Reading by Ian Stephen and Bernadette Wagner
(hosted by Bruce Rice)
When: Saturday, April 12 | 2:00 p.m. Where: SWG Regina Office | Suite 100, 1150-8th Avenue
Join us on a Saturday afternoon at the reading by Scottish poet Ian Stephen and Regina poet Bernadette Wagner, who will be presenting their recent works.
Photo by Mats Rehnman
Ian Stephen is a writer, artist and sailor from the Isle of
Lewis in the Outer Hebrides. He studied English, Drama and Education at
Aberdeen University where he graduated in 1980 with a B Ed. (with
distinction) and Hons in English. After 15 years in the coastguard
service, he resigned in 1995, to work full-time in the arts.
Since the late 70s his wide-ranging work has been published in
numerous UK journals, as well as internationally, in Australia, Belgium,
Canada, Denmark, Ireland, Switzerland and the USA.
Ian was the inaugural winner of the Christian Salvesen/Robert Louis
Stevenson award and he was the first artist in residence at StAnza,
Scotland's annual poetry festival. The practice of navigating through
the geography of stories has been a key element of his work across the
arts since a Creative Scotland Award in 2002.
Photo by Shelley Banks
Bernadette Wagner currently serves as Chair of the 2014 Cathedral
Village Arts Festival, a week-long celebration of the Arts that takes
place each May in Regina's Cathedral Village. She is also the inaugural
writer-in-residence for the Last Mountain Lake Cultural Centre in Regina
Beach where she's editing a multi-genre collection of work by local
writers. An excerpt from her unpublished manuscript for children won a
Saskatchewan Writers' Guild Short Manuscript Award and her collection of
poetry, This hot place (Thistledown, 2010), was nominated for the Brenda Macdonald Riches First Book Award.