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I'm delighted to announce that my play The Defence has won the 2019 Herman Voaden National Playwriting Contest. Along with the $15,000 award, the script received a professional three-day workshop at the Dan School of Music and Drama at Queen's University, followed by a staged reading at the... More

New Publication

Very pleased to announce the publication of The Marginal Ride Anthology that I co-edited with Tim Niedermann for Deux Voiliers Publishing. Contributors were Caroline Vu, Michael Mirolla, Ursula Pflug, Jerry Levy, Sang Kim, Geza Tatrallyay, Tim Niedermann and I. Click here for more information. More

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TWUC member Shelley A. Leedahl and Red Deer Press are pleased to announce that Leedahl's book, The Moon Watched it All (with illustrator Aino Anto) has won Gold in the All Ages Picture Book category of the Moonbeam Children's Book Awards. These awards identify the best annual children's books... More

New Publication

Here's the skinny: In 2016, my partner and I sold our 155-year-old stone cottage on Facebook. We shoved everything into a shipping container and assumed our new postal code would be romantically adjacent to a pinot noir vineyard in Prince Edward County, Ontario. Instead, our forwarding address (for... More

New Publication

Riveting, heartfelt, and unforgettable--TWUC's Shawn Gale has done it again. Book three of his acclaimed sci-fi/fantasy series, World of Dawn: The Great Reach, has blasted off. Check it out:https://www.amazon.ca/World-Dawn-Great-Shawn-Gale/dp/1796046108 More

Literary Reading or Event

Langham Court Theatre. 6PM October 20th. Staged reading of Gabriel Jason Dean's IN BLOOM, Winner of the inaugural Risk Theatre Modern Tragedy Competition. Directed by Michael Armstrong. Special Bonus: Book Launch of Edwin Wong's THE RISK THEATRE MODEL OF TRAGEDY. Click on the link for details. See... More

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Up until now, Sharon Berg has been known as a poet, but she is releasing two full books this month: one is short fiction, the other is history. The first, Naming the Shadows, is a collection of short fiction that includes two novelettes. It is published by the renown Ontario press, Porcupine's... More

New Publication

Lauren Carter's second novel, This Has Nothing To Do With You, has recently been released by Calgary's Freehand Books. Described by Angie Abdou as "an antidote to apathy and despair" and Sarah Selecky as "tender and devastating," the novel is the story of a brother and sister coming to terms with... More

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My debut work of literary criticism / playwriting THE RISK THEATRE MODEL OF TRAGEDY: GAMBLING, DRAMA, AND THE UNEXPECTED is in great company! Here's the blurb from the Readers' Favorite website: We receive submissions from independent authors, small publishers, and publishing giants such as Random... More

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Manitoba member Doreen Pendgracs was elected Preident of the Professional Writers' Association of Canada (PWAC) at PWAC's annual general meeting in Calgary on August 9, 2019. Pendgracs has been a member of PWAC since 1997. In addition to being a member of TWUC, she is also a member of the North... More

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