Full Circle

  • Time travel, Manitoba politics and family drama
  • Murder and donuts
  • Writer’s block
  • The Russian revolution and coming home

Those were the stories and verses on display at the Writers’ Circle wrap-up on June 9. Four brave souls (full disclosure: I was one of them) took the stage to read some of the work they had honed in the past year at Writers’ Circles.

Then we spent the remainder of the evening with our adoring fans, talking about writing, gardening, sci-fi and everything in between.

It was great to celebrate everything we’ve accomplished in the Circles over the past year – whether it was finishing a story, publishing a book or just to keep on working through writer’s block, waiting for the next idea to come. On this night, we got to read for applause rather than editing. To show off rather than workshop.

In my last post I talked about how writers, so often solitary, need other writers to help them along. We also need our friends and family to cheer us on when we emerge from our writing dens, hungry for validation or dinner. The Writer’s Circle wrap-up brought both together in a most congenial evening.

Many, many thanks to all co-readers and everyone who came out to hear our work and applaud wildly.

This was our first wrap-up and, judging by its success, I think we’ll be repeating the event next year. In the meantime, if you’re interested in learning more about Writers’ Circles, contact our Programming Coordinator.

Hilary Friesen

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2 Responses to “Full Circle”

  1. Shirley Dickinson says:

    When will you be announcing the winners of the Writing Contest – cosponsored by the Winnipeg Free Press. When will the awards be presented?

    Did I miss all that info in the bundle of news you sent us via email?


  2. Hilary says:

    Hi Shirley, We’ve been waiting to settle the details of our awards evening before we announced the winners. All that behind-the-scenes work is now taken care of, and the winners and the awards night details will be announced shortly. Mark your calendar for September 27!