The Giller prize short list is out. There are ballots in Canadian public libraries so your can enter their annual "Guess the Giller" contest. Lotus gives you the rundown better than I could.
Tomorrow night I'm off to a new writers' critique circle. The group is over a year old and comes highly recommended. I had to submit a piece and be chosen from a field of ??? In any case, it will be great to belong to a small writers' circle again. I've belonged to some interesting groups over the years...
- The 'gay positive' group that met in the Xtra offices. (How was I to know that 'gay positive' meant I'd be the only straight person in the room?)
- The writing circle for novelists and short story writers lead by a young mom who edited for Harlequin but disparaged romance novels
- I've also paid (well-spent) money on workshop courses in film writing and writing for children.
I get grumpy when I'm not writing so I might as well inflict my imagination on others who share my vice.