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August 5, 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:    
  Peggy Worrell grew up on a Saskatchewan farm. She is a social worker as well as a writer. Grants from the Saskatchewan Arts Board and Creative Saskatchewan have supported her writing. She has studied at The Banff Centre, St. Peter’s College, and The Munster Literature Centre in Cork, Ireland. Proudflesh, published by Thistledown Press, was a finalist for Book of the Year and Best First Book at the 2015 SK Book Awards.
Readings by:    
  Glenda Goertzen is the author of the Prairie Dogs Adventure series. An interest in writing and television launched her into a career in multi-media production, which evolved into a career in libraries. She now spends her days surrounded by books in various stages of completion. Her signature style is a blend of humour and suspense set in environments where her love of hiking, biology and fascinating ecosystems plays a strong role.
  Sarah Vermette studied screenwriting and poetry in both Toronto and Los Angeles. Her first screenplay placed in the top 10% of the Nichol Fellowship, and she received several film grants. Life led her away from film into a time of hibernation, giving her space to write a memoir, which is currently undergoing a final rewrite. She leads therapeutic writing workshops and individual sessions, sharing how to use writing as a powerful tool for well-being (writeitout.ca).
  Helen Row Toews has lived on the family farm near Marshall, SK most of her life. She works as a writer, columnist, EA and bus driver for her local school. This, along with her love of the Canadian Prairies, travel and all things humorous, is what she draws from to write these tales.

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

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