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We’ve moved!

The Writers’ Collective has relocated to ACI Manitoba‘s new co-work space at 300 – 245 McDermot Avenue–the same block as Into the Music and ArtSpace in Winnipeg’s gorgeous and historic Exchange District. Wikipedia describes coworking as a “gathering of a group of people who are still working independently, but who share values, and who are interested in the synergy that can happen from working with like-minded talented people in the same space.” We are excited to begin this next phase, mixing with other arts …

New Member Benefits!

We have two exciting new benefits to offer our members: an exclusive review-writing opportunity at The Winnipeg Review and a Writers’ Resource Hotline!

The 2011 Governor General’s Award Winners!

Check em’ out!  Click Here!…

Winnipeg Free Press/ Writers’ Collective Non-Fiction & Poetry Contest!


Call for Nominations

Call for nominations / Appel de mise en candidature

Molson Prizes and John G. Diefenbaker Award 2012
Prix Molson et Bourse John-G.-Diefenbaker 2012

Submit your nominations and spread the word to others!

Molson Prizes

The Canada Council for the Arts and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada are accepting nominations for the 2012 Molson Prizes. Two prizes, worth $50,000 each, are awarded annually – one for the arts, one for the humanities or social sciences.

Eligibility criteria, nomination form and procedures


Winner of Manitoba Reads Announced!

The Winnipeg International Writers Festival, McNally Robinson Booksellers and CBC Manitoba Scene are proud to announce the winner of Manitoba Reads is Gabrielle Roy’s Where Nests the Water Hen, defended by Niigon Sinclair. The book that came in a very close second was The Life of Helen Betty Osborne, written by David Alexander Robertson, and defended by Vincent Ho. This book was also voted #1 in the Audience Choice poll. Alison Gillmor went to battle for Reading by Lightning by Joan Thomas. And Paul Jordan …

Aqua Books to be Reborn? Read on!

From Winnipeg’s Cultural Mayor Kelly Hughes:


Subject: Aqua Books Rises Again. 274 Garry Street in the Hands of the People.
When I realized we were going to have to close, I was hoping people would care. We’ve worked hard over the last twelve years, and I thought it would be nice to be missed and remembered by a loyal few. My worst case scenario was that people would respond with a collective, Too Bad, So Sad. It turns out I was completely unprepared for

Interesting Article

Check out this article by The Guardian on the status of the publication industry. It offers some interesting insight into the industry as it stands. Read on!…

Aqua Books to Close its Doors

Today, Aqua Books announced that they will be shutting down for good.

Check out the CBC article here.


In related news: This totally sucks.…

Manitoba Reads

Good news! The long list of books is up for the brand spankin’ new Manitoba Reads (good one, CBC!). The bad news? They’re all really good books. How are we to choose?

I vote one of those giant spin wheels like they have on Wheel of Fortune.  Or you could read them all and choose a favorite. The choice is yours!

Check it out! Manitoba Reads…