• We've got stellar workshops for members and non-members alike.
  • Our 2013/2014 In Dialogue Reading Series continues with wonderful events in 2014. Check out the details here.
  • Free to members, our Blue Pencil Sessions help you hone your craft. Find out more here.
  • Want to support Manitoba writing? Consider a financial donation to the Manitoba Writers' Guild. Click here to make a donation.
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News & Events

  • February 1, 2016


    In the January 31 edition of the MWG Newsletter the IN GOOD COMPANY event is listed as being on the 24 of February. It is actually on February 25. We apologize for the error and any inconvenience it may have caused.

    In Good Company,  Thursday, February 25, 2016.

  • January 20, 2016

    Sheldon Oberman Mentorship Program Participants Announced

    The Manitoba Writers’ Guild would like to offer our congratulations to the successful applicants for the 2016 Sheldon Oberman Mentorship Program.



    David Yerex Williamson

    Rachel Carlson

    Bowen Smyth

    Lois Henderson

    Ying Kong


    Jonathan Ball

    Keith Cadieux

    Di Brandt

    Doug Whiteway (CC Benison)

    Sally Ito

    Choosing the program participants was particularly difficult this year with the number of quality applications we received; the Guild would like to thank everyone who submitted an application.


    Remember, if your application was not successful this year, you are most welcome to apply again next year.


    Keep writing, everyone.

  • January 19, 2016

    Using Final Draft Software: A Workshop

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  • December 14, 2015

    Making Memoir

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  • November 13, 2015

    In Good Company: WITH ART!

    Winnipeg Arts Council & Manitoba Writers’ Guild: In Good Company: WITH ART & Youth WITH ART Info Session, November 19

    Writers! Are you interested in working with the Winnipeg Arts Council in the realm of public art?

    We are calling on writers, playwrights, musicians, choreographers, composers, filmmakers, and visual artists with an interest and experience in community art to join us at a meet ‘n greet to learn more about this community program. Artists from a variety of backgrounds, including playwrighting, music, photography, and filmmaking who have worked on WITH ART projects will be there, with WAC staff, to answer questions.

    Join us on Thursday, November 19 at 7:00 pm at the Burns Creative Classroom, 2nd floor of the Artspace Building (218-100 Arthur Street) to learn all about this engaging opportunity in public art. Refreshments will be served!

    Artist presenters include:

    • Playwright Hope McIntyre
    • Filmmaker Jim Agapito
    • Musician Lindsey White
    • Photographic Artist Sarah Crawley

    WITH ART & Youth WITH ART match artists with community groups to collaborate on projects based on community goals and the artist’s working methods. Exploration and the art-making process are central to the program.

    Deadline for receipt of applications is January 12, 2016.

    For full program details and application guidelines, please visit


    For examples of completed WITH ART projects, please visit http://www.winnipegarts.ca/wac/pubart-gal/

  • Eat, Drink, & Be Literary has been CANCELLED.

    The Manitoba Writers’ Guild regretfully announces that the event Eat, Drink, & Be Literary, which was to be held on November 15 has been cancelled.


    Ticket Refunds will be available by contacting the Prairie Ink Café in McNally Robinson Booksellers either in person or by phone at:

    204 975 2659.


    We are genuinely thankful for all of the support we have received and we offer our sincere apologies to all our guests and performers, our partners and our patrons.

  • November 6, 2015

    Eat, Drink, & Be Literary

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