Practicum in Publishing
Prairie Fire Press has a long-standing commitment to educating youth in the area of publishing. Over the years, this commitment has evolved into a uniquely designed seven-month practicum program that provides a hands-on, intense learning experience in all aspects of publishing with special emphasis on the interests of each student. Each year Prairie Fire hosts one or two students from September to the following May during which time we strive to provide an extraordinary experience.
Demand for the program far exceeds availability of placements. My goal is to expand the program so that we can host at least two students every year, and offer summer employment for 2-4 months at the end of the practicum, which would be of benefit to both the student and Prairie Fire. In order to fund the practicum program we host an annual fundraiser every year called “Speaking Volumes.”
If you would like to help us foster a new wave of publishing professionals, please consider making a donation to the program, and if you would like to know more about our practicum, please contact me. Because we receive so many requests, preference is given to students from Manitoba.
We are grateful to our collaborators at the University of Winnipeg, Canadian Mennonite University and University of Manitoba for sending us so many lovely, talented and willing students.
Student Practicum Co-coordinator
WHAT OUR PRACTICUM
Joel Robert Fergusson
Bronwyn Jerrett Enns
GETTING READY FOR PUBLICATION
For information on availability and cost, please contact Janine Tschuncky.
Workshops are available outside of Winnipeg, although we require travel costs to be covered.
Friends & Partners
Canada Periodicals Fund
Canada Council for the Arts
Manitoba Arts Council
Winnipeg Arts Council
Manitoba Sport, Culture and Heritage
The Winnipeg Foundation
The WH & SE Loewen Foundation
FRIENDS & COLLABORATORS
Assiniboine Credit Union
Brandon University Department of English and Creative Writing
Canadian Mennonite University
Contemporary Verse 2
Hignell Book Printing
Instant Noodles Design
League of Canadian Poets
Manitoba Chamber Orchestra
Manitoba Magazine Publishers’ Association
McNally Robinson Booksellers
Promenade Café (Fort Gibraltar)
Red River College – Creative Communications
Relish New Brand Experience
Sage Hill Writing Experience
The Banff Centre
Tony Gautier, CA
Université de Saint-Boniface
University of Manitoba Centre for Creative Writing and Oral Culture
University of Winnipeg Department of English
Winnipeg International Writers Festival