Past Speakers, Events, and News (in reverse order):
BOOK LAUNCH: Birk Sproxton: A Tribute
Hosted by Christian Riegel, this event will feature appearances from family members Lorraine Sproxton and Mark Sproxton; readings from contributors Kimmy Beach, Alison Calder, and Dennis Cooley; and presentations by David Arnason and Warren Cariou
November 15, 2013
Elisabeth de Mariaffi Reading - September 27, 2013
MÉIRA COOK is selected as the Winnipeg Public Library's Writer-in-Residence for 2013-2014.The University of Manitoba is chosen as the home of the National Research Centre for Residential Schools.
CCWOC Board Member ROBIN JARVIS BROWNLIE launches her latest book, Finding a Way to the Heart: Feminist Writings on Aboriginal and Women’s History in Canada. To learn more about her book, please turn to page 16 of Research Life's Winter 2013 issue HERE.
CCWOC affiliate NIIGAANWEWIDAM JAMES SINCLAIR wins the Paul Stanwood prize for the best dissertation in UBC's Department of English at his graduation ceremony.
Winners and nominees of the 2013 Manitoba Book Awards are announced, including three CCWOC affiliates: MEIRA COOK, who won the McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award for her novel, The House on Sugarbush Road, DENNIS COOLEY, who won the Lifetime Achievement Award, and JONATHAN BALL, who won the Aqua Lansdowne Prize for Poetry for his work, The Politics of Knives.
CCWOC Board Member RENATE EIGENBROD, along with Cheryl Suggashie of Pikangikum First Nation, co-hosted a creative writing workshop to help indigenous youth find their inner voices as writers. To learn more about that workshop, please click HERE.
Winnipeg playwright CAROLYN GRAY becomes the Manitoba Writers' Guild's new Executive Director.
On November 21, 2013, the Centre for Creative Writing and Oral Culture hosted “Ekphrastic Encounters”, a poetry workshop co-facilitated by CCWOC's Fall 2012 Writer-in-Residence SALLY ITO and CCWOC Affiliate and Poet JENNIFER STILL. To hear some recordings that stemmed from that workshop, including a reading by CCWOC's Winter 2013 Storyteller-in-Residence, CLARE MURPHY, please click HERE.
On April 16, 2013, Canadian Poetries published a conversation about ekphrasis with former CCWOC Writer-in-Residence SALLY ITO and with CCWOC affiliate and poet JENNIFER STILL. Please click here to read that interview.
CCWOC wishes to thank its outgoing Winter 2013 Storyteller-in-Residence, CLARE MURPHY, for her excellent work with us.
To learn more about what it's like to be a professional storyteller, click here to watch an interview of CCWOC's Winter 2013 Storyteller-in-Residence, CLARE MURPHY, on CTV Morning Live.
Congratulations to CCWOC Office Assistant, JENNIFER STILL, on receiving the Banff Centre Bliss Carman Poetry Award for her winning poem, "Spiny Oakworm" in the annual Prairie Fire-McNally Robinson writing competition. Well done, Jenn!
In November, former CCWOC Writer-in-Residence Sally Ito and CCWOC Affiliate Jennifer Still offered a workshop entitled "Ekphrastic Encounters: Animating Art with Words," in which participants offered poetic responses to the University of Manitoba's School of Art Gallery's "Re-configuring Abstraction" exhibit. CCWOC invites you to listen to the 2012 ekphrasis poets reading their poems here.
CCWOC is pleased to announce its Winter 2013 Storyteller-in-Residence, CLARE MURPHY. Clare will be in residence with us from January to April 2013. For more information about Clare and how to reach her for a FREE CONSULTATION, please click here.
Congratulations to Méira Cook, a former CCWOC writer-in-residence, for winning the inaugural Walrus Poetry Prize. Her prize-winning poem, “The Devil’s Advocate,” will appear in the December 2012 issue of the Walrus.
Congratulations to CCWOC affiliate Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair and CCWOC Director Warren Cariou, co-editors of Manitowapow, which won this year's On the Same Page contest! Readers have selected Manitowapow as the book for all Manitobans to read during On The Same Page 2012-13!
CCWOC invites you to enjoy recordings of Yiddish stories and poems by women writers, read and recorded by members of the Winnipeg Yiddish Women’s Reading Circle, in collaboration with CCWOC. Please click here to listen to these wonderful works!
WHAT ARE HUMAN RIGHTS? Many of us take our rights and privileges as citizens and as individuals for granted, and yet there is much political and social debate surrounding the many definitions of human rights. The Centre's Dr. Warren Cariou, along with Dr. Neil McArthur of the Centre for Professional and Applied Ethics, set out to investigate this issue in a documentary that asks, "What are human rights?" For more information about this work in progress, please click here. To see a clip of this documentary, please click here.
Wine & Words: New Writings
Including CCWOC Director Warren Cariou and CCWOC Storyteller-in-Residence Clare Murphy, Former CCWOC Writer-in-Residence, Sally, Ito, as well as Kit Pearson, Waubgeshig Rice, Ellen Peterson, David Alexander Robertson, Chandra Mayor, Susie Moloney, Michael Minor, Katherine Thorsteinson, Breanna Muir, Julienne Isaacs, K.I. Press, Kim MacRae, Ariel Gordon, Joanne Epp, Teresa-Lee Cooke, Kendra Jones, and Talia Pura
On The Same Page event
Celebrating Manitowapow with readings from CCWOC Director Warren Cariou, Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair, David McLeod, Gregory Scofield, and a surprise appearance from Percy Tuesday
Clare Murphy (past storyteller-in-residence - winter 2013)
Sally Ito (past writer-in-residence - fall 2012)
Patrick Ryan (past storyteller-in-residence - fall 2011)
Méira Cook (past writer-in-residence)
Ignatius Mabasa (past writer-in-residence)Cree Stories: An Evening with Joseph Boyden,
Roberta Kennedy (past writer-in-residence - winter 2010)Storytelling Circle with Roberta Kennedy
Jan Andrews (past writer-in-residence - fall 2009)
Armin Wiebe (past writer-in-residence - fall 2008)
Gregory Scofield (past writer-in-residence - fall 2007)