Everybody says 'they like it' but is your writing really any good? You have an idea, but how do you start? Find out for yourself at Rod MacIntyre's ‘Writing The Big Stuff’ Workshop, Oct. 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Swift Current Best Western Conference Room.
Prairie Quills, Swift Current Writers’ Group, assisted by a grant from the Saskatchewan Writers Guild, is hosting a workshop on editing facilitated by Rod MacIntyre, renowned Saskatchewan author.
In 1983 Rod quit driving a cab, bought a computer, and committed to full-time writing. In 1997-1998 he served as Writer in Residence at the Swift Current Public Library. Although he once worked as an actor and director, he is now primarily a fiction writer and editor. Currently, he travels extensively from his home in La Ronge to perform readings and present workshops.
His works include Feeding at Nine, Revved, Up All Night, The Crying Jesus, Takes, The Blue Camaro, and Yuletide Blues all published by Thistledown Press. His stories have appeared in anthologies such as The Blue Jean Collection, Opening Tricks, What is Already Known, and 200% Cracked Wheat. His plays have been produced in such venues as 25th Street Theatre and the Station Arts Centre.
MacIntyre is the recipient of many writing awards such as the Vicky Metcalf Short Story Award, Saskatchewan Writers Guild Long Manuscript Award, Saskatchewan Book Award for Best Educational Book, Canadian Librarian Association Young Adult Book of the Year, and a Saskatchewan Book Award’s Saskatoon Book of the Year. He also received a Saskatchewan Centennial Medal for his contribution to the arts.
During the afternoon of Oct. 21, he will present his work and ideas to local school students at Chinook Public Library.
If you’re an aspiring writer from Southwest Saskatchewan, join Prairie Quills and Rod MacIntyre for an educational and motivational day of writing. For more information, call Dianne at 773-1055 or e-mail email@example.com.