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Wednesday
July 18, 2018


There are 2 events on this date:

  1. Words in the Park, Regina »
  2. Readings by the River, Saskatoon »
Words in the Park, Regina

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Location: North-East Corner of Victoria Park, Regina

 
The Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild is proud to present the 9th annual Words in the Park, in partnership with Regina Downtown Business Improvement District and the Regina Public Library. 
 
Held each Wednesday at noon in the north-east corner of Victoria Park, between 12:00 and 1:00 pm, Words in the Park provides the downtown lunch crowd a chance to experience readings by an eclectic mix of authors and storytellers during their lunch hours. The authors come from a variety of genres including: playwrights, children’s authors, poets, spoken word, and non-fiction. Whether they are just emerging or already well established, a mix of authors from across Saskatchewan will be on hand each Wednesday to read selections of their work.
 
In case of rain, readings will be held in The Regina Public Library Film Theatre. 
 
For more information email Cat Abenstein: swgpr@skwriter.com 
 
2018 Schedule:
 
July 25 - Host: Devan Dozlaw, Featuring: Bob Friedrich, Bernadette Wagner, Carol Daniels
 
Bernadette Wagner is a multi-genre literary artist, editor, and community organizer who loves to sing, dance, and cook. Her work is on multiple platforms and she has received financial awards from the Sask Arts Board and the Canada Council. This hot place (Thistledown Press, 2010), a collection of poetry, was shortlisted for the Sask First Book Award. Her second collection, The Dry Valley, is forthcoming from Radiant Press in 2019.
 
 

Bob Friedrich is a retired public servant who has enjoyed writing his whole career. He has participated in Banff’s Memoir Writing course, as well as creative writing courses during his Bachelor program. Bob has written poetry and a children’s book as well as a Grant writing book.

Carol Rose Daniels is a Saskatchewan Author of award-winning novel BEARSKIN DIARY. Her first book of poetry – entitled Hiraeth – will be released in early 2018 (Inanna Publications). Her second novel – Narrows of Fear – is also set to be released around the same time. Carol is also an Aboriginal artist, multi-disciplined in the areas of writing, storytelling, singing/drumming & visual art. On a regular basis, she enjoys performing at schools, community centres and children’s festivals across the province. She is a published poet, short story writer and playwright. Find out more by visiting her website  www.caroldaniels.ca

 

Next Events:

Aug. 1 - Host: Janelle Remple – Regina Word Up!, Featuring: Veracity, John Loeppky, Liberty Skye
 
Aug. 15 - Host: Nickita Longman, Featuring: Randy Lundy, Night Keepness, Tai Cook
 
Aug. 22 - Host: Courtney Bates- Hardy – Sask. Book Awards Featuring: Ven Begamudré, Marlis Wessler, Anne Campbell
 
 
         
Readings by the River, Saskatoon

Time: 6:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Location: Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan Community Stage, Saskatoon

 
 
 
The Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild is proud to present the 4th annual Readings by the River, in partnership with Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan.
 
Held each Wednesday at the Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan Community Stage, between 6:15 and 7:15 pm, Readings by the River provides the audience a chance to experience readings by an eclectic mix of authors and storytellers. The authors come from a variety of genres including: playwrights, children’s authors, poets, spoken word, and non-fiction. Whether they are just emerging or already well established, a mix of authors from across Saskatchewan will be on hand each Wednesday to read selections of their work.
 
For more information email Cat Abenstein: swgpr@skwriter.com
 
2018 Schedule: 
 
July 25- Host: Eric Neufeld, Featuring: Ayesha Baig, Rachel Laverdiere, Kathy Cram

Rachel Laverdiere is a writer and language instructor from southern Saskatchewan. Her poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction pieces are published in literary journals such as The New Quarterly, filling Station and FreeFall Magazine. Rachel's flash fiction was shortlisted for the Geist 2015 Short Long-Distance Writing Contest.

Ayesha Baig has had an extensive career with non-profit agencies namely: The Saskatchewan Brain Injury Association, Big Brothers of Saskatoon, CNIB and most recently, the Newcomer Information Centre. She was educated in a number of countries, which include India, Philippines, Iran, Switzerland and the U.K. She is an emerging writer, with the first draft of a book completed and has recently ventured into the world of poetry. Ayesha has retired from full-time work. She will be coordinating a multicultural event called Prairie Prism for the second time in September 2018 and she serves on several boards.

Kathie Cram is an emerging writer, who has discovered that since retirement, her imagination has been unleashed. Her short story: “If the Sky Could Dream” is being published in 2019 by Happy Leopard Press and will be illustrated by a local artist (and her daughter) Kassandra Rea- Cram. Along with many other people, Kathie has worked with Katherine Lawrence, past Writer in Residence of the Saskatoon Public Library. Kathie is a member of the Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild, the Saskatoon Writers’ Collective and the Saskatoon Storytellers Guild. She is currently adapting “If the Sky Could Dream” into a children’s story and is writing a series of vignettes based on her experiences in Bolivia.

 
 
Next Events:
 
Aug. 1 - Host: Ayesha Baig, Featuring: Jennie Hunter, Taidgh Lynch, Donna Miller
 
Aug 8 - Host: Nickita Longman, Featuring: Leigh Thomas, Tenille Campbell, Kevin Wesaquate
 
Aug. 15 - -SWG Mentorship Reading Featuring: Darla Tenold, Kate O'Gorman, Danica Lorer
 
 
 
 
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