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March 5, 2019

Speed Dating for Writing Groups

Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Location: Cathedral Neighbourhood Centre, 2900 13th Ave, Regina

Cost: Free
If a gathering of wizards is collectively known as an argument, and a group of lapwings is a deceit, what do you call a group of writers? Answer: when you form your new group, you can decide! One of the most frequent pieces of advice a writer receives is, “Join a writers’ group. Get some eyes on your work.” Join dee Hobsbawn-Smith to learn about creating writing groups and have the chance to meet other writers who want to form a group. A fountainpen of writers. A memory chip of memoirists. Maybe a persnickety of poets…
Whatever you call it, the benefits of joining a writing group are huge. Here are a few reasons you should consider joining a writing group:
  • Inspiration 
  • Motivation
  • Constructive Criticism
  • Guidance
  • Support and Encouragement
  • Networking
Through traditional “speed dating” techniques of one on one conversation a few minutes at a time, this session will help create connections and networks for what may become your own writing group. Let the Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild help to bring you together! 
This session will be facilitated by dee Hobsbawn-Smith.
Please fill in the Workshop Registration Form in advance. EXTENDED deadline for registration is March 4, 2019.
dee Hobsbawn-Smith’s prize-winning poetry, essays, fiction and journalism has appeared in magazines, anthologies, newspapers, websites, and literary journals in Canada, the USA and Scotland. In 2015-16, she served as the Saskatoon Public Library’s 35th Writer-in-Residence. A retired chef, ex-restaurateur and again a newspaper columnist, she is currently Poetry Editor of Grain and earned her MFA in Writing at the University of Saskatchewan. She has published seven books and is currently polishing her second poetry manuscript, a novel and an essay collection. She is a member of Visible Ink, a Saskatoon-based writers group that has existed for nearly two decades.

For more information, please contact:
Cat Abenstein, Program Coordinator
T: 306.791.7746 | E: swgevents@skwriter.com

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