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 no5rdnorth@gmail.com

Deadline: Wednesday 31st October 2018

Great Opportunity for Writers

Great Opportunity for Writers
For more information, see article below

Thursday, June 9, 2016

First Nations People and Librairies

Resolutions passed by the Liberal Party at their convention in May. This blog does not, as a rule, use political content but I felt this was an important step to make sure all Canadians have access to public libraries. Please read the resolutions and you will see how much is is needed. The local law school also has a book collection for First Nations communities. Please support these initiatives (no matter what your politics.) Every child should have access to a library.
At the Liberal Party of Canada Convention in Winnipeg, Manitoba in May 2016 the following resolution was adopted unanimously:
WHEREAS every Canadian deserves access to a local public library;
WHEREAS an estimated 85% of Canadian First Nations communities do not have a local public library;
WHEREAS most Canadians know that a strong public library provides an opportunity to improve ongoing learning skills, literacy skills and social skills;
WHEREAS most First Nations are dependent on Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada for program funding, and 
WHEREAS Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada has zero programs to support public libraries;
BE IT RESOLVED that the Liberal Party of Canada supports the establishment of public library services in Aboriginal communities.
The NRC understands that the federal government is not bound by party policy. But we believe this is a great sign of broad-based support for the cause of strengthening public libraries for First Nations, Metis and Inuit people in Canada.

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