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July 8, 2020

Book Bytes

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Organization: Saskatchewan Writers' Guild

Location: Zoom and Facebook Live

Cost: Free to attend

Registration: Register once for the whole series. You’ll receive automatic reminders from Zoom. Or, you can tune in to the SWG Facebook page at noon each Wednesday to watch live.
To register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_jtzhLyQ2TkydrCQOmb6fYA

Book Bytes brings audiences readings by an eclectic mix of authors and storytellers over the lunch hour. The authors come from a variety of genres including poetry, children’s literature, non-fiction and fiction genres and grapple with a variety of topics both humorous and serious, poignant and inspiring. Whether they are just emerging or already well-established, these authors gather from across Saskatchewan to be on hand each Wednesday to read selections of their work. Register once for the whole series, or tune into the SWG Facebook page beginning at noon each week from July 9 to August 19. Please note there is no event on July 29.

Hosted by:    

  Marion Mutala has a master’s degree in educational administration and taught for 30 years. A passion for the arts, she loves to write, sing, play pickle-ball and guitar, travel, and read. Marion is the author of the National Bestselling, Award-winning Children’s, Baba’s Babushka series. She has written 11 books. Coming Soon: Live Well- and Other Essays and a 10th Anniversary Baba’s Babushka: A Magical Journey to Ukraine book as well as Earth Angels-Operation Angels. See more at www.babasbabushka.ca
Readings by:    
  Anne Lazurko’s first novel, Dollybird, received the Willa Award for Historical Fiction and her poetry most recently appeared in Gush: Menstrual Manifestos For Our Time. She received the 2018 Saskatchewan Foundation for the Arts Literary Award to complete Mengeti, a novel set in Indonesia where she was fortunate to have travelled to research the work. Anne is a farmer, an agricultural journalist and current President of Sage Hill Writing.
  Bruce Rice is the Saskatchewan Poet Laureate, an essayist and editor. His six collections of poetry include The Vivian Poems: Street Photographer Vivian Maier (new from Radiant Press). Bruce has been called “a master of light.” He writes about individual lives, community and how we are transformed by landscape even as we leave our footprints on it. Bruce lives in Regina, on Treaty 4 Territory and the homeland of the Metis.
  Dianne Young lives in Martensville and writes for children and adults. She has published six books for children, including Grampa, Will You Tell Me a Story? with the creator of the Pickles comic strip, Brian Crane, and Dear Flyary, which won the Saskatchewan Book Award for Children’s Literature. She also was a contributing editor for Dear Me: The Widow Letters - an anthology of letters written by widows to their newly-widowed selves.

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

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