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

Sunday, March 26, 2017


Join Hybrid author H. (Heather) Leighton Dickson and award winning author Jean E. Pendziwol for an extended workshop covering the mysterious and essential elements necessary for navigating a journey to traditional book publication.

The Workshop will focus on children's, YA, non-fiction and adult books. We'll explore everything from query letters, genres, #MSWL, agents, foreign rights and #pitmad, to author platforms, imprints, editors and more, We'll even fill you in on what a "hybrid" author stands for.

The workshop is sponsored by the Norhwestern Ontario Writers Workshop and will take place on Saturday April 29 from 10:00 to 3:00 at the Mary J. Black Library,  901 Edward St. S. The cost is 10$ For NOWW members and 40$ for non-members. (Which includes a one year's membership to NOWW.)  Please bring a brown bag lunch.

To register go to the NOWW website ( . Space is limited and sorry, no walk-ins.

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