Past Speakers, Events, Opportunities, and News (in reverse order):
SCHOLARSHIP: CD Howe Memorial Foundation Fellowships in Creative Writing & Oral Culture
The CD Howe Foundation, with contributions from the Manitoba Scholarship and Bursary Initiative, has established a fund at the University of Manitoba in support of the Centre for Creative Writing & Oral Culture. Two Fellowships, valued at approximately $11,000.00* each, will be offered to graduate students who are enrolled full-time in the Faculty of Graduate Studies, in a Masters or Doctoral degree program.
EXTENDED Deadline for Applications: Friday, June 15, 2018
"Memory Tricks" Writing Workshop with CCWOC's Winter 2018 Writer-in-Residence, DAVID BERGEN
January 31 - February 14, 2018
Call for Writer/Storyteller-in-Residence
The Centre for Creative Writing and Oral Culture
University of Manitoba
Deadline for Applications: November 17, 2017
In Conversation with Tanya Talaga
An evening with the author of Seven Fallen Feathers, hosted by CCWOC's Fall 2017 Writer-in-Residence, Jordan Abel
November 16, 2017
Poetry in the Planetarium – Pause inside the punctured pages of Jennifer Still’s projected poem Pollinia
Two poetry readings by CCWOC's Winter 2017 Writer-inResidence Jennifer Still, inside the astral dome of the Lockhart Planetarium
April 25, 2017
Funding Opportunity for U of M Graduate Students!
CD Howe Memorial Foundation Fellowships in Creative Writing & Oral Culture
Deadline for Applications: March 24, 2017
Bright Lights Bright Voice Workshop with Steven Ross Smith, CCWOC's Fall 2016 Writer-in-Residence
Covering all aspects of public presentation, including: Tuning your work for spoken presentation; rehearsal & visioning; stage fright; inner critic; warm-up; scouting the venue; breathing; microphone technique; framing; elocution; body; gesture; focus; final readings by participants.
March 12, 2016
The Decolonizing Lens Presents the Following Short Animated Films
With a Discussion with Filmmakers Warren Cariou and Jackie Traverse:
- MIA' (Amanda Strong, 2015, 8 min)
- EMPTY (Jackie Traverse, 2009, 5 min)
- FOUR FACES OF THE MOON (Amanda Strong, 2016, 11 min)
- HIPSTER HEADDRESSES (Amanda Strong, 2016, 1 min)
- MIA' (Amanda Strong, 2015, 8 min)
- PETROGRAPHY: THE MICHIF MEDIUM (Warren Cariou, 2016, 10 min)
- SPIRIT OF THE BLUEBIRD (Xstine Cook and Jesse Gouchey, 2011, 5 min)
- THE BEAR FACTS (Jonathan Wright, 2010, 4 min)
- TWO SCOOPS (Jackie Traverse, 2008, 3 min)
February 13, 2017
Cree Stories with LOUIS BIRD
Louis Bird (Pennishish) is a renowned Omushkego Cree Elder from Peawanuck, Ontario, nears James Bay. He has devoted his life to learning and performing the oral tradition of his Omushkego Cree People. He is much beloved as a mentor and friend to all who are interested in his Indigenous stories.
February 13, 15, and 16, 2017
Welcome Event and inaugural reading by CCWOC's Winter 2017 Writer-in-Residence, JENNIFER STILL.
“The Complete Works” – A film based on the work of bpNichol by Justin Stephenson
As well as Michael Ondaatje's "Sons of Captain Poetry"
Film Screening by Justin Stephenson, Hosted by Sound Poet Steven Ross Smith
December 6, 2016
Sound Poetry: A Cabaret
A talk and demonstration on the history and currency of sound poetry with Steven Ross Smith
November 23, 2016
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS:
2017 WRITER AND/OR STORYTELLER-IN-RESIDENCE
The Centre for Creative Writing and Oral Culture
EXTENDED Deadline for Applications: November 18, 2016
"Tonguing the Text": A Six-Week Workshop
With CCWOC's Fall 2016 Writer-in-Residence, Steven Ross Smith
Every Wednesday, from October 12 to November 16, 2016
CD Howe Memorial Foundation Fellowships
In Creative Writing & Oral Culture
Deadline for Applications: March 18, 2016
Social Justice Poetry Workshop with AMBER DAWN
March 6, 2016
Amber Dawn Reading and Book Signing of
How Poetry Saved My Life: A Hustler’s Memoir and Where the words end and my body begins
March 5, 2016
Welcome Event and inaugural talk by CCWOC's Winter 2016 Writer-in-Residence, JEANNE RANDOLPH
January 25, 2016
The Last of the Hunters / In Fading Light
A screening of the film, In Fading Light, and a reading from the extreme travel book, The Last of the Hunters, featuring a North East of England fishing community with CCWOC’s current Writer-in-Residence, Kitty Fitzgerald, and her partner, Peter Mortimer
December 2, 2015
Premiere of “WHAT ARE HUMAN RIGHTS?”
