Talking Fresh is a two-day writers' festival that targets Regina and a wider Saskatchewan community including aspiring writers and anyone interested in writers and books. In its 13th year, Talking Fresh tackles the impact of "luck." This year writers and artists will explore luck (or lack thereof) and the influence it has on writing careers and aspects of writing through the theme of "Getting Lucky: Writing and Luck." Talking Fresh 13 presenters were Angie Abdou, Tara Beagan, Michael Helm, Connie Gault, and Christian Bök who took part in a panel discussion, readings, and individual sessions.
Writing North is a two-day writers’ festival that targets Saskatoon and a wider Saskatchewan community of aspiring writers and anyone interested in writers and books. In its fifth year, Writing North featured four established writers: Catherine Banks (drama), Pam Bustin (fiction), John Donlan (poetry), and Trevor Strong (fiction). Writing North included a panel discussion involving all four writers, focusing on the theme of humour in writing. The festival also featured readings by all four writers, with selections focusing on the theme, as well as workshops related to their particular forms.