Creative writing in Manitoba.


We wish to thank everyone who took the time to enter the LWWG Write On the Lake Contest 2015!  Congratulations to our winners…

Winners, Adult Poetry category:

1st Place: Marlene Ness, Conduit
2nd Place: Patricia Narynski, Coffin Carpenter
Hon mention: Patricia Narynski, Magpie

Winners, Adult Fiction category:

1st Place: Chuck Lovatt, Fear of Flying
2nd Place: Linda Lafontaine, The Changing of the Guard
Hon mention: Linda Lafontaine, The Double Walkers

Meet this year’s Judges…

Kevin Spenst was our 2015 judge for the Adult Poetry category. He is the author of Jabbering with Bing Bong (Anvil Press, Spring 2015), a coming of age narrative of growing up “post-Mennonite” in Vancouver’s suburb of Surrey. He’s also the author of the chapbooks Pray Goodbye (the Alfred Gustav Press), Retractable (the serif of nottingham), Happy Hollow and the Surrey Suite (self-published), What the Frag Meant (100 tetes press) and Surrey Sonnets (JackPine press). His work has recently appeared in BafterC, Poetry is Dead, and the anthology Best Canadian Poetry 2014. Visit Kevin’s website at

Bev_Sandell_GreenbergBev Sandell Greenberg was our 2015 judge for the Adult Fiction category. She is a Winnipeg writer and editor. Her fiction can be found in several Canadian and American literary magazines, such as The Nashwaak Review, The Knight Journal and Prairie Fire. Her novel manuscript Magda’s Five Men received a Letter of Distinction from the Humber School for Writers. Bev’s non-fiction publication credits include Mix Magazine, Herizons Newest Review, Uptown, Lilith, The Globe & Mail and Room. She currently reviews book for the Winnipeg Free Press and writes articles about authors for Prairie Books NOW.

Next year, for the first time ever L.W.W.G. will be offering an electronic entry and payment option for our contest, making it quicker and more convenient to enter our Write on the Lake 2016!  We invite you to participate, and submit your writing.

Due to a small number of entries in the Youth, Photography, and Non-fiction categories this year, those streams of the contest were closed.



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