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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.

 

April 4: Go Dramatic or Go Home: Ramping the Voice in Your Poems
Speaker: Jeanette Lynes

This session will provide strategies to ramp the 'voice' in your poems, and intensify their dramatic presence. Poets we love tend to have a 'signature voice'; this session will help you find your own signature voice, or voices in your poems. Poet Tony Hoagland contends that when our poems seem flat, it's because they lack a dramatic presence.

Can't make it to the office? Watch the event on Livestream at https://livestream.com/accounts/6944282/events/7164018.

 

May 2: Carving out Characters? Keep Your Writing Tools Sharp
Speaker: Gail Bowen

How do you create fictional characters that leap off the page? This session will discuss and give insights into creating characters with dimension, believability, passions, strengths, weaknesses, a degree of self-knowledge and curiosity about the world around him or her. 

Can't make it to the office? Watch the event on Livestream (link forthcoming).


 

April 4: Go Dramatic or Go Home: Ramping the Voice in Your Poem

Jeanette Lynes' latest collection of poetry Bedlam Cowslip: The John Clare Poems won the 2016 Saskatchewan Arts Board Poetry Award. Previously, her poetry was shortlisted for the Pat Lowther Award and a National Magazine Award. Jeanette's novel The Factory Voice was long listed for a ReLit Award and the Scotia Bank Giller Prize. She directs the MFA in Writing at the University of Saskatchewan.

 

May 2: Carving out Characters? Keep Your Writing Tools Sharp

Gail Bowen is an academic and playwright. Her best-known mystery series features Joanne Kilbourn, a university professor, sometime political columnist, and a wife, mother, and grandmother. Her sixteenth Joanne Kilbourn novel What’s Left Behind was published on March 1, 2016. The Winners Circle, the seventeenth novel in the Joanne Kilbourn mystery series, will be published in spring 2017.


 

JOIN US ON LIVESTREAM

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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