ABOUT THE LAKE WINNIPEG WRITERS’ GROUP
Meet our 2016 slate of officers:
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- President: Jeanne Gougeon
- Vice-President: Marlene Ness
- Secretary: Pamela Larner
- Treasurer: Debra Dusome
- Membership Director: Ruth Asher
- Publication Director: Tyra Masters-Heinrichs
- Voices Editor: Maurice Guimond
- Contest Directors: Jeanne Gougeon, Marlene Ness, Tyra Masters-Heinrichs
- Webmaster : Marlene Ness
We hold our monthly meetings, slams and writing events at various locations in the Interlake.
A Message From Our President...
Winter is on our doorstep, along with another great issue of Voices. This issue of Voices contains the winning entries of our contest, as well as a grab bag of beautiful offerings from our members. Thanks to all who have contributed and a special congratulations to our contest winners.
With regret, we announce that there will be no Write on the Lake contest for 2017. Our contest is run by members who volunteer their time and effort. This fall, we were unable to find enough volunteers to form a contest committee. Therefore, we cancelled the contest for next year. Many thanks to all those who have participated on this committee in the past.
The Lake Winnipeg Writers’ Group has had a very busy spring and summer this year with our spring launch of Voices, our 20th anniversary celebration, our poetry workshop with Di Brandt and our continued involvement with the poetry slam at the Ship ‘N’ Plough in Gimli. In September we also participated in the Winnipeg Beach Scape Beachfest.
Our upcoming events include our fall launch of Voices at McNally Robinson on November 20th, and our Annual General Assembly, slated for November 26th. All members are invited to attend this very important annual assembly. Our last Free Fall Open Mike poetry slam of the year will be held on December 14 at the Ship ‘N’ Plough. The fun begins at 7:30 and everyone, including non-members, are invited to attend.
I have enjoyed working with members for three years as the president of the Lake Winnipeg Writers’ Group. This is my last year since I am stepping down at the AGM on November 26th of this year. Thanks to all the people who have assisted me in my endeavors as president. A special thanks to all who have sat on the executive committee during that time.
We will require more members to join the executive committee for next year. Some of our directors have devoted several years to this group and need to step down for personal reasons. Please consider joining this very supportive and dynamic group of volunteers. If you wish to join, contact us through our web site at lwwg.ca I wish everyone a great winter.
Keep reading and writing.