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Wednesday
July 26, 2017


There are 3 events on this date:

  1. Words in the Park »
  2. Readings by the River »
  3. Cultural Appropriation: A Panel Discussion »
Words in the Park

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.

 

  

 

Anne McDonald’s latest book, Miss Confederation: The Diary of Mercy Anne Coles, is the chronicle of a young unmarried woman’s experiences in the social whirlwind of Confederation (June 2017 with Dundurn Press). Anne is an award-winning author whose novel, To the Edge of the Sea won the Saskatchewan First Book Award. Her work has appeared in literary journals, Canada’s History, at the 2016 Spring Festival of New Plays, and on CBC Radio. Anne teaches improvisation, and creative writing. She lives in Regina.

Ken Mitchell, a founding member of the Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild, has written professionally since 1970, when his first play, Heroes, was produced in England. Since then he has published six novels, over 20 stage plays, several film scripts, and performed readings internationally, notably in England, Scotland, China, Finland, Iran, and Cuba. His play Gone The Burning Sun won the Canadian Authors’ Association award (1984) for Best Canadian Play. Ken was inducted into the Order of Canada (1999) and the Saskatchewan Order of Merit (2001) for his work “as a literary ambassador,” and named Distinguished Professor (2000), and Doctor of Letters (2014) by the University of Regina, where he taught for 37 years. More recently he has performed on the cowboy poetry circuit, and has performed singly with musicians, storytellers and even a barbershop chorus as theatrical partners. His outdoor drama Spirits of the Trail, about the historic meeting of Major James Walsh and Sitting Bull, has been in development since 1970, when it was broadcast on CBC Radio; it has appeared since then in various forms and media, most recently as a featured summer production with the RCMP Heritage Centre, Regina.

We will also be joined by Wayne "Slim" Mitchell.

Readings by the River

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.

Performers TBA.

 

 

Cultural Appropriation: A Panel Discussion

Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Location: The Regina Performing Arts Centre (1077 Angus Street, Regina SK)

The event is free to attend and open to the public

Please join Saskatchewan Writers' Guild, in partnership with Saskatchewan Arts Board, SaskCulture and Sâkêwêwak Artists' Collective, on an informative panel discussion on cultural appropriation featuring speakers from various artistic backgrounds. This conversation will follow Sâkêwêwak Artists' Collective's AGM which is to begin at 6:00 pm.

     

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