A Manitoba Writers’ Guild membership is the perfect way to connect with Manitoba’s writing community, meet other writers, and participate in a wide range of programs, workshops and events of interest to writers and readers.
You don’t have to be a published writer to join the Guild. Many of our members are just embarking on their writing careers, and others are award-winning authors with extensive publication histories. We include poets and graphic novelists, journalists and non-fiction writers, bloggers and novelists, and all points in between and beyond. Join us, and get involved in your writing community!
Guild members receive several benefts including:
- reduced rates on workshops and masterclasses, and exclusive access to some of the Guild’s programs (including access to our free Blue Pencil Sessions,
- eligibility to apply to the Sheldon Oberman Mentorship Program).
- subscription to bi-weekly e-Newsletter,
- member only events, news, markets and contests of interest to writers and readers.
You’ll also receive a free Reader Reward Card from McNally Robinson Booksellers (a $25 value), discounts on subscriptions to Prairie Fire and CV2 Magazines, the opportunity to create your own writer profile on our webpage, and more! A full list of membership benefits can be found below.
Memberships are $60 for one year (the Guild has a fixed membership year, from July 1 – June 30), or $30 for students and those on fixed incomes. Our Youth (Under 18 years old) Membership is only $10 and provides the same services, without voting privileges at membership meetings.
The Guild has a fixed membership year that runs from July 1 – June 30. If you join the Guild between January 1 and June 30, 2021, you are eligible for the reduced membership rate of $30, regardless of your income or student-status.
If paying by cheque, please fill out our membership form, (available for download here in PDF format) and mail both in to the Guild office (521-100 Arthur Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3B 1H3). You can also pay by credit card via the Guild’s secure PayPal account below*. (Sorry, we are currently unable to accept payment by credit card over the phone or in person in the Guild offices).
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The Manitoba Writers’ Guild is a not-for-profit organization supporting writers, writing, and reading in Manitoba. As always, we appreciate your support!