Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: City Square Plaza, Regina
The Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild is excited to partner with the Regina Farmers’ Market and SaskBooks to host an information and book sales table at the Regina Farmers’ Market. We’ll be on hand Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. July 5 to Aug 23, 2017. Visit us to get information about the Guild, purchase memberships, publications, and books by Saskatchewan authors. We’ll also be promoting books by authors who are reading at our Words in the Park.
About our partners:
SaskBooks is the provincial creative industry association for book publishing. SaskBooks publisher members produce books in all genres, and SaskBooks sells their books online and at events throughout Saskatchewan and Canada. Any Saskatchewan-based book publisher can become a member of SaskBooks, regardless of their business model. To learn more about SaskBooks, its members, and its services, visit www.skbooks.com.
Regina Farmers' Market (RFM) is a non-profit co-operative, the members of which are their vendors. They have been representing Saskatchewan producers and serving Regina and area customers since 1975. RFM operates from March to December in downtown Regina, Saskatchewan. Their products are made, baked, grown, or designed in Saskatchewan and represent the growing diversity of our city and province.
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: North East Corner of Victoria Park, Regina
Lunches in Victoria Park are more interesting in the summer! The Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild is proud to present the 8th annual Words in the Park program. This program provides the downtown lunch crowd a chance to experience an eclectic mix of authors and storytellers, between 12 pm and 1 pm, in the north-east corner of Victoria Park. The authors represent a variety of genres including: playwrights, children’s authors, poets, spoken word, and non-fiction. Whether they are just emerging or already established, a mix of authors from across Saskatchewan will be on hand each Wednesday to read selections of their work. The Regina Public Library offers an alternative venue in the Film Theatre of their Central Branch, in case of inclement weather. See the performers for our upcoming Words in the Park event below.
Shane Bellegarde is a member of Little Black Bear’s First Nation. He grew up in the small town of Balcarres, Saskatchewan. Shane was involved in theatre and performance from an early age and acted in film and television for a number of years including roles on ‘Moccasin Flats’ and ‘Corner Gas.’ Shane is the lead singer for the alt-folk-rock band ‘The Snake Oil Salesmen.’ Shane has helped support his artistic endeavours throughout the years by holding a vast array of jobs in numerous trades and professions. This has given Shane a wealth of experience to draw on as he tells life stories that are real and entertaining.
Night Kinistino is an Ojibway from the Ochapowace First Nation with roots in Ontario from the Wikwemikwong Unceded territory. She has been writing poetry and stories since she was a little girl, taking her inspiration from family, memory, ceremony, and Indigeneity. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Bachelor of Education, both from the University of Regina.
Tara Gereaux is a Métis from the Qu’Appelle Valley. Her novella, Size of a Fist, was nominated for two 2016 Saskatchewan Book Awards. Her next novel is forthcoming from HarperCollins in 2018. She currently lives in Regina.
Time: 6:15 PM - 7:15 PM
Location: Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan Community Tent, 948 Spadina Crescent East, Saskatoon
Evenings by the river are more interesting in the summer! Beginning July 13 and continuing each Wednesday of the month until Aug. 17, the Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild, in partnership with Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan, is proud to present the 3nd annual Readings by the River program. This program provides the evening river crowd a chance to experience an eclectic mix of authors and storytellers, a program of exciting and entertaining reading performances in the Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan community tent! Live readings provide a unique experience that allows for a greater connection between author and audience. The authors represent a variety of genres including: playwrights, children’s authors, poets, spoken word, and non-fiction. Whether they are just emerging or already established, a mix of authors from across Saskatchewan will be on hand each Wednesday to read selections of their work. See our upcoming performers below!
Darla Tenold lives in Saskatoon. Her fiction and nonfiction can be found in the most recent issue of Spring magazine and in My Wedding Dress: True-Life Tales of Lace, Laughter and Tulle edited by Susan Whelehan and Anne Laurel Carter.
Born in Kashmir India Vijay Kachru made Canada her home in 1970's. Prior to her arts vocation, Vijay consulted for corporations in Canada, United States, and Britain. She is a graduate student at the U of S MFA in Writing. Her paintings have been exhibited at the Affinity Gallery, the Stall Gallery, the Thomas More Gallery, and Le Relais. Her stories were published in Spring Magazine and The Society. She volunteers as a board member for the Saskatchewan Book Awards and The Word On The Street Saskatoon.
Beth Goobie is the author of 25 books, her most recent being breathing at dusk, a collection of poetry published by Coteau Books in fall 2017. Her YA novel, The Pain Eater, was short-listed for three 2017 Saskatchewan Book Awards, including Book of the Year, and won the YA Book Award. She is currently on a Saskatchewan Arts Board writing grant, and lives in Saskatoon.