Events & Workshops

Event Type
SWG Event

Start: November 14, 2023 - 7:00 pm
To: 8:00 pm (SK Time)
Online via Zoom
Yolanda Hansen - Program Director
Start: November 14, 2023 - 7:00 pm
To: 8:00 pm (SK Time)

How Do You Know When You’re Done? Talk with Virtual Writer-in-Residence Lauren Carter

Join our Fall Virtual Writer-in-Residence Lauren Carter as she discusses what she’s learned about finishing creative works. This event is open to any interested writer. Eligible SWG members can consult Lauren about their writing during her VWIR term until November 30: to find out more about this service and to register, visit our website.


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Daydreaming, writing, rewriting, revising, editing, rewriting again — how do you know when you’re done? In this talk, Lauren Carter will discuss what she’s learned about finishing creative works—from short stories to novels to poetry collections to poems—to help you consider what being done with your own project might look like. Sharing her process, Lauren will talk about stages of finishing, useful (and not useful) appraisal, creative revision and putting on the editor’s hat and what to consider when sharing your work with other people from beta readers to agents. A Q-and-A with host Anne Lazurko will follow the presentation. 


Lauren Carter (she/her) is the author of five books including two poetry collections, two novels, and her latest, the short story collection Places Like These which was a Globe and Mail recommended read. Her last novel, This Has Nothing To Do With You, won the Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction at the Manitoba Book Awards, when she also earned the John Hirsch Award for Most Promising Manitoba Writing. She lives on 1.4 acres within the homeland of the Metis Nation, on Treaty One territory, near Winnipeg, Manitoba, where she writes and offers teaching, editing, and mentorship services.








Anne Lazurko’s novel, What Is Written on the Tongue, received the 2023 Fiction Award at the Saskatchewan Book Awards and was shortlisted for both the 2023 Saskatchewan Book of the Year and the 2022 Glengarry Book Award. Her novel Dollybird won the Willa Award for historical fiction and was shortlisted for a Saskatchewan Book Award. With short fiction and poetry published in literary magazines and anthologies, Anne is an active editor, teacher and mentor in the prairie writing community. She has a degree in Political Science, is a graduate of the Humber creative writing program, and writes from her farm near Weyburn, SK.







This event will be recorded and available for 30 days on the SWG YouTube channel following the event.



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