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Write After Lunch: A New SWG Talk Series

Did you ever wish you could lunch with an author? Dine on words? The SWG has just the program for you! Join us at noon on the first Tuesday of every month for our new luncheon craft talks.

Talks begin at 12:15 p.m. and end at 12:45 p.m., and you have two options to participate. You can attend in person at the Regina office (Suite 100, 1150-8th Avenue). Or if you prefer, you can participate from your home, office or favourite Wi-Fi spot as long as you have access to high speed Internet.* (See below for instructions)

The SWG is pleased to announce that we are now able to broadcast our sessions around the province and beyond using a live streaming video platform. We’ve chosen Livestream as our delivery system. This is a free service, but you do need to Login with your email and a password to access content. Instructions can be found on the Guild website.

If attending in person, bring a bagged lunch and listen to some of your favourite authors talk about the craft of writing. We’ll provide coffee, tea, and water. Write After Lunch is a public event open to everyone and there is no need to register.

 

June 3 TALK:

Alison Lohans "WRITING FOR CHILDREN: In love with Language"

When: Tuesday, June 3 | 12:15-12:45 p.m.
Where: SWG Regina Office | #100, 1150 - 8th Avenue


Born and raised in California before moving to Saskatchewan in 1976, award-winning Regina author Alison Lohans has been writing since childhood and was first published at age 12. To date she has published twenty-six books for young people and one poetry chapbook, as well as numerous short pieces in many genres. Her books range from picture books to early reader chapter books, middle grade fiction, young adult, and "crossover" YA-adult novels. Recent books include Leaving Mr. Humphries (Your Nickel's Worth Publishing, 2013); Crossings (Bundoran Press, 2012); and Picturing Alyssa (Dundurn, 2011). Also recent from Pearson Education New Zealand are Stop That Pup!; The Break; Dog Alert; Doppelganger; River Rat; and This Land We Call Home which won the 2008 SaskEnergy Saskatchewan Book Award for Young Adult Literature. Coming in September 2014 is a re-issue of No Place for Kids in the new Wandering Fox imprint of Heritage House. Alison has given hundreds of readings and workshops across Canada, and occasionally teaches writing as well. She has received numerous awards for her work including the 2012 YWCA Jacquie Schumiatcher Woman of Distinction Award for the Arts. Alison served as Writer-in-Residence at Regina Public Library in 2002-2003.

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*JOIN US ON LIVESTREAM - Instructions

The SWG is pleased to announce that we are now able to “live stream” our free Write After Lunch series to anyone who has access to high speed Internet.

If you’d like to participate from your home, office or favourite Wi-Fi spot, you can easily do so. This is a free service, but you do need to Login to Livestream with your email and a password to access content. Set this up ahead of time.

To do so, either Google “Livestream,” or go to this URL: http://new.livestream.com/home. Set up your login then search for Write After Lunch with Alison Lohans.

 

 

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