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Providence Bay Writers' Camp almost full!

The 2015 Providence Bay Writers' Camp (for grown-ups!) is almost full! Register now to take part in this unique writing retreat on Manitoulin Island, Lake Huron.

Bring your fiction up to the next level in morning workshops with Gail Anderson-Dargatz and enjoy everything the island has to offer later in the day.

The camp runs July 19 to 24.

For details, please see Providence Bay Writers' Camp. To register, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Brenda Leifso on finding time to write

"It’s just that I’m not sure my life qualifies as the writing life — unless the writing life is living in constant negotiation trying to get more writing time. And maybe that negotiation is what the writing life’s really about." -- Brenda Leifso from her guest blog on finding time to write. To view, click on guest blogs to your left.

Brenda Leifso’s poetry has been published in magazines and anthologies across Canada. Her first book, Daughters of Men , was published by Brick Books in 2008 and was shortlisted for Ottawa’s Archibald Lampman award for best book of poetry. She lives in Kingston, Ontario with her family of five.

Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail on writing from history

"I’ve resisted imaginative leaps just as I resisted making anything up when I was writing my thesis. Except, I remind myself, you’re allowed to make stuff up in fiction. That’s the whole point." Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail from her guest blog. Click on 'guest blogs' to your left to view the full list of bloggers.

Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail is an award-winning writer, speaker, and historian, and occasional CBC radio columnist. She is the author of two nonfiction books, For the Love of Flying  and Polar Winds: A Century of Flying the North, and is currently at work on an anthology project tentatively called Unsettled (Brindle & Glass, 2016) and a WWII-era novel, Chasing Skies. She was writer-in-residence at Berton House in Dawson City, Yukon; Chatelaine’s  Maverick of the Year in 2011; and is currently serving as Edmonton’s Historian Laureate. 

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