Thompson Writers' Guild


Established in 2012 by Amanda M. Holt (and an assortment of enthusiastic fellow writers who dropped by her & Tina's table at a certain Health & Leisure Mart), the Thompson Writers' Guild is a community of 73+ writers who live in Northern Manitoba, Canada. We have members from every walk of life, whose ages range from 8 to 65+ years.

The principle on which the Thompson Writers' Guild was founded was this: "writers helping writers achieve their (writing) goals".

Their first anthology, "An Unkindness of Ravens", published October 5, 2014, is an excellent example of what the Guild can do as a collective, to help each other achieve these and other goals. The challenge put to the group was to contribute a piece to the anthology: their response? 14 members contributed works, and a member from the art community contributed our cover art (Jasmine Blair). The layout & prepress of the Print version of the book was done by Yawhann Chong and Amanda M. Holt; Yawhann Chong is primarily responsible for polished appearance of the the eBook version.

Operating primarily from September thru June on an annual basis, we meet bi-weekly to enjoy fellowship among kindred spirits, offer supports and resources to our fellow writers, critique each other's work, give motivation and inspiration, and of course, share cookies. An executive was formed in 2013 to help guide the Guild, who are a not-for-profit organization. Proceeds from the sale of this book will go towards achieving TWG goals as set out by the members.

Anyone wishing to contact the TWG (about i.e. joining the Guild or publication permissions) may do so at

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An Unkindness of Ravens
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 50,910. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Horror
What happens when you ask a group of writers in Northern Manitoba to delve into the deepest, darkest recesses of their minds to produce works of weird fiction for your Winter reading entertainment? They write spooky stories & pulse-pounding poems... and write them very, very well. Writers aged 10 years to 18+, more mature work at back of ebook. eBook design: Yawhann Chong. Cover: Jasmine Blair

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