The Manitoba Writers Guild is committed to creating a safe space for not only its members but for anyone who wishes to attend our events. Creating this space requires collaboration. Part of the effort in creating a safe space is ensuring that anyone in attendance of any event whether it be an MWG-members-only event or a public event be confident that they have agency over what content they are exposed to.
It is crucial that the need for content warnings not be conflated with censorship. Instead, it should be appreciated and respected as a step forward towards fostering an inclusive environment. With that said, the MWG requires that those who wish to share their work adhere by the MWG’s requirements to identify subject matter that fall under the following:
While the MWG encourages and supports writers’ self-expression and respects writers’ rights to share their work, the MWG will not tolerate the following subject matter under no circumstances:
- Abusive relationship
- Rape / attempted rape
- Sexual abuse / sexually explicit scenes
The goal is to afford members of the community in attendance of our events to opt out of exposure to content they are not comfortable with.