Writerly Announcements from Karen Emilson


Poetry Workshop with Steven Ross Smith

The Poem Line by Line – Start & Torque

Thursday April 28, 2011

Millennium Library, Buchwald Room

1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

$15 for WC members

This workshop is open to emerging and novice writers.  You will learn about starting a poem and fine-tuning it. Along with completing some writing exercises, participants will be asked to bring two pieces of writing. Space is limited to 10 writers so don’t wait too long.

To pre-register, please call (204) 786-9468, or email Karen at 

and . . . if you want to see Steven Ross Smith perform live, he’ll be in the Library Foyer between 12:30 – 1:00 p.m. Come out a little early to discover this unique experience.


Facilitator Bio: Steven is the Director of Literary Arts at the Banff Centre and is also a specialist in sound poetry.



And now, a message from Marjorie Anderson, Deborah Schnitzer, Gail Anderson-Dargatz, and Jack Hodgins.

Announcing an unprecedented opportunity for fiction writers

Two members of the Dropped Threads creative team and two of Canada’s internationally acclaimed fiction writers join together to provide another collaborative opportunity for writers . . .

Marjorie Anderson and Deborah Schnitzer, the editor and one of the contributors from the national best-selling Dropped Threads anthologies, have teamed up with renowned authors Gail Anderson-Dargatz and Jack Hodgins to offer writers in Canada and other countries the opportunity to collaborate with them on a collective novel.


“I wonder why no one thought of this before.”

~ Jack Hodgins


“Working with my friend and mentor, Jack Hodgins, and a host of other novelists will be a delight, especially given the nature of this project.” ~ Gail Anderson-Dargatz


Launched by the new publishing venture Unlimited Editions, the novel will hinge on a tragic incident that happens at an urban university campus in the downtown area of an unspecified Canadian city. Each of the 13 chapters will be written by a different author, and each will deal with circumstances in the life of one of the characters present at the university at the time of the incident. Marjorie Anderson and Deborah Schnitzer will write the opening scene-setting chapter; Gail Anderson-Dargatz and Jack Hodgins will each write one of the subsequent chapters; and all other chapters will be chosen from submissions sent in by writers from across Canada and abroad.


“I’m particularly pleased that this project continues in the spirit of Dropped Threads by providing opportunities for emerging writers to collaborate with established, highly acclaimed authors.” ~ Marjorie Anderson


For more details on this unique venture, including on the procedure for submitting chapters, please go to:www.unlimitededitions.ca


Interested writers have until June 7, 2011 to register their intentions to submit chapters for the collaborative novel and until September 7, 2011 to send in completed chapters for consideration.


“This experiment in voice, genre expansion and collaborative communities opens up fresh creative space for writers and taps into strong reader interest to have a new literary experience” ~ Deborah Schnitzer


For more information:

Marjorie Anderson   

Deborah Schnitzer   


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