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Executive Director: Judith Silverthorne

The Executive Director is responsible for the general direction, operations and resource management of the Guild. She also works closely with the Board and our core funders (Saskatchewan Lotteries, SaskCulture, and the Saskatchewan Arts Board).

      Phone: 306-791-7742


Office Assistant: Rhea McFarlane

The Office Assistant responds to general inquiries by phone, mail, and email. She also provides administrative support to the rest of the staff.

      Phone: 306-791-7740


Accountant: Lauren Numrich

The Accountant oversees all financial matters for the Guild and the SWG Foundation.

      Phone: 306-791-7748

Program Manager: Tracy Hamon

The Program Manager plans, organizes, delivers, and monitors the Guild's programs and services. These programs include awards, workshops, mentorships, readings, the Manuscript Evaluation Service, the Fall Conference/AGM, writing groups, rural programs, and the Poet Laureate program.

Phone: 306-791-7743


Program Coordinator: Caelan Reilly 

The Program Coordinator is responsible for managing the SWG Author Readings Program, ACCESS TV shows (Bookworm's Corner and Follow that Book), Write After Lunch Talk Series, and Youth Programming, as well as assisting with all other programs of the Guild. 

      Phone: 306-791-7746

Publication Coordinator: Corey Wilkinson

The Publication Coordinator prepares and distributes the Guild's weekly electronic news bulletin Ebriefs, is responsible for Freelance, the bi-monthly member newsletter, and the Guild's publications for emerging writers and high school students respectively, Spring and Windscript, as well as for layout of Grain magazine and all Guild promotional materials.

      Phone: 306-791-7744


Membership and Communication Coordinator: Samantha Workman

The Membership and Communication Coordinator is responsible for maintaining the membership database, as well as handling member, donor, and volunteer relations. She also updates the SWG website, and coordinates all social media platforms.

      Phone: 306-791-7747


Indigenous Program Coordinator: Nickita Longman

The Indigenous Program Coordinator plans, organizes, delivers, and monitors the Guild's Indigenous programs and services including Storytelling events, programs for youth, professional development workshops, writing retreats, and events.

Phone: 306-791-7741


Program Assistant: Randa Palfy

The Program Assistant provides support to the Program Manager and Program Coordinator. They process workshop registrations, maintain databases, and assist at events.

      Phone: 306-791-7749

Saskatoon Program Coordinator: OFFICE CLOSED DUE TO FLOODING

The Saskatoon Program Coordinator plans, organizes, delivers, and monitors the Guild's programs and services in Saskatoon, including but not limited to workshops, readings, and the Fall Conference/AGM (on the years when it is held in Saskatoon).



Retreat Coordinator:

The Retreat Coordinator handles all on-site retreat matters.

Phone: 306-757-6310


Grain Editor: Guest Editors
The Grain Editor is in charge of all editorial matters for Grain, the Guild's award-winning literary journal, and works closely with genre editors.



Grain Business Administrator: Vacant
The Grain Business Administrator is in charge of all non-editorial matters for Grain, the Guild's award-winning literary journal.

Phone: 306-791-7749


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