October 4, 2009

Prairie Fire Press Presents

Didn't get your fill of authors? Not to worry.

On Thursday, Oct. 8, Prairie Fire Press, publishers of Winnipeg's highly respected literary magazine Prairie Fire, is inviting you to readings by John Barton, editor of The Malahat Review, and local writers Clarise Foster and Ariel Gordon. This event will take place at McNally Robinson Booksellers' Grant Park location (travel alcove). Reading starts at 7:00 PM and is free.

Want to know more. Okay. Barton has also published nine books of poetry and five chapbooks. Foster, editor of Contemporary Verse 2, is the author of two collections of poetry. Gordon has recently published chapbooks and her work has appeared in literary magazines.

Sounds like a great evening's line up. Come on down and enjoy!

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!

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