Giller Short List

Giller Short List
French Exit by Patrick deWitt, Songs for the Cold of Heart by Eric Dupont, Washington Black by Esi Edugyan,Motherhood by Sheila Heti and An Ocean of Minutes by Thea Lim

Writing Guild Call for a New Member

Wanted: one new member for the Thunder Bay Writers Guild. The Guild is a well-established writing group of 12 members who meet monthly to critique each other’s work and to support and encourage each other in the writing process.

Requirements: to be actively writing and able to produce a polished piece of work (fiction or non-fiction, not poetry) to be critiqued every few months. Able to attend meetings at the college on the 2nd Monday of each month.

Interested? Please send 2 pieces of your work (fiction or non-fiction—between 1,500 - 3,000 words, no poetry) to Jack Shedden at

Deadline: Wednesday 31st October 2018

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Fun with Appliances

The Red Shoes writing group uses prompts. They meet at Northern Woman's Bookstore and so it is easy to reach for a book, open a page and choose a phrase.  One day, not long ago, up popped the words "washing machines" and so expanded to "appliances" and then the pens flew.

Samantha Najarro describes her two grand mothers, one Polish and the other Spanish. 

The members of the writing club and members of the audience shared their meditations on laundry, on treadle sewing machines, new fangled washing machines, dishwashing and so called "labour saving devices."

Katja Maki relates how that old treadle clothed her sisters until one sister took it over to become fashionable. 

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