The Mennonite Literary Society is pleased to announce the $500 prize winners of the Taboo Literary contest. Suitably “Found Money” by John Toone was awarded the poetry prize, ”Smile” by Elizabeth Ross the fiction prize, and “The Devil’s in her Mind” by Sierra Skye Gemma the non-fiction prize.
The judges made their selection from entries that did not include the names of the writers. Thanks to our judges Lorna Crozier (poetry), Armin Wiebe (Fiction) and Andreas Schroeder (non-fiction). The winning entries will be published this fall in Rhubarb Magazine's Power and Politics Issue.
McNally Robinson Booksellers and ECW Press present Governor General's award winning poet Jacob Scheier with special guests Di Brandt & John Toone. Reading on Thursday, April 25 @ 7:30 pm.
I wrote this poem called riverboat gambler. And now it appears in the Winter issue of Contemporary Verse 2. Now that's something to smile about.
This fall, over 700 schools received free copies of Catch That Catfish! and Hope and the Walleye. And now, these posters are finding their way into teacher's mail cubbies . . . thanks to Fish Futures Inc. and the Manitoba Fisheries Enhancement Fund.
tip #1 - proofread poster!
hawking wares in the bazaar, that is where you will find me.
Thank you to Anne Nesbitt, a volunteer with the Deep Bay Artist in Residence Program at Clear Lake.
"He thinks that, nowadays, prairie culture, particularly in Manitoba, is more defined by lake life than by farm life."
Thanks to the Manitoba Arts Council and the Friends of Riding Mountain National Park, I will be at Clear Lake for the week of August 6th staying in a log cabin built in 1934 for RCAF pilots. I'll be working on poems from a new series called The Lake. Click here for event information.
The Winnipeg Review has published three poems from my new work Shot in the Woods. Click here and read the Summer Issue - This is Your Brain on Books.
"Winnipeg musicians pay tribute to Golden State-based and related bands Operation Ivy, Screeching Weasel and The Runaways this Saturday at the Pyramid Cabaret. Dubbed Oh! California!, the summertime show serves as a fundraiser for Call*Response."
Read more of Jared Story's article Good vibes from the Golden State in the current issue of Uptown Magazine.