Winnipeg Public Library invites applications for 2017-2018 Writer-in-Residence

Winnipeg, MB – Winnipeg Public Library is inviting applications for an established, professionally-published author with experience in editing, or teaching writing, to be the 2017-2018 Writer-in-Residence.

Winnipeg Public Library hosts many literary and learning programs to enhance the cultural vitality of the city, and one of the longest-running services is the Writer-in-Residence program. Since 1985, talented and award-winning authors have provided one-on-one mentorship and public workshops to hundreds of emerging writers of all genres.

During their term, the Writer-in-Residence works with dozens of emerging Manitoba writers by email and phone, as well as through in-person consultations and workshops. The Writer-in-Residence also hosts public workshops and programs in Winnipeg to share their special expertise in any genre from songwriting to memoirs to classical poetic forms. The residency also includes time to work on a personal writing project.

The Writer-in-Residence term runs October 1, 2017 until April 30, 2018. Deadline for applications isMonday, June 12, 2017.

For full details on the position and how to apply, go to City of Winnipeg – Writer-in-Residence.

The Writer-in-Residence position is funded by the City of Winnipeg, the Winnipeg Public Library Board, the Friends of the Winnipeg Public Library, the Manitoba Writers’ Guild, and Manitoba Sport, Culture and Heritage.

Curbside Giveaway Weekend May 13-14!

Winnipeg’s Spring Curbside Giveaway Weekend just around the corner: May 13 and 14, 2017

Winnipeg, MB – Are you doing some spring cleaning and have some items in good condition that you’ll never use again? Residents are invited to take advantage of this year’s spring giveaway weekend on May 13 and 14, 2017. This is a great opportunity to find a new owner for those reusable, unwanted items taking up space in your home or to browse the curbs for some great finds.

Tips if you are giving away items · Place unwanted household items at the curb on your front street. · Label each item with a FREE sticker or sign. · Store items out of sight that you don't want to give away. · Remove leftover items from the curb by dusk on Sunday.

Examples of giveaway items include: · books, CDs and DVDs · furniture, electronics and small appliances · sports equipment and toys · yard and gardening tools and equipment (e.g., lawn mowers, snow blowers, rakes, shovels) · kitchen gadgets, dishes, cutlery, pots and pans · unwanted gifts · construction material (e.g., nails, paint, wood) · clothing

Please do not put out: · Items that could be unsafe · Items that could harbour bed bugs (e.g., mattresses, furniture, bedding) · Toilets (with a flush volume of 13 litres or more)

Tips if you are cruising the curbs looking for treasures · Take only the items at the curb marked "FREE.” · Check all items closely to ensure they are safe and in good condition before you put them in your vehicle or bring them into your home. · Don't walk or drive on private lawns or gardens. · Don't discard any items on private property. · Obey the traffic laws at all times (e.g., don't block traffic, park illegally or block driveways with your vehicle). · Watch out for children.

More information For more information on the giveaway weekend, including what to do with leftover items: · Visit City of Winnipeg - Giveaway weekends · Contact our 311, open 24 hours every day, by phone at 311 or by email at 311@winnipeg.ca · Download the My Waste app at winnipeg.ca/mywaste

For information on items that aren’t safe to give away (e.g., baby walkers, lawn darts) visit the Consumer Product Safety Bureau.

Call for submissions – Central Park Community Concert and Art Sale

source: Art from the Heart

Central Park Community Concert and Art Sale Thursday, June 8, 2017 Community Art Exhibition 11:00AM | Concert 7PM Third floor of  Portage Place Shopping Centre, outside the Globe Theater, IMAX and washrooms surrounding the escalators. This Art Sale is in collaboration with Artbeat Studio.

The “Central Park Community Concert and Art Sale” will consist of two events, the first being the community art sale and the second a community concert. Both events promote community development and celebration! The event introduces the Central Park community to cultural diversity through culinary, musical and artistic mediums.

Are you an artist interested in participating? You can reserve a table for free. Visit: http://www.winnipegartfromtheheart.ca/community-art-sale/ for more information and a copy of the application form.

Artists are Responsible For:

  • Submitting the Application by Monday May 15th
  • Bringing artwork to the 3rd floor of Portage Place on June 8th at 10 am
  • Setting up and taking down their own artwork
  • All sales of their art (cash only sales, artists must bring their own float)
  • Pricing and labeling of their art
  • Monitoring their art from 11 am – 6 pm
  • All artwork must be taken down at 6 pm
  • Deadline to submit application is May 15th

The Metro: Neighbourhood Forum (April, 2017)

Thank you, Harvey

Daniel McIntyre councillor Cindy Gilroy and former councillor Harvey Smith at the reopening of the Kinsmen Sherbrook Pool in January. Smith, who served as both a city councillor and MLA in the area during a long political career, died in March. (SUPPLIED/THE METRO/CANSTAR COMMUNITY NEWS)
SUPPLIED PHOTODaniel McIntyre councillor Cindy Gilroy and former councillor Harvey Smith at the reopening of the Kinsmen Sherbrook Pool in January. Smith, who served as both a city councillor and MLA in the area during a long political career, died in March. (SUPPLIED/THE METRO/CANSTAR COMMUNITY NEWS)