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The partnership of the Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild, the Saskatchewan Publishers Group, and Regina Downtown is proud to present another season of Words in the Park, a program of reading performances in Regina’s Victoria Park this summer!

The readings will be held in the north east corner of Victoria Park at 12:00 noon on six Wednesdays in July and August: July 10, 17, 24, & 31; August 14 & 21.

In case of bad weather, the Regina Public Library offers an alternative venue on the 2nd floor of their Central Branch. 

Join us on August 21 for the last installment of Words in the Park readings this summer.

Host: Annette Bower
Readers: Cassie Stock, Marion Beck, Garry Thomas Morse

Readers' bios:

Marion Beck: Born in England, member of SWG since 1979. Winner of Short Grain Poetry competition 1991 and of the People’s Poetry competitions of 1995 and 96. Work published in small and literary magazines including ARC and Malahat Review and broadcast on CBC and Community Radio. Poetry editor for Green’s Magazine in the early ‘80’s and judged the Milton Acorn Peoples Poetry Book Award twice. Six chapbooks including Notebook Of An Immigrant and Poems for Amazons (Moonprint Press), the latter read at the Breast Cancer Art Display: Survivors In Search Of A Voice, at the Norman Mackenzie.

Garry Thomas Morse is the author of four books of poetry, including Discovery Passages, the first book of poetry about his ancestral Kwakwaka’wakw First Nation, and finalist for the 2011 Governor General’s Award and the 2012 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize. Along with his first collection of stories Death in Vancouver, his experimental fiction series The Chaos! Quincunx includes Minor Episodes / Major Ruckus and Rogue Cells / Carbon Harbour (Fall 2013), all available from Talonbooks.

Cassie Stocks was born in Edmonton, AB. She’s been a biker chick, a university student, an actress, and a rich man’s gardener; she’s worked as a waitress, an office clerk, an aircraft cleaner, and has raised chickens. In 2013, Cassie became the first woman in 17 years to be awarded the Leacock Medal for Canadian humour writing for her first novel Dance, Gladys, Dance. Cassie has her Bachelor of Applied Communications in Professional Writing Degree with Distinction from MacEwan University and has been named one of “Ten Writers to Watch” by CBC Books. Cassie lives in Eston, SK, with her son Julian.

See the poster for the full 2013 reading schedule.

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Thank you for supporting Words in the Park!

Brought to you by Saskatchewan Writers' Guild, Saskatchewan Publishers Group, Regina Downtown, with thanks to Regina Public Library. Sponsored by the City of Regina.


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