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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.)…

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!!

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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 …

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 …

Opportunity: Program Coordinator for The Writers’ Collective

The Writers’ Collective is in a period of growth and renewal. We are seeking a self-directed, motivated individual to manage programs and administer the organization as we develop programs and partnerships to grow our membership and funding base.


The Program Coordinator is our only paid staff position, and is responsible for organizing and administering our programs. Key responsibilities include:

  • Managing the application and reporting for our operating grant from Manitoba Heritage
  • Co-ordinating writing contests twice a year, including working with sponsors, processing submissions, recruiting

Congratulations to winners and honourable mentions in our first annual Horse Country magazine writing contest!

Horse Country Editor Linda Hazelwood said, “It was a joy to read the stories that came in. The judges were moved—both to tears and laughter—with the entries, and everyone deserves kudos for their effort.”

Teen Selections
First Place (cash prize $75): Rhythm n Rhyme by Jennifer Hammond
Honourable Mention: Total Eclipse by Kayla Morgan McLachlan

Adult Selections
First Place (cash prize $125): The Life in my Horse by Dawn Vandersteen
Honourable Mention: Buddy by Elizabeth Sims
Honourable Mention: Strong Man Kaleb by Haille Emms

All …

Collective Consciousness Revival!

Our revamp and revival of Collective Consciousness is almost complete! Our team of writers, designers and artists has assembled the first issue of the new Collective Consciousness, and now we need your help to get it to the printers!

The new Collective Consciousness is a meeting of writing and visual art – a creative arts magazine that explores news voices and new ways of telling stories through the interplay of words and images. Collective Consciousness will feature a myriad of emerging writers and …