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Wednesday
August 19, 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:    
  Brenda Baker (BFA) is a writer, performer and creativity coach. For adults, as a songwriter she’s toured Canada, releasing two original CDs and collecting a Saskatchewan Book Award for her short stories. For children, she starred in a TV series, released a DVD and three CDs, with one shortlisted for an Indie. Her novel Camp Outlook won the Saskatchewan Book Award for Children’s Literature, and the High Plains YA Book Award (USA).
     
Readings by:    
  Sarah C. Owens is a Young Adult Fantasy writer, a mom of two boys, and a History and English teacher from Saskatoon. She has just completed the Apprenticeship program through the Saskatchewan Writers Guild, where she is also a member.
Sarah has always used writing as a way to express her passion for creativity, and has found her niche in Young Adult fiction, and is currently working on a Fantasy novel in the genre.
     
  Marie Powell’s castle-hopping across North Wales to explore her family roots resulted in her YA Fantasy series Last of the Gifted: Spirit Sight and Water Sight* (www.wooddragonbooks.com/marie-powell) to be released this summer and fall. Marie is the author of more than 40 children’s books, along with award-winning short stories and poetry. She has been fiction/nonfiction editor of SWG's Spring and editor (twice) of Windscript. Find her at mariepowell.ca
(*Participation made possible through Creative Saskatchewan’s Book Publishing Production Grant Program.)
     
  If you love bookstores, libraries, the smell of books and have a stack of “yet-to-read” books on deck, then you will have something in common with Melaney Bossaer. Author of Beyond the 14th Floor, Melaney, is a dog lover that enjoys travelling, reading, writing, gardening and bird watching. Some of her favourite reads are Stephen King, James Frey, Jodi Picoult, Elizabeth Gilbert and biographies.

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



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