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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.…

Member Event: Author Table at C4

Ron Hore will be manning a table at the Central Canada Comic Con November 1,2,3 along with other Winnipeg Writers, promoting his two fantasy novels now available in print–The Dark Lady and The Queen’s Pawn–and will be giving out material regarding his ebooks including his fantasy detective series, The Housetrap Chronicles. If you are in the neighbourhood, drop over to our table (Look for the Burst Books banner) and say hi!…

Member Event: Launch of Itty Bitty Bits

WC program coordinator Anita Daher  is thrilled to announce the launch of her new children’s picture book, Itty Bitty Bits, illustrated by Wendy Bailey. The launch will take place at McNally Robinson Booksellers on Monday, October 21st at 7 p.m., and will feature a musical performance from family entertainer Francis Leonard of the Secondhandpants. McNally’s will donate 20% of launch night sales to Literacy Partners of Manitoba. More information here.…

A new writing contest–we’re not just horsing around!

Deadline for entries is August 30, 2013.

Is there a horse in your life? The Writers’ Collective of Manitoba is pleased to offer this new nonfiction writing contest for adult and teen writers in partnership with Horse Country magazine.


Adults: The Life in my Horse

In 1250 words or less, tell us about your life with your horse, the life in your horse. What makes your time together so special?

Prize: 1st place, $125 plus publication in Horse Country magazine, a 1-year subscription to …

2013 Writers Collective/Free Press Contest Winners

The Winnipeg Free Press and the Writers’ Collective of Manitoba are pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 Short Fiction Contests. This year’s series of contests included: the Short Fiction Contest—adult, senior student and junior student categories; the Marie Barton Postcard Story Contest, and; (new this year) the Eileen D. Pruden Award for Historical Fiction. A total of 158 entries were received.


“We were thrilled to see this year’s contest entries at near triple the number of what we’ve had in past years,” …

Member Event: Launch of Life is Like a Pot of Soup

When: Sunday, Apr. 28 2013 at 2:00 pm

Where: Atrium, McNally Robinson Booksellers

Forrest Gump may have seen life as a box of chocolates, but Libby Simon views it more like a pot of soup…elements that mix and simmer slowly over the years, which result in a complex and unique labyrinth of characteristics that make us who we are. In Life is Like a Pot of Soup, a collection of Libby’s new and previously published works, you’ll find a mixture of flavours – joy, sorrow, …

The Nominees Are…

Five dedicated community volunteers who are ready to be your Writers’ Collective Board!

One of the most important tasks of our Annual General Meeting on May 4 is to elect the Board of The Writers’ Collective. The Board guides the work and development of The Writers’ Collective, including making decisions about programming and finances. This year, five individuals have been nominated to the Board. We have three continuing Board members and two new members to add to our team!

Volunteer Opportunity: E-News Publisher

Help us get the word out about The Writers’ Collective and other literary doings in Manitoba and elsewhere!

We are seeking an e-news publisher to compile and distribute our weekly e-news update. The update includes information about The Writers’ Collective programs and events, member news, and other literary events and writing opportunities in Winnipeg, Manitoba and beyond, with a sprinkling of writing facts and follies from around the web.

The e-news publisher will be responsible for creating the e-newsletter using MailChimp, an online service, in …

Member Event: Earth Day

Debbie Strange will be reading from her “Camping With Ludwig Van” collection of stories at the Fort Whyte Centre on Earth Day, April 21. This is a family event, followed by paper VW van making.…

Library Out Loud – April 2013

Next event: Sunday, April 28, 1:30 to 3:30

Where: Millennium Library

Writers are signing up! Will you join us? 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 Anita at . Writers’ Collective members get first dibs.

You don’t need to be polished or professional, you need not have …