Deadlines

We will begin accepting submissions to the Manitoba Book Awards in September with a deadline being in mid-November. For further information, go to https://manitobabookawards.com/index.php/en/ We will also be accepting applications for Mentors and Apprentices to the Sheldon Oberman Mentorship Program, beginning in September with the deadline for applications being November 30, 2020. For further information, … Read more

Upcoming meetings

We are planning to have a town hall meeting with members and stakeholders to share the output from the strategic planning process we are in the process of completing. It is the intention to have a face to face meeting but this will obviously depend on the extent of the present health crisis. The venue … Read more

Strategic Planning

Following our member survey last year, it was decided by the Board of Directors to undertake a Strategic Planning exercise to provide a firm foundation for the future direction and activities of the Manitoba Writers’ Guild. Thanks to the generous support of the Winnipeg Foundation we have secured the services of Blueprint Inc to help … Read more

2018 AGM minutes added. New Board members.

The last Annual General meeting was held October 19th, 2019, at the Henderson Library, the minutes from the previous AGM of  October 20th 2018 were approved and are posted here: AGM Minutes. Last year’s AGM minutes will be circulated ahead of our 2020 AGM, date to be advised. Also, the new list of Board members is here.

Website under way

We are completely rebuilding the MWG Website. Please forgive our plain appearance, and slimmed down capabilities. Starting from scratch leaves no in-between content. It’s either ready for the new site, or out. Much of the fun stuff is still out. You can buy or renew your membership as always. 

Announcing the winners of the 2018 Manitoba Book Awards! Nous sommes heureux de vous presenter les gagnants pour les Prix du livre du Manitoba 2018!

Lansdowne Prize for Poetry/Prix Lansdowne de poésie Comma by Jennifer Still, published by Book*hug   The Manuela Dias Book Design and Illustration Awards/Prix Manuela-Dias de conception graphique et d’illustration en édition   Book Design Children Shouldn’t Use Knives and Other Tales by Shirley Camia, cover and interior design by Matthew Stevens and Shirley Camia, illustrations by … Read more

AGM Minutes

The following link will open the updated AGM minutes. MWG AGM Minutes 2017.

Manitoba Writer’s Guild Governance Manual

For all members: This link will open a copy of the 2017 Governance Manual. You will be able to print or save when it opens in your browser. MWG Governance2017

Upcoming Workshops

The Art and Craft of Writing Family Stories with Lorri Neilsen Glenn. Family stories appear in a wealth of forms – as poems, essays, memoir, postcard stories, plays and more. (And we know short stories and novels often include family stories re-imagined). This workshop will explore the many ways we can craft our family and ancestral … Read more

Upcoming Events

A Blue Pencil Session with Gretchen Derige has been arranged for Sunday, November 26 from 2-4 pm. We can take 6 participants so please contact the Guild office to reserve your spot (204-944-8013). Participants should email (manitobawritersguild3@gmail.com) up to 10 pages of fiction you would like critiqued at least a week before the session, so … Read more

Current Board Members

We have a list of the current board members here. The MWG is seeking a volunteer to take over the Financial Chair’s position. This person does not necessarily need to be a member, but they must have the skills this positions requires. Please contact any board member, call or email the office if you are … Read more