From the Manitoba Writers’ Guild newsletter:
NOVEL WRITING CLUB: CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS
In collaboration with the Manitoba Writers’ Guild, Winnipeg Public Library will be hosting a novel writing club to offer emerging novelists the opportunity to work with a mentor for a seven month period. At monthly meetings, a facilitator will meet with participants to address their concerns, provide inspiration and advice, and offer ideas and suggestions. The objective is for all participants to complete the first draft of a novel by the last meeting in June.
The program is intended as an opportunity for writers who are prepared to commit to monthly meetings. Applications are open to those who have not participated in WPL’s critique circles during the past year. There is no charge to participants.
The Novel Writing Club will be facilitated by Chadwick Ginther.
Chadwick Ginther is the author of Thunder Road (Ravenstone Books), a fantasy in which the larger-than-life personalities and monsters of Norse mythology lurk hidden in Manitoba. His short stories have appeared in On Spec, Tesseracts and the Fungi anthology from Innsmouth Free Press. His reviews and interviews have appeared in Quill and Quire, The Winnipeg Review, and Prairie Books NOW.
Meetings will take place at Millennium Library, Carol Shields Auditorium on Tuesdays, 6-9 p.m.
November 25, December 16, 2014 and January 13, February 10, March 10, April 7, May 5, and June 9, 2015. A wrap-up event presenting an opportunity for writers to read aloud from their work will be scheduled for June.
Interested writers are encouraged to complete the application and submit it via email to firstname.lastname@example.org starting November 1, 2014. Applications will be accepted until November 14, 2014.
*Applicants must be available for all scheduled meetings.
Participants will be selected based on factors including:
strength of the submission
a two sentence idea pitch
timeliness of the application