A great day for writers

 While a writer’s life is usually solitary, either sitting at a table with paper and pencil or tapping away at a typewriter or computer, this time of COVID-19 has us isolated from friends and family, too. So, it is with great pleasure that I share this news from the Manitoba Book Awards Committee: ENGLISH (Winnipeg, … Read more

March news

In light of the COVID -19 situation, the ArtSpace building is closed to the public. As a result the Manitoba Writers’ Guild will be conducting our business virtually by monitoring and responding to emails only, manitobawritersguild3@gmail.com There will not be anybody in the office to answer phone inquiries. All scheduled events will be postponed until … Read more

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