Winnipeg Public Library invites applications for the position of Writer-in-Residence for 2021-2022

Winnipeg Public Library invites applications for the position of Writer-in-Residence for 2021-2022

Released: 8:51 a.m.

Winnipeg, MB – Winnipeg Public Library is seeking applications for the 2021-2022 edition of its Writer-in-Residence program. 

During their term, the Writer-in-Residence offers mentorship and public workshops to emerging Manitoba writers. The successful candidate works with writers by phone, email, online conferencing, or in person (when possible). In addition, the Writer-in-Residence hosts workshops and online programming to share their expertise on topics such as writing for specific genres or getting published. The residency also includes time to work on a personal writing project.

The Writer-in-Residence term runs October 1, 2021 until April 30, 2022. Applications are due on Monday, July 5, 2021.

The Writer-in-Residence program has helped shape hundreds of new and emerging writers since it began in 1985. This upcoming term will be the Library’s thirty-second Writer-in-Residence.

For full details on the position and information on how to apply, visit

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

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fires on Dufferin Avenue and Radcliffe Road

Released: 9:01 a.m.

Winnipeg, MB – The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to two fires last night.

Dufferin Avenue Fire

At 8:57 p.m. on May 25, 2021, WFPS responded to reports of a fire in a vacant bungalow in the 500 block of Dufferin Avenue.

When crews arrived at the address, they encountered heavy smoke and flames coming from the house and launched an offensive attack, while protecting neighbouring houses. Due to deteriorating conditions, crews were forced to exit the structure and transition to a defensive attack. The fire was declared under control at 10:47 p.m.

Crews conducted a search of the structure and no occupants were found. No injuries were reported.

The fire remains under investigation. Damage estimates are not currently available.

Radcliffe Road Fire

At 10:45 p.m. on May 25, 2021, WFPS responded to reports of a fire in a single-family, split-level home on Radcliffe Road.

When crews arrived on scene they found smoke in the house and launched an offensive attack. The fire was quickly brought under control.

All occupants of the home safely self-evacuated prior to the arrival of crews. No injuries were reported.

The fire is believed to be accidental, caused by unattended cooking. No damage estimates are currently available.

Residents are reminded of the following safety strategies to prevent kitchen fires: 

  • Always stay in the kitchen while cooking.
  • Stove burners should always be turned off when leaving the kitchen, even for a short time.
  • Anything that can catch fire — oven mitts, wooden utensils, food packaging, towels, or curtains — should always be kept away from the stovetop.
  • Oil should always be heated slowly. If cooking oil catches fire and the fire is small and manageable, use a kitchen fire extinguisher or cover the pot with a metal lid. Never use water to put out an oil fire.

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