Grand Opening
The Centre for Creative Writing and Oral Culture celebrated its grand opening on Wednesday, September 10, 2008.

The Centre is grateful to the many people who came out to support the inception of this unique and creative space.  Accomplished and aspiring writers and storytellers, alike, gathered alongside members of the general public, university executives, faculty, staff and students to celebrate this newest home for the written and spoken arts. 

Below are some photos of the evening, which included readings by published and student authors. 

Dr. Warren Cariou, Director of the Centre

     

Dr. Cariou with CCWOC Coordinator, Jessica Woolford

 

The night's readers:  Rody Gorman, Adam Kroeker, and Anna Lapointe

The Centre's board and staff:  (from left)
Rody Gorman, author and poet
Jessica Woolford, CCWOC Coordinator
Dr. Dennis Cooley, Board Member
Dr. Robin Jarvis Brownlie, Board Member
Dr. Warren Cariou, Director
Dr. Janice Ristock, Board Member
Dr. Renate Eigenbrod, Board Member
Dr. Alison Calder, Board Member
Susan Rich, Research Assistant

Speakers at the grand opening:  (from left)
Rody Gorman, author and poet
Anna Lapointe, writer and PhD student
Adam Kroeker, writer and MA student
Dr. David Barnard, University of Manitoba President
Dr. Richard Sigurdson, University of Manitoba Dean of Arts
Dr. Warren Cariou, Director of the Centre for Creative Writing and Oral Cultre