NON-FICTION CONTEST ENTRY FORM
The Winnipeg Free Press / Writers’ Collective
2011 Non-Fiction Contest
CHOOSE YOUR NON-FICTION THEME:
“Now that was funny!” or “A fork in the road”
All winning entries will be published in The Winnipeg Free Press and
The Collective Consciousness, the quarterly journal of the Writers’ Collective.
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
• This contest is open to Adults (18+)
• Submit four (4) copies of your story, typed, one-sided, double-spaced, individually stapled, on 8.5 x 11 paper. Must be original,
unpublished works of …
A DAVID ANNANDALE AFTERNOON:
The Makings of an Action Hero
Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Please join David Annandale for a noon-hour talk, “The Makings of An Action Hero” on Thursday, June 23 at the Millennium Library in the Carol Shields Auditorium. David will talk about what makes and drives an action hero. will discuss the different types of heroes (from black knight to boy scout), and techniques that keep a series like Superman and James Bond popular. Topics will include character and plot development, and …
Congratuations to the winners!
Winnipeg Free Press/Writers’ Collective
Short Fiction and Marie Barton Postcard Contests
- She Was Waterton
by Corina Liepert
- The Race
by Adriano Magnifico
- Fireside Ramblings
by Alex Kapkey
SENIOR STUDENT WINNERS
First Place - Christmas by Peter Heinrichs
Second Place - Montague Boy by Yeseul Kim
Third Place - Let the Rain Fall by Taylor Stoesz
Hon. Mention - The Killer Inside Me by Katelyn Cabral
JUNIOR STUDENT WINNERS
writerly writerlies from our very own Kosmic Karen Energy Emilson:
first i quote thee….””When something can be read without effort, great effort has gone into its writing.” ~Enrique Jardiel Poncela
Annual General Meeting
The Writers’ Collective
Sunday May 15, 2011
Winnipeg Millennium Library
Book Fair in Foyer – 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
AGM in the Buchwald Room – 3:30 p.m.
If you’d like to have your books on display for sale, please let us know as soon as possible so we can be
This year’s Annual General Meeting will be held
Sunday May 15, 2011 @ 3 pm
All members are welcome!
More details to come!!
Introducing our new Programming Coordinator, Karen!
I’d like to introduce myself
Hi everyone! I’m Karen Emilson, the new Programming Coordinator with the Writers’ Collective of Manitoba
As many of you already know, our former Coordinator, Michael Van Rooy, passed away suddenly on January 27, 2011. Michael’s death left a huge hole in the writing community and here at the Writers’ Collective. We are just now beginning to pick up the pieces and appreciate your patience during this difficult time. Your Board has worked diligently …
The Writers’ Collective is looking for a Program Coordinator.
The Program Coordinator is primarily responsible for member and partner relations and organizing and administering Collective programs and events. Applicants must be dedicated, reliable, community minded, able to work independently and with different groups of people. Experience in preparing grant applications is an asset, as is experience with the local writing and publishing community. Should have multi-tasking skills, excellent communication (both written and verbal) and networking skills. Must have facility with various computer programs including …
Saturday, February 12 · 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Aqua Books, 274 Garry Street, Winnipeg
In honour of the recent passing of Michael Van Rooy, the great crime writer and pillar of Winnipeg’s writing community, we are giving him a proper sendoff.
Food, drinks, open mic, and more.
Details to follow. Keep posted to the facebook event page – search: Aqua Books Lit Events -or the aqua books event page to see those details as they arise.…
Thursday, Feb 3rd, 7pm-10pm
at Aqua Books, 274 Garry Street
The Aqua Lansdowne is Manitoba’s largest poetry prize. Based around the award and hosted in conjunction with the Writers Collective of Manitoba, this series celebrates the best in Manitoba poetry.
John Weier was born on the broad prairie but grew up on a small peach farm in Southern Ontario. Recent Carol Shields Writer-in-Residence at the University of Winnipeg and the author of eleven books in a variety of genres—poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction; he’s still …