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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:
Aug. 1 - Host: Janelle Remple – Regina Word Up!, Featuring: Veracity, John Loeppky, Liberty Skye
 

John Loeppky is an artist, athlete, and advocate. John is the associate artistic director of Listen to Dis’ Community Arts Organization Inc. and Editor-in-Chief of the Carillon. He enjoys filling his life with all manner of things that make his schedule an utter enjoyable, yet complete mess. His goal in life is to have an obituary to read. 

Veracity grew up in Ottawa, carries a bit of Scotland in her pockets, and has learned to love her Regina. She got into slam poetry because she likes to make friends with things that scare her, like skydiving, improv and eye contact. Veracity won the 2016 Saskatchewan Festival of Words Slam, represented Regina nationally on 2 CFSW teams, has been published in Oratorealis and was a member of the first annual Saskatoon Poetic Arts Festival ensemble (2017). When not writing odes to people, politics or pizza pops, Veracity also helps organize Regina Word Up spoken word events and performs at fundraisers for things she cares about, like mental health awareness and support for queer youth. Veracity will never have the last word because she is always trying to find a better one.

Liberty Skye is a mom of four currently working on her Masters in Women and Gender Studies, researching the narratives of Indigenous Mothers. She has been a part of Regina’s spoken word community for over a year now. This style is relatively new to her and she loves it because of its authenticity and rawness. Coming from a long line of storytellers, writing has been a lifelong passion. She typically writes about challenging the status quo, and moving towards a new world order where equality and safety for all is realized. A self-described “soft-spoken” slam poet, she loves to create pieces that uplift and empower herself, and hopefully others too. A natural introvert who battles stage fright, spoken word pushes her boundaries in many positive ways. It is where she found her voice. 

 
 

Next Events:

 
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: 
 
Aug 15 - SWG Mentorship Reading, Featuring: Darla Tenold, Kate O'Gorman, and Danica Lorer
 
Darla Tenold’s fiction “Cab to the Khan” can be found in Spring Magazine volume 10, 2017 and her love and travel memoir, “Journeys of Hearts and Second Halves" in the anthology My Wedding Dress: True-Life Tales of Lace, Laughter, Tears and Tulle ed. Susan Whelehan and Anne Laurel Carter, Vintage Canada, 2007. She is an alum of the 2018 Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild mentorship program and a two-time alum of Sage Hill Writing. She lives in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

Kate O’Gorman began writing fiction in early 2017. An alumna of the Sage Hill Writing Experience and the Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild Mentorship Program, Kate is an early morning riser and a day-dream believer. When she isn’t writing, she’s likely to be found sitting on her patio, talking to her flowers and sipping on a G&T – though not necessarily in that order. Kate lives in Saskatoon with her husband and step-daughter.

Danica Lorer's name rests in the word explorer. She lives in Saskatchewan, where she finds adventure and inspiration in fields, forests, riverbanks, cities, small towns, and libraries. Danica has spent the past twenty years as a professional storyteller. Her favourite audience members and workshop participants have been from 0-103 years old. Danica believes in the power of the story and the importance of listening and telling. She is a freelance writer, face and body painter, poet, and the host of Shaw TV Saskatoon's literary arts program 'Lit Happens'. She has been published in untethered, TiP’s Poetry All Over the Floor, Grain, and Alice Unbound: Beyond Wonderland.

 
 
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