A Blue Pencil Session with Gretchen Derige has been arranged for Sunday, November 26 from 2-4 pm. We can take 6 participants so please contact the Guild office to reserve your spot (204-944-8013). Participants should email () up to 10 pages of fiction you would like critiqued at least a week before the session, so Gretchen can review your work and give advice on Nov. 26th. No poetry for this session, please. We will have a facilitator for a Poetry Blue Pencil Session in the new year.
Pajama Party! We’ve been throwing around the idea of a 24 hour writing marathon during NaNoWriMo. We’ve booked the classroom for November 18/19 from noon on Saturday until noon on Sunday. For a $5-$10 fee, we will provide beverages (non-alcoholic), chili (a pot with meat and one without) and buns, baking and munchies, as well as toast and muffins for breakfast. Please let the Guild office know if you are interested in participating in this fun writing event. We can probably accommodate 10 participants.
Holiday Get Together. We’re planning a seasonal get-together in early December where members can mingle with people from some of the other arts organizations in the building as well as members from the national organization, The Writers Union of Canada (TWUC). It will be a free event, but we are not adverse to party-goers bringing a plate of dainties or other snack-type donation! Beverages, hot and cold, will be provided. Look to our Facebook page for details a bit later in the months.
Public Reading Grants: The Manitoba Arts Council will be taking over the administration of the program. A link will be provided soon, or you can contact Martine Friesen ( ) or the MAC office at 204-945-8630)