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 Spotlight

David Yerex Williamson at Bay black and white portrait

February 2, 2023

David Yerex Williamson

David Yerex Williamson is a poet living in northern Manitoba on the bank the Nelson River. Some of his work has appeared in The Dalhousie Review, The New Quarterly, The Antigonish Review, Prairie Fire, and Contemporary Verse 2 but a lot of his work does not appear anywhere. Through Disassembled Houses of Perfect Stones, his first full length poetry collection, was released by At Bay Press in March, 2022. When not teaching, writing or drawing, …

Member News

book cover - the day I ceased to being by Kamal Malaker and Readers Favourite 5 stars award

December 31, 2023

Author’s New Book Receives a Warm Literary Welcome

Readers’ Favorite announces the review of the Non-Fiction – Memoir book “The Day I Ceased to Being” by Kamal Malaker, currently available at Amazon

john oross

December 17, 2023

Living Life in a Train Wreck No Longer

by Sharon Hamilton

Launch of Wandering Thoughts by John Oross

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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