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Speed Dating for Writing Groups - Saskatoon

When: Thursday, May 7, 6 - 8:30 pm
Where: Round Prairie Branch, Saskatoon Public Library, 170-250 Hunter Road, Saskatoon, SK
Cost: Free. Please register in advance register.
Deadline for registration: May 5, 2020
Speed Dating for Writing Groups
If a gathering of wizards is collectively known as an argument, and a group of lapwings is a deceit, what do you call a group of writers? Answer: when you form your new group, you can decide! One of the most frequent pieces of advice a writer receives is, “Join a writers’ group. Get some eyes on your work.” 
Join dee Hobsbawn-Smith to learn what a writing group can do for your writing, and network with other writers using “speed dating” techniques. 
A fountainpen of writers. A memory chip of memoirists. Maybe a persnickety of poets… 
Whatever you call it, the benefits of joining a writing group are huge. Here are a few reasons you should consider joining a writing group:
  • Inspiration 
  • Motivation
  • Constructive Criticism
  • Guidance
  • Support and Encouragement
  • Networking
Writing groups looking for new members, or people interested in creating a new group are encouraged to register. Participants can expect to share their contact information with other interested participants at the event. (We do not share contact information without consent.)

This event is in partnership with the Saskatoon Public Library.

dee Hobsbawn-Smith’s prize-winning poetry, essays, fiction and journalism appear in magazines, anthologies, newspapers, websites, and literary journals in Canada, the USA and Scotland. In 2015-16, she served as the Saskatoon Public Library’s 35th Writer in Residence. A retired chef, ex-restaurateur and once again a newspaper columnist, she also served as Poetry Editor of Grain. dee earned her MFA in Writing at the University of Saskatchewan and is currently working on her MA in Literature, also at the U of S. She has published seven books and is currently polishing her second poetry manuscript, a novel and an essay collection. She is a member of Visible Ink, a Saskatoon-based writers group that has existed for nearly two decades. She is married to poet and writer Dave Margoshes. In her spare time, she runs, quilts, cooks, plays with Jake the golden retriever, and reads.

For more information, please contact:

Cat Abenstein, Program Coordinator
T: 306.791.7746 | E: swgevents@skwriter.com


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