1. Thomas Pashko
2. Melissa Martin
3. Honourable mentions: Miriam Toews, David Bergen, Jen Zoratti
After seven years, University of Winnipeg (U of W) grad and author Jonny Symons was tired of waiting on a publisher to take a chance on him, so he took matters into his own hands.
Author Mark Leiren-Young investigates The Killer Whale Who Changed the World
One of the most common themes in art about Winnipeg is our tendency to self-mythologize.
August 11 to 14: Celebrating Icelandic culture
Four diverse and unusual libraries in Winnipeg
The Writer-in-Residence programs
Comedian Adam Schwartz writes his first book
What poetry slams mean to the local performance community
Emma Battell Lowman and Adam J. Barker, 145 pages, Fernwood Publishing, October 2015
Poet brings her body positive message to Winnipeg
Manitobans brought together through literature
By Wab Kinew, 273 pages, Penguin Canada, Released Sept 29
Words surround us everywhere, everyday.
This year, the Winnipeg International Writers Festival, Thin Air, celebrates words and the stories they tell.
No matter your job or your gender, everyone seems to have an opinion about women working in the sex industry.
If you’re a local bookworm, odds are good you’ve attended one of the many McNally Robinson book launches, held regularly by Peg-city scribes at the flagship Grant Park location. Novelist Trevin Thomas’s Puppy + Prey began as a Creative Communications project for the current Red River student, but quickly snowballed into something much bigger.
Embarking on a career in the arts can be daunting. Scratch that.
Last May, the first ever Writing Trans Genres: Emergent Literatures and Criticism conference was held in Winnipeg. On Feb. 28, the organizers of the conference are continuing the work that started over that spring weekend with a one-day symposium.
The act of writing can be tackled in at least two ways. First, there’s the option of sitting and letting the mind spin tales of wonder and far-off lands, yet only venturing as far as the kitchen to make a new pot of coffee. Or the writer can hurl themselves into a story regardless of where in the world it may take them, or how little logic the plan contains.
Getting fiction published isn’t easy, but Samantha Beiko has managed to pull it off.