Membership

Do you have a passion for writing or know someone who does?

A membership with the Manitoba Writers’ Guild 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 both writers and readers.

Our members include poets and graphic novelists, journalists and non-fiction writers, bloggers and novelists, and all points in between and beyond. Many of our members are just embarking on their writing careers, while others are award-winning authors with extensive publication histories.

The Guild welcomes writers of all writing styles, levels, and experience.

Benefits

Discounts, exclusive access to programs, free McNally Robinson Reader Reward Card, subscription discounts,
and more!

Rates

See details about our rates for Regular, Youth, Student, Fixed Income, and Affiliate members.

Join

The Guild welcomes writers of all writing styles, levels, and experience. Join to get involved with your writing community!

Member News

Alison York

June 5, 2024

Alison M. York – A Serendipitous Book Launch

By Stacey Lupky Warm, inviting energy greeted the standing-room-only crowd gathered for the book launch of Alison York’s novel, Tartan Threads: Serendipity In Scotland. Throughout the event, hosted by the Manitoba Writer’s Guild, of which Alison is a member, Scotland played a welcoming role in bringing the crowd together. Scottish-themed dainties such as shortbread, scones and jam were on offer, while Scottish music gently lilted in the background. At the front of the room at …

Death at the Point cover

April 7, 2024

An Enchanting Book Launch

By Steve Oetting

The energy in the room was palpable. In spite of the bitter March wind that whistled through the streets of the Exchange District, the room reserved at ArtSpace on March 17 was well-populated by members of the Manitoba Writers’ Guild with a shared fondness for the book’s author. It was the book launch of Andy Dutfield’s Death at the Point.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. You can specify if the membership is for someone else when filling out the application form.

Directed donations provide sponsorships to individuals unable to purchase their own membership at this time.

The Guild has a fixed membership year that runs from July 1 to June 30. Unless otherwise noted, all annual memberships are valid from July 1st of the current year to June 30th of the next year.   Our current membership rates are as follows:                

  • Regular (age 19+) & Affiliate (outside of Manitoba) – $65.00 CAD                
  • Youth (age 18 and under) – $10.00 CAD                
  • Student / Fixed Income – $30.00 CAD  

After choosing your membership rate, complete the online application form and make your payment.   All three membership types provide the same benefits to its holder, except youth members cannot vote at the Manitoba Writers’ Guild Annual General Meeting, board, or committee meetings.

  • Reduced rates on workshops and masterclasses
  • Eligibility for exclusive access member-only programs
  • Writer profile promoted on our website (optional)
  • Share writing-related accomplishments in our newsletter (optional)
  • Free Reader Reward Card from McNally Robinson Booksellers ($25 value)
  • Discounts on subscriptions to

See the full list of benefits.

There are no pre-requisites! We welcome writers of all writing styles, levels, and experience.

The Guild has a fixed membership year that runs from July 1 to June 30. 

Unless otherwise noted, all annual memberships are valid from July 1st of the current year to June 30th of the following year.

typewriter next to teacup on saucer with bright window in the background Photo by Suzy Hazelwood: https://www.pexels.com/photo/white-and-gray-floral-ceramic-cup-and-saucer-near-black-typewriter-and-book-3047092/

Create a Profile

Writers of any level or interest can create a Member Profile on the MWGs website.

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