Creative writing in Manitoba's Interlake.

Helma Rogue Raiders

H. RogueRaiders’ quirky joyous and exuberant perspective on life forms and life itself brings magic to her art. Be it arranging words to tell the story of her encounters with the resident snapping turtles or taking a paint brush loaded with colour to the canvas expressing the morning cacophony of water birds. To her own surprise she has executed her craft, on occasion, with sublime results. A colourful persona, Helma performs her own poetry engaging audiences with passion and wit.

Helma Rogge Rehders with her sister at Musi O Tunda Falls, Zamibia, 1978

Helma’s poetry submission to the Winnnipeg Free Press/The Writers’ Collective of Manitoba and received the First Prize for poetry in January 2014. Of late Helma is moonlighting as the BARD of local Interlake folklore, urban myths and never ending critter vignettes.

Helma was our Featured Writer for December 2014 and was also featured in March 2013.

Please visit Helma’s website to see more of her wonderful work.

First Place for poetry in the 2013 Winnipeg Free Press and The Writers’ Collective of Manitoba Writing contest.

Helma Rogge Rehder' paintint Rookery Bound


  • Katherena Vermette, a Métis writer of poetry, fiction and children’s literature. Her first book, North End Love Songs won the Governor General Literary Award, and Lena Chartrand Award for activism in poetry.
  • Kellie Kamryn is a retired elite gymnast and competitive coach. Winner of the RONE (Reward of Novel Excellence) Award for Best Erotica 2012.

Judge’s comments: A beautiful reminder that when life gives you lemons, you must surrender, and make a poem. ‘like tortured copper i meld’  Wonderful imagery throughout and capture our attention from the beginning. ‘the accidental hitchhiker etched in starry darkness’. Top notch!

View Helma’s Poetry:

Lullaby For a Potted Tree
Writing on the Lake
Lake Winnipeg Smoked Whitefish Dip





L.W.W.G. July Executive Meeting
Date:  Sunday, July 8th - 12:30pm
Location: Gaynor Family Regional Library, Selkirk.

Voices Submission

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Members' deadline for Voices submission
Date: Saturday, September 1st, 2018