A documentary that highlights a winnipeg perspective on the philosophy of human rights
Produced by University of Manitoba students, faculty and staff, as well as the generous support of CCWOC and the Canada Research Chairs Program
November 26, 2015
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS for CCWOC's Fall 2016 Writer- and/or Storyteller-in-Residency
Residency Dates: September 6 to December 6, 2016
Deadline for Applications: November 13, 2015
Welcome Event for, and exclusive reading by, CCWOC's Fall 2015 Writer-in-Residence, KITTY FITZGERALD
September 23, 2015
CALL FOR PROPOSALS on “Environmental Ethics and Activism in Indigenous Literature and Film”
A special bilingual issue of the Canadian Review of Comparative Literature (CRCL)
Co-edited by CCWOC Director Warren Cariou, CCWOC Affiliate Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair, and Isabelle St-Amand
Click here for details in ENGLISH or FRENCH
Deadline for Proposals: February 1, 2015
Deadline for Final Submissions: July 15, 2015
World Premiere of Louise Wallwein's one-woman show, GLUE
CCWOC's beloved past resident Louise Wallwein is back in town and will perform the world premier of her one-woman show entitled GLUE. Mixing monologue, spoken word, live art and a sound score, GLUE tells the true story of Louise Wallwein and her first two meetings with her birth mother, three decades after being put up for adoption.
May 8, 2015
Intro to Video for Researchers Workshop with Teddy Zegeye-Gebrehiwot
April 15, 2015 - 1-3 pm
Telling Turtle Island: An Evening with Storytellers from Around the Continent
Featuring Dovie Thomason, Flora Zaharia (Sikotan), and Joe McLellan
BOOK LAUNCH: Garry “Morning Star” Raven’s Seven Teachings and More: Anishinaabeg share their traditional teachings with an Icelander, collected by Björk Bjarnadóttir and illustrated by Gerald Foster
With CCWOC Director Dr. Warren Cariou, Dr. Jefferey Taylor, Dr. Peter Kulchyski, Dr. Birna Bjarnadóttir
February 12, 2015
CCWOC’s Beatrice Mosionier Aboriginal Writer of the Year Award
Part of the 2014 Manitoba Book Awards
Deadline for Submissions: December 31, 2014
CCWOC's Fall 2013 Writers-in-Residence, Christine Fellows and John K. Samson
Warning! Poetry Lives Here: Enter at Your Own Risk
An Evening of Conversation and Readings in Celebration of World Poetry Day
Including CCWOC’s Winter 2014 Writer-in-Residence, LOUISE WALLWEIN, and many others
March 21, 2014
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.
“Ekphrastic Encounters” poetry workshop with 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 thanks its outgoing Winter 2013 Storyteller-in-Residence, CLARE MURPHY, for her excellent work with us
"Ekphrastic Encounters: Animating Art with Words"
A workshop with former CCWOC Writer-in-Residence Sally Ito and CCWOC Affiliate Jennifer Still in which participants offered poetic responses to the University of Manitoba's School of Art Gallery's "Re-configuring Abstraction" exhibit. Listen to the 2012 ekphrasis poets here.
CCWOC announces its Winter 2013 Storyteller-in-Residence, CLARE MURPHY
CCWOC thanks its out-going Fall 2012 Writer-in-Residence, Sally Ito
CCWOC affiliate Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair and CCWOC Director Warren Cariou, co-editors of Manitowapow, win this year's On the Same Page contest, through which readers selected Manitowapow as the book for all Manitobans to read in 2013
CCWOC Director Dr. Warren Cariou and Dr. Neil McArthur of the Centre for Professional and Applied Ethics begin working on a documentary entitled WHAT ARE HUMAN RIGHTS? 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)
Water in Canadian First Nations: A Symposium in The Pas, Manitoba
Thousands of Canadian First Nation homes have no running water and about one in seven First Nation communities has tap water that is unfit to drink.Professors, university students, and members of 10 Manitoba First Nations gathered in The Pas, Manitoba May 9-10, 2012, for a research planning symposium on the health impacts of inadequate drinking water and sanitation. Participants concluded that overcoming barriers to accessible water in First Nation communities will require effective social action, water and sanitation treatment plants designed for community growth, improved training programs for water testing and improved community planning for piping water to homes and retrofitting homes.
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)