Programs and Services

The MWG offers a variety of programs and services for writers and readers in Manitoba. Many of these programs, such as our workshops and reading series, are open to non-members as well.

If you’re looking for information on calls for submission, local readings, writing groups, workshops, writers’ retreats and residencies, as well as local and international writing news, our monthly newsletter is a great resource, full of useful information.

If you’re a developing writer who is also a MWG member and are looking to hone your craft with a professional, you may be interested in the Sheldon Oberman Mentorship Program, a 5-month intensive one-on-one training program with a professional writer in which you will be able to develop your writing project. If you are a professional writer who wants to share your knowledge, apply to be a Mentor.

Whether you’re a beginning or established writer, we have workshops tailored to varied skill levels. From our Blue Pencil Sessions, free to members and designed for emerging writers, to our intensive day-long masterclasses, which are designed for more established writers and are conducted by some of the finest writers in Canada.

We also have a presence on Facebook and Twitter, where we are able to provide more up-to-date information about our programs.


Except for the Sheldon Oberman Mentorship Program, we are no longer able to connect writers with a writing or publishing professional who is available to provide manuscript evaluations. However, we do provide the Writing Circle critique sessions at 7 p.m. on the last Tuesday of each month (excluding December, which is busy time for everyone!). They are held in the ArtSpace Boardroom (424- 100 Arthur Street in Winnipeg). We have two professional editors who will give advice on small writing samples, up to 10 pages per session. The Writing Circle is free to members. Non-members are asked to donate $5.00 per session. We are hoping to have guest speakers in the New Year, who will also provide advice for novice and emerging writers at the Writers Circle sessions. So, if you need advice on that work in progress, no matter the genre, come visit us in the Boardroom.

If you just want to vent about the writing process or talk about your successes, join other writers at the FYXX on Broadway at 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month. Enjoy the camaraderie of our vibrant writing community!