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

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The 2017 Man Booker shortlist


Ali Smith

The Short List is short and very interesting. I read Autumn by Ali Smith in one sitting. It's  a mesmerizing novel in which post Brexit malaise hovers in the background.   I have also read works by both George Saunders and Paul Auster but not those on the list.  Saunders and Auster are both Americans as is Emily Fridlund. Her book, History of Wolves is set in the woods of Northern Minnesota. I have to read it! And soon. The others will fall into my hands sooner or later. Until 2014, The Man Booker prize was open only to writers from the Commonwealth, Ireland and Zimbabwe. Since then it is available to any author who writes in English and whose book is published  in the UK. 

4321 by Paul Auster (Faber & Faber)
History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund (Weidenfeld & Nicolson)

Exit West by Mohsin Hamid (Hamish Hamilton)
Elmet by Fiona Mozley (JM Originals, John Murray)
Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders (Bloomsbury)
Autumn by Ali Smith (Hamish Hamilton)

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