Bringing Back the Buffalo: Aboriginal Youth Writers’ Retreat (Regina)
When: August 7-10, 2012
Where: First Nations University of Canada, Regina, SK (1 First Nations Way)
The Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild, in partnership with the First Nations University of Canada, will be hosting an Aboriginal Youth Writers’ Retreat from August 7—10, 2012. It is free to attend for Aboriginal youth ages 14-22, with a maximum number of 20 participants. There will be accommodations for five out-of-town attendees and will be given on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Aboriginal Arts and Culture leader is Carol Morin and she will share her knowledge, wisdom and cultural teachings of storytelling and writing.
For more information, please contact SWG Aboriginal Program Coordinator, Joely BigEagle at (306) 791-7744 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To apply for the retreat, please submit the application form by email to email@example.com.
Bringing Back the Buffalo: Stories from the Core
Aborginal Youth Writers' Retreat (Saskatoon)
When: August 20-24, 2012
Where: Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company, Saskatoon, SK (914 20th Street East)
Summer in Saskatoon sees the arrival of Bringing Back the Buffalo: Stories from the Core. In partnership with the Saskatoon Native Theatre Company, SWG is planning a week long creative writing workshop for Aboriginal youth ages 13-19. Areas of creative writing that will be covered include prose, poetry, song-writing and playwriting.
Entry is free. The workshop takes place from August 20—24 from 10:00am--3:00pm and participants will have the opportunity to exchange e-mails with their instructors from August 27--31. The workshop takes place at the Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company (914 20th St. E). The instructors are Curtis Peteetuce and Tenille Campbell. The Workshop is limited to 15 participants.
Tenille Campbell is a Dene/Metis author from English River First Nation in Northern Saskatchewan. She has recently completed her MFA in Creative Writing from UBC and has found storytelling - in all its genres - to be the life for her. She has recently published poetry in "Sing: Poetry from the Indigenous Americas" (Ed. Allison Hedge Coke). She drinks too much coffee, still writes with a pen on paper, and can be found perusing the aisles at various bookstores.
Curtis is Cree (nehiyaw) from the Beardy's & Okemasis First Nation. He is an actor, writer, director and musician. Since 2001, he has had the honour of working with many talented artists in theatre, radio drama, music and film. Selected highlights include Persephone Theatre (2011 Youth Tour of Secret Life of the Octopus & Wrecked, Berlin Blues, Bannock Republic), SNTC (Where The Blood Mixes, Wawatay,Thunderstick) CBC (Out in the Cold, Red Moon) and Rabbit Fall, season 2. Curtis dedicates all his efforts and accomplishments to his beautiful son Mahihkan.
For more information, please contact Saskatoon Program Coordinator Sarah Shoker at (306) 955-5513 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To apply for the retreat, please submit the application form by email to email@example.com.