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August 12, 2020

Book Bytes

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Organization: Saskatchewan Writers' Guild

Location: Cost: Free to attend Registration: Register once for the whole series. You’ll receive automatic reminders from Zoom. Or, you

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:    
  Rachel Laverdiere hails from Saskatoon, where she writes, teaches, edits and throws pottery. Her writing is published in journals such as The Common, CutBank, The New Quarterly and Filling Station. Rachel's flash CNF was shortlisted for CutBank's 2019 Big Sky, Small Prose Flash Contest and made The Wigleaf Top 50 Very Short Fictions 2020. Her debut collection of essays is forthcoming. You can find more information about Rachel’s writing or her writing courses at www.rachellaverdiere.com
Readings by:    
  Tea Gerbeza is a disabled poet and paper quilling artist. She is currently an MFA in Writing candidate at the University of Saskatchewan. Tea has two dogs who keep her feet warm while she writes. You can find Tea’s work in the Society, Spring, and Poetry is Dead, among others. Her poems have won an Honourable Mention in the 2019 Short Grain Contest.
  Iryn Tushabe is a Ugandan-Canadian writer and journalist. Her creative nonfiction has appeared in Briarpatch Magazine, Adda, and Prairies North. Her short fiction has been anthologized in The Journey Prize 30: The Best of Canada's New Writers. The winner of the 2020 City of Regina Writing Award, she’s currently finishing her debut novel, Everything is Fine Here.
  Lynda Monahan is the author of four collections of poetry - a slow dance in the flames (Coteau Books,1998), what my body knows (Coteau Books 2003), verge (Guernica Editions 2015) and a co-written collection with poet Rodney Thompson titled A Beautiful Stone: poems and ululations ( Radiant Press 2019.) She has facilitated creative writing classes and workshops for several years and served as Writer-in-Residence at the JM Cuelenaere Library in Prince Albert and at the Victoria Hospital.

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

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