Words

MEASURED WORDS third course

Edited by Barbara J. Becker

Where: McNally Robinson Booksellers, Atrium

When: December 5th, 7:00pm.

A 3rd anthology in the Winnipeg Bestsellers series. Come out and meet Manitoba Writers as they read their stories and poems, share recipes and vintage photographs, and sign copies of their book. Refreshments provided.…