Panels

PUBLISHING MANITOBA WRITERS

Thursday, May 10 from 9:30 am to 10:30 am

David Arnason will tell tales, high and low, of publishing Manitoba writers. Anne Molgat will talk about the challenges and rewards of publishing franco-Manitoban writers. Jared Bland will look at the success of Manitoba writers published by publishers outside of Manitoba. Joan Thomas will compare her experiences of being published, by a smaller press like Goose Lane and recently by McClelland & Stewart, with a particular emphasis on marketing and the increasing expectations of writers to use social media to promote their own work.

PANELISTS:
David Arnason (Turnstone)
Anne Molgat (Éditions du Blé)
Jared Bland (Anansi)
Joan Thomas (Reading by Lightning, Curiosity)


MANITOBA ABORIGINAL WRITING

Friday, May 11 from 9:30 am to 10:30 pm

Sinclair and Cariou are the editors of the recently released Manitowapow – Manitoba Aboriginal Writing   (Highwater Press) a groundbreaking collection featuring important Aboriginal speeches, texts, collected stories, and writing in all genres. They will discuss their journey in bringing this work to publication, and will share some of what they found.

PANELISTS:
Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair
Warren Cariou
Jennifer Storm

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MANITOBA NON-FICTION

Friday, May 11 from 2:00pm to 3:15 pm

Two imaginative and successful Winnipeg-born writers consider Manitoba non-fiction. Significant contributors to Canadian literature, their long careers provide a unique lens to view Manitoba non-fiction in a Canadian context.

PANELISTS:
Heather Robertson
Jake MacDonald

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MANITOBA MENNONITE WRITING

Thursday, May 10 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Where is the Voice Coming From? was the title of a collection stories by Rudy Wiebe identifying issues of voice and place in Canadian literature that continue  into the 21st century. Is there an English Manitoba Mennonite voice?

PANELISTS:
David Elias Download Paper (PDF)
Maurice Mierau Download Paper (PDF)
Hildi Froese Tiessen Download Paper (PDF)

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MANITOBA YOUNG ADULT (YA) WRITING

Friday, May 11 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Two established writers for young adults consider the growth in Manitoba YA writing, its place in a Canadian YA context and how developing trends in YA writing and publishing might affect its future.

PANELISTS:
Susan Rocan
Julie Burtinshaw

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FRANCO-MANITOBA LITERATURE 101

Saturday, May 12 from 9:30 am to 10:30 pm

The leading voice of Franco-Manitoba writing will describe it all for you – in English. Take advantage of this rare opportunity to learn about the growth and development of writing in Manitoba’s other official language.

PRESENTED BY:
J. Roger Léveillé

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