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November 11, 2017

SWG Reading at the Bushwakker Writers Corner

Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Organization: Saskatchewan Writers Guild

Location: Bushwakker Brew Pub - 2206 Dewdney Ave, Regina

The Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild is pleased to present a public reading as part of the Bushwakker Brewpub’s 2nd Edition Writers Corner Launch. Come out to enjoy some local food and drinks while taking in live readings by six Saskatchewan authors, including: Anne McDonald, James Daschuk, Chelsea Coupal, Emily Eaton, Bill Waiser and Catherine Milos.

For more information contact Oin Nicholson, Program Coordinator, at swgevents@skwriter.com or (306) 791.7746.

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.

Chelsea Coupal’s first poetry collection is forthcoming with Coteau Books in May 2018. She won the 2017 City of Regina Writing Award and was shortlisted for CV2’s 2016 Young Buck Poetry Prize. Her poetry has also appeared in Canadian literary journals, and is forthcoming in CAROUSEL, CV2 and EVENT. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Creative Writing from the University of Regina. 

James Daschuk has a PhD in history from the University of Manitoba and is currently an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Health Studies at the University of Manitoba. His book, Clearing the Plains: Disease, Politics of Starvation and the Loss of Aboriginal Life, published by University of Regina Press (2013) has won several awards including the Governor General's History Award for Scholarly Research in 2014. In the fall of 2016 it was named one of the 25 most influential Canadian books of the last 25 yrs. by the Literary Review of Canada.

Emily Eaton is an associate professor in the department of geography and environmental studies at the University of Regina. She is the author of Growing Resistance: Canadian Farmers and the Politics of Genetically Modified Wheat and Fault Lines: Life and Landscape in Saskatchewan's Oil Economy. She is interested in questions of social justice in extractive communities.

Bill Waiser is a Saskatchewan historian. He is the author of more than a dozen books, including A World We Have Lost: Saskatchewan before 1905, winner of 2016 Governor General’s literary award for non-fiction. Bill has is a member of the Order of Canada and the Saskatchewan Order of Merit.

Catherine Milos is a best-selling Canadian author who has been writing stories since she could hold a crayon. She is best known for her New Adult series Angels and Avalon. Her most recent novel, Through Dragon Eyes, a Young Adult coming of age tale, received a five-star review from Readers Choice. She is currently working on finishing the Angels and Avalon series, as well as a spin-off mini-series featuring paranormal investigation. Aside from writing, Catherine’s passions include rescuing strays, creating and appreciating art, connecting with nature, and being amazed by the magic of life. Catherine is a member of the Society of Enlightened Dragonologists, Saskatchewan Writers Guild, Editors Canada, and a Publisher with SaskBooks.


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