Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Organization: Saskatchewan Writers' Guild
Location: Amigos Cantina - 806 Dufferin Ave, Saskatoon
Please join our 2019 apprentices as they conclude their four-month mentorship by reading from their work. This year’s mentors Sylvia Legris, Randy Lundy, Alexandra Popoff and Edward Willett will introduce their apprentices and say a few words.
This event is free and open to the public.
Hosted by Kate O’Gorman
Gail May-Melin (mentored by Randy Lundy)
Theressa Slind (mentored by Sylvia Legris)
Steffan Swaan (mentored by Edward Willett)
Judith Wright (mentored by Alexandra Popoff)
2019 Apprentice Bios
Writing has always been in Gail May-Melin’s life. From poetry and journaling as a young adult, to songs and plays for her students as an elementary teacher. While raising her three children with her husband, Jeff, and maintaining careers in education and as a psychologist, Gail always found time to write. She has studied creative non-fiction at the U of S, and enjoys writing memoir while highlighting the vibrant prairie landscape of her native Saskatchewan as the backdrop.
Theressa Slind grew up on a farm near Archerwill, Saskatchewan and works as a librarian in Saskatoon. Her writing has appeared in subTerrain, Grain, paperplates, and the Prairie Schooner blog. She’s a member of the writing group, Pug’s Bistro--grateful recipient of the SWG writing group grant. Theressa lives with her husband and daughter in Saskatoon.
Steffan Swaan is a 38-year-old author of science fiction and fantasy who resides in Saskatoon. He has been slowly improving his writing skills since high school; his first publication, the short story “Opportunity Knocks”, appeared in the now-defunct Spectra Magazine in 2011. His most recent publication, the short story “All Rights Reserved”, appeared in the anthology Strange Economics in 2018. He has received a Bachelor of Arts and Science in Environment and Society, Minor in Philosophy from the University of Saskatchewan. His interests include philosophy, history, economics, sociology, gender theory, board games, and cats.
Judith Wright is a Saskatoon writer whose recent non-fiction stories have appeared in Prairies North Magazine, The Gardener, Western Producer and Harrowsmith. She is interested in ordinary wisdom—how insight gathered from everyday experience informs the way the wider world is viewed. Judith has been a public health epidemiologist for fifteen years. Her fiction appeared in the 1980’s in Grain Magazine, and her novel, The Magpie Summer (Polestar) was published in 1992. In 2017, she self-published a non-fiction book, Dog-wise; What We Learn From Dogs.
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