Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: Victoria Park (NE Corner), Regina
Anne Campbell is the author of six collections of poetry as well as editor of the multi-award winning Regina's Secret Spaces: love and lore of local geography. She received the City of Regina Writing Award in 1982, the City of Regina Mayor's Arts Award, in 2007 and many other awards in-between. She is a long-time arts advocate with a special interests in reconciliation and a love of the prairie.
Ven Begamudré was born in South India and came to Canada when he was six. He has an honours degree in public administration and an MFA in creative writing. He has held numerous residencies and was the 1996 Canada-Scotland exchange writer-in-residence. His work has appeared in Canada, the United States, the Netherlands, and Scotland. He lives in Regina, Saskatchewan. Extended Families: A Memoir of India is his ninth book.
Marlis Wesseler lives in Regina where, besides writing fiction, she has worked in education and publishing. She has written five books: Life Skills, Imitating Art, Elvis Unplugged, South of the Border, all to good reviews and several Saskatchewan Book Award nominations, and now, The Last Chance Ladies’ Book Club. An earlier version of this novel won a John V. Hicks Long Manuscript Award. The Last Chance Ladies’ Book Club was short-listed for three Saskatchewan Book Awards and is now nominated for the American High Plains Book Award.
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: email@example.com
Aug 15 - SWG Mentorship Reading, Featuring: Darla Tenold, Kate O'Gorman, and Danica Lorer
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.