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February 25, 2010

Writers' Union and Canadian Mennonite University

The Writers' Union of Canada (TWUC) is offering Secure Footing in a Changing Literary Landscape, a Professional Development Symposium for writers in all phases of their careers.

Authors Betsy Warland and Ross Laird will outline the current changes in the industry; explore innovative digital opportunities; and discuss the creativity and economics of a writer's life.

TWUC Executive Director Deborah Windsor will discuss authors' contracts in the digital age.


This full-day event is designed to address the creative and financial questions that arise as writers navigate print-based and digital landscapes. The symposium also explores the importance of and need for writers to develop their own writing community.

Date: Monday, March 1
Location: University of Winnipeg
491 Portage Avenue, 3rd Floor, Room 3R40
Cost: $45 (includes lunch)
Space is limited
Details/Registration: http://writersunion.ca/ww_prodevelopment.asp



The School of Writing at Canadian Mennonite University is offering courses for writers of many skill and experience levels in a supportive and challenging environment.

Instructors:
Margaret Sweatman (fiction)
Barbara Nickel (poetry)
Joanne Klassen (life writing)
Anita Daher (writing for children & young adults)


Dates: May 10-14, 2010
Application deadline: March 1
Cost: $520 (includes some meals)
Bursaries are available.
Details: www.cmu.ca/schoolofwriting or email schoolofwriting@cmu.ca


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

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