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Write After Lunch: 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 luncheon craft talks.

These half hour talks begin at 12:15 p.m. and you can attend in person at the SWG office, or from your home, office or favourite Wi-Fi spot as long as you have access to high speed Internet and a free Livestream account. Livestream sign-up instructions can be found at the bottom of this page.

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.

For more information contact Oin Nicholson at swgevents@skwriter.com or 306.791.7746.


June 6: Writing Indigenous Nonfiction with Dr. Blair Stonechild

Tune in on livestream by clicking here.

In this session, Blair will discuss how he learned the craft of writing and how he makes the transition from research to writing in nonfiction. He will share methodologies and insights for turning research into writing in nonfiction, as well as protocols and considerations in Indigenous research/writing.

Dr. Blair Stonechild is a member of the Muscowpetung Saulteaux First Nation. He attended Qu’Appelle Indian Residential School and Campion Collegiate then went on to obtain his Bachelor’s degree from McGill, and Master’s and Doctorate degrees from University of Regina. In 1976 Blair joined the First Nations University of Canada as its first faculty member. Blair has been Dean of Academics and Executive Director of Development responsible for construction of the university’s facility. Major publications include Loyal Till Death: Indians and the North-West Rebellion (1997), a history book which won national attention; The New Buffalo: Aboriginal Post-secondary Policy in Canada (2006) a study of Canadian Indigenous higher education policy; and the biography Buffy Sainte-Marie: It’s My Way on the life of the internationally renowned singer which has received awards. His latest work The Knowledge Seeker: Embracing Indigenous Spirituality which relates the teachings of Indigenous Elders is published by the University of Regina Press in 2016. Blair resides in Regina with his wife and three adult children.



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 log in to Livestream with your email and a password to access content. Set this up ahead of time.

To create your account go to Livestream.com and click 'Login' in the top right-hand corner. Click the option to create an account and follow the instructions. Once your account is created you will be able to easily log in to watch any livestreamed event.

All SWG livestreamed events can be found on the SWG account page the day of the event.


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