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September 2, 2013

On The Same Page l Méira Cook, Writer-in-Residence

Which Book will get Manitoba On The Same Page?
Join us for readings on September 10 at 7 p.m. at McNally Robinson.
All nominated authors and illustrators will be on hand this evening
to read and discuss their work.
Choose the title Manitoba’s biggest book club will read for 2013 - 2014! 
Voters are also welcome to enter a prize draw to win all 4 nominated titles.
On The Same Page featured book? Vote here.
or cast a paper ballot at any Winnipeg Public Library. 
Poll closes Friday, September 13!

The House on Sugarbush Road
by Méira Cook

7 Generations: A Plains Cree Saga
by David Alexander Robertson & Scott B. Henderson

The Lucky Ones: African Refugees’ Stories of Extraordinary Courage
by Anne Mahon 

No One Must Know
by Eva Wiseman

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Méira Cook has been selected as the Winnipeg Public Library’s Writer-in-Residence. 

As an adopted Winnipegger, I feel lucky to have found a home in a city with so many resources for writers and artists.  The Millennium Library is, in many ways, an important focal point for the city’s writing community.

Méira Cook was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, and immigrated to Canada in the early 1990s. While she worked as a journalist in South Africa, she began writing poetry and fiction when she came to Canada. She has published four books of poetry, a novella, and a book of essays. The House on Sugarbush Road, her first full-length novel, was published last year and won the McNally-Robinson Manitoba Book of the Year Award. 

Established in 1985, the Library’s Writer-in-Residence program is a way for new, emerging, and established writers to have their manuscripts read and critiqued. 
Beginning October 1, copies of manuscripts may be dropped off at any Winnipeg Public Library branch, emailed, or mailed to: 
Writer-in-Residence, Reader Services, 251 Donald Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba  R3C 3P5 

Writers should include a cover letter containing a brief description of their writing background and the specific feedback they would like, as well as contact information including an email address. Submissions will not be returned.

Guidelines: 
typed in 12-point font and on one side of the page only 
(prose: double-spaced, poetry: single-spaced). 
Prose submissions should not exceed 15 pages; 
poetry submissions should not exceed six poems.

The program is co-sponsored by the Winnipeg Public Library Board, the Government of Manitoba, Friends of the Winnipeg Public Library, and the Manitoba Writers’ Guild.

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