Creative writing in Manitoba.

Pamela Larner

Pam says…Moving to Beach Country a year and a half ago was like coming home. The Lake, the landscape, the lovely variety among the artistic people I have met here, all have encouraged me to become serious about my writing. Much of my inspiration comes from my teaching career, a life-changing period of which was spent in North Africa. More recent grist for the mill has come from my life and struggles as a wheel barrow farmer/B&B operator on a ten acre centennial farmstead in rural Manitoba.

Coming here, I brought along a folder of material I had composed over the years. The Lake Winnipeg Writers’ Group has provided support, enthusiasm and positive literary critique of these works and of my efforts composed since arriving here on Halloween 2012. Sharing one’s work with other writers enables one to see things from varied and often surprising perspectives. Sharing also motivates the writer to do better and more. It has been a pleasure to have my writing published in the LWWG’s twice-annual Voices.

My natural milieu seems to be the short story, although I am currently working at something that is looking more and more like a novel. At this point, I can’t imagine life without the daily and consuming challenge of translating thought into print.

Pam was our Featured Writer for May 2014.

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Annual General Meeting

Date: Saturday, December 1
12:30 – 3:30pm
Location: Henderson Public Library
1050 Henderson Hwy.
Winnipeg, MB
R2K 2M5, Canada
Description: All members are welcome to attend, have snack and finger food for lunch before LWWG executive elections and business is addressed.

Members are asked to consider nominations for executive positions. Executive possessions needed:

  • Secretary
  • Co-editor x2
  • Technology and Communications Director