October 25, 2009

Prairie Fire Press' "Home Place 3: Part 2" Launch

Back to our own home grown writers...

Prairie Fire Press is inviting everyone to come to the launch and celebration of "Home Place 3", Thursday November 5 at McNally Robinson Booksellers' Grant Park location, in the Travel Alcove. Readings start at 7:00 pm. It is free to the public.

This is part two of a special two-part issue of Prairie Fire celebrating Winnipeg's fiction writers.

Giving short readings that evening are Steve Benstead, Todd Besant, Warren Cariou, Sharon Chisvin, Anita Daher, Elizabeth Denny, David Elias, Hedy Heppenstall, Mary Horodyski, Faith Johnston, Esme Claire Keith, Barbara Romanik, James Scoles, Niigonwedom James Sinclair, Katherena Vermette, Andrea von Wichert and John Weir.

Join the writers for cake and coffee after the reading. I hope it will be the delicious carrot cake served after the launch of "Home Place 2" in 2008. I had a story in that issue and remember the launch as being a lot of fun. Writers always love to meet their readers.

It sometimes happens that meeting an author stirs the "I can do that, too" spirit in a reader. Well, maybe you can. Prairie Fire Press, in conjunction with McNally Robinson Booksellers, is hosting its annual poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction contests.

In each category: 1st prize $1,250, 2nd prize $500, 3rd prize $250.

For information and guidelines contact:
Prairie Fire Press
Phone: (204) 943-9066
Deadline: November 30, 2009

The $31 entry fee entitles you to a one-year (4 issue) subscription to Prairie Fire. Nothing to lose. Give it a shot.

Have a great day. How can you miss - you're in Winnipeg!