Book Launch

Becoming a published author is undeniably a memorable experience for every writer, whether for the first time or the twentieth time. Launching that newly published book into the world of readers comes a close second.

The Manitoba Writers’ Guild is thrilled to offer a new program whereby members with a recently published book can launch their literary achievement in the artistic surroundings of Winnipeg’s thriving Exchange District. 

All of our members with published books, whether self-published, indie press published, or traditionally published are eligible for this member benefit.

If you are interested in learning more about the program or having your book launched, please email.

How to Apply

  1. All MWG members who have published a book within the current and previous year are eligible to apply for a book launch.
  2. A Call for Applications will be sent to all members in mid-November and mid-May every year.
  3. These applications will request information about the book, a brief author bio, and a photo of the author, and the book cover, front and back, as well as your preferences about the launch: refreshments, format, technology, etc.
  4. Within a week of the deadline, dates for the launches will be negotiated between authors and the book launch coordinator.
  5. After the date has been agreed, you will be asked to sign an author’s agreement with the MWG and to pay an administrative fee of $25. 

If you have any questions, please contact  and put Book Launch in the subject line.

Applications closed.

Program News

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December 17, 2023

Living Life in a Train Wreck No Longer

by Sharon Hamilton

Launch of Wandering Thoughts by John Oross

Ron Hore and Den Valdron at Ron Hore's book launch

December 10, 2023

Get That Blasted Cat Off My Typewriter!

By Sharon Hamilton

Launch of R. J. Hore’s The Toltec Trilogy November 19 2023

bill massey of poet's and pioneers banner

December 3, 2023

So What Will I Do? I’ll Write a Poem.

By Sharon Hamilton

Launch of Bill Massey’s Book of Poets and Pioneers


Bill Massey - November 12, 2023

Bill Massey – November 12, 2023

Bob Chrismas - October 28, 2023

Bob Chrismas – October 28, 2023

Videos created by MWG Volunteer Aidan Billard Dooley.


Yes. Applicants must have an active Membership with the Manitoba Writers’ Guild when they apply to the Book Launch program.

An administration fee of $25 is applicable for approved applicants, and is due when the agreed launch date is scheduled.

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