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Getting Lucky: Writing and Luck


When: March 6—7, 2015

University of Regina - Research and Innovation Lecture Hall, Room 119

Presenters: Angie Abdou, Tara Beagan, Michael Helm, Christian Bök

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. Now in its eleventh year, Talking Fresh tackles the impact of “place.” This year writers and artists explore writing about place and the influence it has on the local and provincial community through the theme of “Writing Canada: Eh?”

Talking Fresh begins on Thursday, March 7 with the screening of Chrystene Ells' film Sisu—the death of Tom Sukanen. It continues on Friday, March 8 with a panel discussion involving all four writers, and focuses on the theme “Writing Canada: Eh?”. The evening will feature readings by all three writers as they read selections from their books. On Saturday, March 9 our writers will conduct workshop-style sessions related to their particular perspectives: fiction (Hynes), non-fiction (Richler) and poetry (Beach). These presentations will be practical and focus on the craft of writing. They are intended for writers of all levels and the festival is open to the public, as many people will find these sessions interesting and interactive.

Thursday, March 7
7:00 p.m. | Film Screening: Sisu—the death of Tom Sukanen (Chrystene Ells, 2009)
(Venue: Sask. Filmpool Cooperative - #301-1822 Scarth Street)

Friday, March 8
4:00—6:00 p.m. | Panel: Writing Canada, Eh?
6:00—7:30 p.m. | Reception
7:30 p.m. | Readings

Saturday, March 9
9:30 a.m.—10:45 a.m.
Kimmy Beach: “The ‘Indoor’ Poet: Pop Culture and CanLit”

10:45 a.m.—12:00 p.m.
Joel Thomas Hynes: “Say Nothing Saw Wood”

Lunch on your own

1:30—2:45 p.m.
Noah Richler: “Putting the Creative in Non-fiction”

3:00 p.m.
Book Launch: Literary History of Saskatchewan

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