Did you ever wish you could have lunch with an author? The SWG has just the program for you! Join us at the SWG office on the first Tuesday of every month for these lunchtime craft talks.
These half-hour sessions begin at 12:15 p.m. You can attend in person or from the comfort of your home, office, or favourite Wi-Fi spot (as long as you have access to high speed Internet and a Facebook account).
If attending in person, bring a bagged lunch and listen to a Saskatchewan author talk about the craft of writing. We’ll provide coffee, tea, and water. Write After Lunch is a free public event open to everyone and there is no need to register.
Past Write After Lunch talks can be viewed on our Facebook Page.
When: Tuesday, December 3, 2019, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Where: The Ken Mitchell Library, SWG Offices, 100-1150 8th Ave (Wheelchair accessible)
The Literary History of Saskatchewan
with David Carpenter
David Carpenter discusses the process of getting three volumes of The Literary History of Saskatchewan out over a 12-year period. This involved sifting through the work of countless professional writers in order to decide whose work was literary. What does that mean, literary writing? Where do we draw the line? Who among your contemporaries are in the next great wave of literary writing in this province?
Since 1985, David Carpenter has published 10 books. These include novels, short story collections, works of nonfiction and poetry. He has also edited a number of books, including The Education of Augie Merasty and the 3-volume Literary History of Saskatchewan. He began writing in Winnipeg and Toronto as a translator and reviewer, but switched to writing his own work shortly after witnessing a reading in Saskatoon of THE MOOSE JAW MOVEMENT. He was inspired by writers such as Gary Hyland, Bob Currie and Lorna Crozier. Last year, for his efforts, he was presented with an Honorary Doctorate from the U. of S.