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April 4, 2019

Indigenous Voices Panel: Discover the best of Canadian Indigenous writing

Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Organization: Saskatchewan Writers' Guild and Regina Public Library

Location: Central Library - 2311 12th Ave, Regina



The Regina Public Library and the Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild is proud to present a panel of Indigenous authors. These talented writers will speak about their personal paths and some of the key messages in their work. This moderated conversation leaves time for audience interaction and questions. 

This is a FREE event.

Meet our panelists:


Louise Halfe
Sky Dancer was raised on Saddle Lake Reserve and attended Blue Quills Residential School. Louise is married and has two adult children and three grandsons. She graduated with a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Regina. She also completed two years of Nechi Training in St. Albert’s Nechi Institute where she also facilitated the program. She served as Saskatchewan’s Poet Laureate for two years and has traveled extensively. She has served as “keynote speaker” at numerous conferences. Her books, Bear Bones and Feathers, Blue Marrow, The Crooked Good, and Burning In This Midnight Dream published by Coteau Publishers have all received numerous accolades and awards. Louise was also awarded an honorary degree from Wilfred Laurier University. 


Monique Gray Smith
Monique Gray Smith is a mixed-heritage woman of Cree, Lakota and Scottish ancestry and a proud mom of twins. Monique is an accomplished consultant, writer and international speaker. Her first novel, Tilly: A Story of Hope and Resilience, won the 2014 Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature. Monique and her family are blessed to live on Lekwungen territory in Victoria, British Columbia.


Wendy Mirasty
Wendy Mirasty is a self-published author of "52 Weeks of a Single Mother's Love". Wendy has been a single mother for years. She has a Bachelor's degree in Indigenous Social Work and work has guided her in working with families, adults and youth. Her focus in her career and also in her personal life has been focused on the Holistic well-being. Her book is a year-long journey focused on strength based reflections of life for women. Once the book is completed by the reader, the book then can be put away for a keep sake for her children. Wendy is currently writing a children's book. The book will be done by the end of 2019.

Presented in partnership with the Regina Public Library’s Writes of Spring program. Writes of Spring is a month-long celebration of writers and readers featuring author talks and programs for new, aspiring and established writers.

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

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