Prairie Fire Press: Finding You Voice/Finding Your Place Writers Retreat, April 13 -1 5

“Finding Your Voice/Finding Your Place”

Sign up for a writers’ weekend with creative writing instructors Donna Besel and Kate Bitney at beautiful Falcon Trails Resort, April 13-15, 2012. Weekend includes 3 nights stay in luxurious lakefront cabin, gourmet meals, hot tubs, sauna, and plenty of writing sessions designed to encourage, inspire, and motivate. Visit Falcon Trails’ website ( to find out more and to register for this event.

Donna Besel loves writing of all kinds: short stories, novels, poems, articles, songs. Her work has been published in various forms and has won numerous scholarships and awards, including second place in Prairie Fire’s 2002 writing contest, finalist spot in CBC’s 2007 “Canada Writes,”and shortlist nomination for CBC’s 2009 Literary Awards. She teaches creative writing to all ages and instructs in Manitoba Arts Council’s province-wide Artists in the Schools program.

Katherine Bitney is the author of three critically acclaimed books of poetry: While You Were Out (Turnstone Press,1981), Heart and Stone(Turnstone Press, 1989), and Singing Bone (The Muses’ Company, 1997). A fourth collection  is forthcoming from Turnstone Press in 2012. She has worked as editor, mentor, creative writing instructor, arts juror,and literary creative director for over 30 years in Manitoba. Most recently she developed the text for Cantus Borealis, a choral piece on the Boreal with composer Sid Robinovitch(premiered April, 2011). She is now working on a fifth collection of writings.

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