Book Girl’s Big Read Writing Contest
Book Girl has opened a writing contest for listeners of LU Radio to celebrate LU Radio’s Fund Drive, March 2013. Listen to CILU live at 102.7 FM or stream online at luradio.ca.
Manuscripts should be delivered or mailed to:
707 Oliver Road,
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 2H8
Contest Opens March 1, 2013 – Closes April 15, 2013
Winning entries will be:
Book Girl’s Big Read airs every Thursday morning from 8:00 to 9:00 am on CILU 102.7 FM
NOWW is now accepting submissions for our e-Writer in Residence program. From February 25 until May 31, 2013, Northwestern Ontario-based writers and all NOWW members in good standing may submit their writing for an in-depth, critical review by Marilyn Dumont. For guidelines and eligibility, please click here.
NOWW warms up your winter with a sizzling hot reading featuring Joan Baril, Tessa Soderberg, and Alan Wade. We will also be having a poetry open mic, so bring along a poem to share! Readings are free and open to the public, so come on our and show your support for local writers!
Brodie Library (216 Brodie St S, Thunder Bay) at 7 p.m., Tuesday February 19, 2013.
Nominations are open for the 2013 Literary Awards: the Elizabeth Kouhi Award for outstanding contributions to the literature of Northwestern Ontario; and for the Sheila Burnford Builders Award, which can be awarded to an individual or an organization.
Please send a one-page letter stating the category, the nominee’s name, and why your nominee is deserving to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 1, 2013. Nominees need not be members of NOWW. The awards will be made at NOWW’s Literary Awards Party May 11, 2013. Past winners of the Elizabeth Kouhi Award are: Elizabeth Kouhi, Elinor Barr, Charles Wilkins, Thunder Bay Writers Guild, Rosalind Maki, Penny Petrone, Mary Frost, Jean E. Pendziwol, Dorothy Colby, Hazel Fulford, Joan Skelton, Bill MacDonald, and Sharon Irvine. Past winners of the Sheila Burnford Builders Award are: Thunder Bay Public Library, Sleeping Giant Writers Festival, Barb Matousek and Wendy MacDonald of the Sioux Lookout Literacy Committee, and the Founders of NOWW: Deborah deBakker, Rosalind Maki, Jim Foulds and Charles Wilkins.
In both cases, the award will not be made if, in the opinion of the Awards Committee, there is no suitable candidate.
NOWW is pleased to present Intro to Personal Essay: A Workshop with Susan Goldberg
This workshop is free and open to writers of all levels
Waverley Library Auditorium (285 Red River Road, Thunder Bay)
Tuesday, February 5, 2013, 7 pm
NOWW is pleased to introduce our e-Writer in Residence for 2013, Marilyn Dumont.
Marilyn Dumont is of Cree/Métis ancestry. Since 1985, Marilyn has been published in numerous Canadian literary journals, and her work has been widely anthologized as well as broadcast on radio and television. Her first collection won the 1997 Gerald Lampert Memorial Award, presented by the League of Canadian Poets, for the best first collection of poetry that year by a Canadian writer. Her second collection won the 2001 Stephan G. Stephansson Award from the Writer’s Guild of Alberta. Marilyn has taught at Simon Fraser University and Kwantlen University-College in Vancouver and at the University of Alberta, Edmonton. She has also worked in video production as an intern with the National Film Board.