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May 29, 2019

2019 City of Regina Writing Award

Time: 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Organization: Saskatchewan Writers' Guild, City of Regina

Location: The Artesian on 13th - 2627 13th Ave, Regina


2019 City of Regina Writing Award reception

Please join the SWG and the City of Regina to celebrate the 40th annual presentation of the City of Regina Writing Award! The awards presentation for the 2019 recipient Tara Gereaux and runners-up James Trettwer and Linda Biasotto will be held on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at the Artesian.

Reception: 5:30 p.m.
Featuring live music by Pile of Bows String Quartet, free appetizers and cash bar.

Awards: 7:00 p.m
Including the awards presentation to runners-up James Trettwer and Linda Biasotto and award winner Tara Gereaux. Reading by Tara Gereaux.

This event is free and open to the public. The Artesian is accessible to all.


  Tara Gereaux’s first novella, Size of a Fist (2015), was nominated for two 2016 Saskatchewan Book Awards. Her next novel is forthcoming from Coteau Books (Spring 2020) and won the City of Regina Writing Award in 2016. She has an MFA in Creative Writing (UBC) and has been published in several literary magazines. Tara also has an MA in Communication (RRU) and was the recipient of two graduate scholarships from the Gabriel Dumont Institute. Her thesis focused on her Métis heritage and identity and won the Public Ethnography Award from the Canada Research Chair. From the Qu’Appelle Valley, Tara spent several years in Winnipeg and Vancouver before returning to her home on the prairie. 


James Trettwer’s collection of linked stories titled Thorn-Field was published by Thistledown Press in 2018. This collection was previously a winner in the SWG’s John V. Hicks Long Manuscript Awards and is shortlisted in the 2019 Saskatchewan Book Awards. He is currently at work on a novel set in both Czechoslovakia and Northern Saskatchewan in 1939. James writes from Regina where he lives with Sherry and their fat little dog Maggie.

Linda Biasotto has had numerous stories and poems published in various literary journals, including Grain. Her work has won numerous awards. Her first long manuscript, Sweet Life, a collection of literary fiction, won first place in the 2013 John V. Hicks Long Manuscript Awards. Sweet Life went on to be published by Coteau Books in 2014. In 2017, two fiction pieces were included in an anthology entitled Wanderlust published by Thistledown Press in 2017.

This award is sponsored by the City of Regina and administered by the Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild.

For more information, please contact:

Yolanda Hansen, Program Manager
T: 306.791.7744 | E: programs@skwriter.com

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