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August 14, 2019


There are 2 events on this date:

  1. Words in the Park »
  2. Readings by the River »
Words in the Park

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Organization: Saskatchewan Writers' Guild

Location: Victoria Park, Downtown, Regina

 

Words in the Park

The Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild is proud to present the 10th annual Words in the Park, in partnership with Regina Downtown Business Improvement District and the Regina Public Library. 

Held each Wednesday at noon in the north-east corner of Victoria Park, between 12:00 and 1:00 p.m., Words in the Park provides the downtown lunch crowd a chance to experience readings by an eclectic mix of authors and storytellers during their lunch hours. The authors come from a variety of genres including: playwrights, children’s authors, poets, short fiction, spoken word, and non-fiction. Whether they are just emerging or already well established, a mix of authors from across Saskatchewan will be on hand each Wednesday to read selections of their work.

In case of rain, readings will be held in The Regina Public Library Film Theatre. 

For more information email Tea Gerbeza: communications@skwriter.com 


August 14 – Host: Donna Woloshyn – Saskatchewan Book Awards. Featuring: Edward Willett, Chelsea Coupal, and Mark Cote.


 
  Edward Willett is the award-winning author of more than sixty books of fantasy, science fiction, and non-fiction for all ages. Ed began his career as a reporter, photographer, columnist, cartoonist, and eventually editor for the Weyburn Review, then spent five years as communications officer for the then-fledgling Saskatchewan Science Centre. He's been a fulltime freelance writer (and actor and singer) for twenty-five years. His nonfiction runs the gamut from science books and biographies to local history. He lives in Regina with his wife, Margaret Anne Hodges, P.Eng., their teenaged daughter, Alice, and their black Siberian cat, Shadowpaw. His book, Paths to the Stars, was shortlisted for the Fiction Award at this year’s Saskatchewan Book Awards. 
     

 
  Chelsea Coupal grew up in the village of Sedley, Saskatchewan and now lives in Regina, where she completed a Master of Arts degree in Creative Writing. She won the 2017 City of Regina Writing Award and was shortlisted for CV2’s 2016 Young Buck Poetry Prize. Her poetry has appeared in literary journals across Canada, including Arc, CV2 and Grain. Her debut book of poetry, Sedley, was shortlisted for three Saskatchewan Book Awards this year. 
     

 
  Mark Cote is an information junkie, scientist and Instructor at the Department of Geography & Environmental Studies at the University of Regina. He is passionate about both family and aviation history -- especially that concerning RAF Bomber Command and his father's RCAF service in WWII. His book, That Lucky Old Son, was shortlisted for the First Book Award at this year’s Saskatchewan Book Awards.

 

Readings by the River

Time: 6:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Organization: Saskatchewan Writers' Guild

Location: Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan Community Stage

The Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild is proud to present the 5th annual Readings by the River, in partnership with Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan.

Held each Wednesday at the Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan Community Stage, between 6:15 and 7:15 pm, Readings by the River provides the audience a chance to experience readings by an eclectic mix of authors and storytellers. The authors come from a variety of genres including: playwrights, children’s authors, poets, spoken word, and non-fiction. Whether they are just emerging or already well established, a mix of authors from across Saskatchewan will be on hand each Wednesday to read selections of their work.

For more information email Tea Gerbeza: communications@skwriter.com 


August 14 – HOST: DANICA LORER, FEATURING DANICA LORER, POETIK and PEACE AKINTADE. 

 

  Danica Lorer has spent the past twenty years as a professional storyteller. She has been struck by lightning, a moose, a rogue semi-tire, vehicles, and the odd strange idea. She is a freelance writer, workshop facilitator, face and body painter, slam and page poet, and the host of Shaw Saskatoon’s literary arts program 'Lit Happens'. She has been published in grain, antiLang, Spring, untethered, Poetry All Over the Floor, and Alice Unbound: Beyond Wonderland.
     
  Poetik, aka Kevin Wesaquate, is a spoken word poet and visual artist who is currently employed as the Aboriginal Arts Leader at SCYAP. Kevin is the founder of Indigenous Poetry Society with hopes of building a larger community of artists. Kevin represented Saskatoon at the Canadian Individual Slam in Vancouver in April 2018 and represented Tonight It’s Poetry for the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word in 2017 and 2018. He recently finished the Indigenous Fine Arts Residency in Banff Centre for the Arts, called ‘Ghost Days, Making Art for Spirit. 2019’. Becoming community leader in Saskatoon, he is from Piapot First Nation where he learned the value of a community. 
     
 

Peace Akintade is a Spoken Word Artist, actor, scriptwriter, filmmaker, public speaker, and activist for children's education. She is currently on the Advisory Council for the Tim Horton Childrens' Foundation. She helps her mother run the Fruitful Vine Foundation and Production. Proud member of the 2018 and 2019 Write Out Loud Youth Poetry team in Saskatoon, Peace is currently directing her debut show "If Love Was an Echo" in Saskatoon, and starring in the "Romeo Project 2019" for the Fridge Festival. Her lifelong dream is to own her own skyscraper and/or Art Gallery. 

 


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