News & Events

  • Upcoming Workshops

    World Building Workshop with Den Valdron in the classroom on August 19 from 9:30-noon. Members: $50 Non-members: $65
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    Teen Writers Workshop with Casia Schreyer in Steinbach, August 26 from 10-4. $50
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    Elementary, My Dear Watson, Mystery Writing Workshop with Catherine Hunter on September 23, from 10-4 Members: $85 Non-members: $110
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    Nature Writing Workshop on September 30, from 10-4 at Oak Hammock Marsh (carpooling available, contact Guild office). Members: $65 Non-members: $100 Student/Low Income: $35
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    Graphic Novel Writing Workshop with Scott Henderson on October 14 from 10-4. Members: $65 Non-members: $100 Student/Low Income: $35/(non-memeber) $45
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    More on the horizon. Keep checking.

  • Upcoming Events

    Readings in our classroom, the evening of August 24th by Chadwick Ginther, Margaret Sweatman and Jason Stefanik, during Lost In Art_Space. Tickets are $40 at the door or on-line at There will be a beer bar and sandwiches from King and Bannatyne.

    On September 14 from 7-9, we will be hosting an In Good Company event with Doreen Pendgracs, who will talk about PWAC (Professional Writers Association of Canada). This is a free-to-members event ($5.00 for non-members) that should be informative and entertaining.

    Save the date: Our AGM will be held on Sunday, October 22 at 1pm. Location to be announced.

    Sheldon Oberman Mentorship Program: We are now accepting submissions to the program. Deadline will be November 15, 2017. Since funds are tight, we will only be accepting 3 applicants, this year. Good luck to all applicants!

    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)

  • Current Board Members

    We have a list of the current board members here.

    The MWG is seeking a volunteer to take over the Financial Chair’s position. This person does not necessarily need to be a member, but they must have the skills this positions requires. Please contact any board member, call or email the office if you are interested in this position.

  • Public Reading Grant Program

    The Manitoba Arts Council will be taking over the Public Reading Grant Program. They have not yet provided the link to the information on their site, but we will share that as soon as it becomes available.

  • New Office Hours

    Please note: we do not currently have any staff members, and the office is open thanks to our volunteers. If you would like to help keep the office available to members, please call or drop an email.

    Tuesday: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
    Wednesday: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
    Friday 10:00 am: – 2:00 pm
    *If you are planning to come by the Guild offices, please call first to make sure volunteers haven’t stepped out of the office.

    The offices of the Manitoba Writers’ Guild are located on the second floor of Artspace (The Gault Building), right across the street from Old Market Square park. SEE MAP

  • New Website on the way

    We have successfully gained access to the original MWG website, and have moved it to a Manitoba server. Kudos to the old host, BlackSun hosting in Saskatchewan. Their support staff was great through the whole process, even though they were helping us leave. And big thanks to Rod Salm (, our new host, for giving us an initial price break, plenty of help, and going above and beyond on the long weekend.

    Preparations are underway for a completely new site that will be far easier for volunteers and staff to update and keep members informed. We will update the current site as necessary, but please be patient for the full plan. Any new features or enhancements will be added once the new site is launched.

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