- Published: 30 September 2015
Congratulations to long-time WiER author, Pam Mordecai, whose novel, RED JACKET has been short-listed for the Rogers Writers Trust Award.
- Published: 23 August 2015
I knew Emily for many years. She was an "early adopter," as they say, of the value of communications technology in education through her work with WiER, and helped us to develop our program at the elementary level in 1990—yes, before the Internet as we know it today. She would work with us for the next 20 or so years.
Emily named our elementary program "Write With You," which, I felt, captured the reciprocal aspirations and possibilities inherent in true mentorship, particularly among the very young. In a sense, she served as a kind of "writing buddy" to children in schools in all parts of Canada through WiER's online residencies.
- Published: 19 December 2013
WiER is sorry to report that funding cutbacks in the government sector have had the effect of dropping WiER below an operational level. Accordingly, WiER's Trustees have suspended operations, effective December 31, 2013, which is our fiscal year-end.
The Trustees have opted to suspend the program rather than close it in order to provide some time to investigate other directions. Indeed, there have already been some discussions along these lines.
For more information, here is a PDF of our announcement.
Many thanks, all.
During the period of suspension, we will continue to update our web site, and to make content available (e.g., author bios, The WiER Taps, Wired Writers Podcasts). Please feel free to follow us on Facebook, and on Twitter (@wiredwriters).
Annual CRA filing completed and submitted June 30-15.