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Writing the Family: A Workshop with Joanne Arnott


This workshop will draw on the drama within the mysteries and memories of our lives. Whether you are writing for healing and commemoration, for creative celebrations, or for cash, this interactive writing workshop will help to develop confidence in your voice and skills as a writer. This workshop is suitable for all skill levels.

When: Wednesday, October 9 | 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Where: SWG Office | 1150-8th Avenue, Regina, SK
Fees: $35 for SWG members; $45 for non-members; $25 for students
         (all prices subject to GST)


Joanne Arnott is a Metis/mixed-blood writer, originally from Winnipeg, living on the west coast since 1982. Her first book, Wiles of Girlhood, won the Gerald Lampert Award for best first book of poetry (1992). She has published six additional books. She will be reading from her newest collection A Night for the Lady (Ronsdale 2013). Mother to six young people, all born at home, Joanne is a founding member of the Aboriginal Writers Collective West Coast, has served on the National Council of The Writers Union of Canada, and continues to volunteer with the Author’s Committee, The Writers Trust of Canada. Watch for her forthcoming book from Kegedonce Press: Halfling Spring. She hosts two occasional blogs, Vera Manuel Tribute and Joanne Arnott and a storyteller’s e-group.

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To register for this workshop, please contact Melanie (SWG Aboriginal Program Coordinator) at (306)791-7744 or swgap@skwriter.com.

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