FLYWAY BOOK LAUNCH

Thursday, May 5, 2022, 7:00 pm CDT

McNally Robinson Grant Park, Winnipeg (event link here)

 

Join us as we celebrate the launch of Sarah Ens's new poetry book Flyway (Turnstone Press). This event features a reading and a discussion of the book with host Jennifer Lynn Still.

Watch the launch here.

TURNSTONE'S 2POEM2 TUESDAY READING SERIES: RHEA TREGEBOV AND SARAH ENS 

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Watch it here.

 

Featuring Rhea Tregebov and Sarah Ens

Presented by Turnstone Press

TUNING INTO THE POEM: AN EDITING WEBINAR WITH SARAH ENS

Tuesday, May 18, 2021, 7PM CST

Saskatchewan Writers' Guild

Watch it here.

 

Whether self-editing or collaborating with an editor, poetry editing is a practice in listening, focusing on how subtle shifts in syntax, line breaks, and image can change the meaning of a piece. Poet-editor Matthew Hollis suggests that successful poetry editing also involves listening to the author “tuning into their poems.” In this workshop, we’ll discuss expectations within a typical editorial relationship, the different levels of feedback available, and tips for self-editing, demystifying the poetry editing process and setting the soundstage for effective, generative listening.

WRITING NORTH BOOK CLUB: READ THE NORTH PANEL

Friday, January 22, 2021, 12PM CST

Writing North 2021: Sheltering in Place, Dwelling in Words

Watch the reading here.

 

Lunch book club! Have your lunch and join us today for the Writing North Book Club: Read the North Panel presentation hosted by Tea Gerbeza. From 12-1pm, MFA alumnas Sarah Ens, Meaghan Hackinen, Nicole Haldoupis, Shannon McConnell, and Allie McFarland do a mini-reading of their debut books, discuss their influences as writers, share and explain how they approach their craft.

VIRTUAL LAUNCH: LIVING IN A HOUSE ON FIRE

Tuesday, December 15, 2020, 7PM CST

Prairie Fire magazine.

Join us virtually for the launch of Living in a House on Fire! Hosted by Guest-Editor Sheri Benning. Readings by: Lauren Carter, Sarah Ens, Zilla Jones, Steve Locke, Josiah Neufeld, Amber O'Reilly, Özten Shebagegit, & Jess Woolford. Register here.

WE ARE ONE: POEMS FROM THE PANDEMIC VIDEO LAUNCH

Watch the reading here.

In the spring of 2020, author and editor George Melnyk put together a poetry anthology together with Bayeux Arts called We Are One: Poems from the Pandemic. Poets across the country were invited to submit poems on the topic of COVID-19 and now the book is out! In this video you’ll find four readings from the anthology by four different poets living in four different provinces. Readings feature Brian Barlett, Sarah Ens, Tea Gerbeza and Alex Manley.

THE RIVER VOLTA READING SERIES: SARAH ENS AND FRANCINE CUNNINGHAM

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

The River Volta Reading Series

Watch the reading here.

A literary reading series in Saskatoon run by the students of the MFA in Writing program at the University of Saskatchewan. Every month we have featured readers and an open mic! September's readers are Sarah Ens and Francine Cunningham.

THE ART BAR POETRY SERIES WITH SARAH ENS AND MARVYNE JENOFF

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Virtual Art Bar Reading Series

Watch the reading here.

Canada's longest-running, poetry-only, weekly reading series. 

This event was hosted by Shayona Panth.

SPEAKING CROW: AUGUST 2020 VIRTUAL EDITION FEATURING SARAH ENS

Tuesday, August 4, 2020, 7:00pm CDT

Speaking Crow Reading Series

Watch the reading here.

Winnipeg's longest running poetry open mic moves online with featured reader, Sarah Ens!

ONE MINUTE POEM SERIES

Friday, July 17, 2020

Poets Corner Reading Series

Watch the reading here.

BOOK BYTES 2020

Wednesday, July 15, 2020, 12:00 pm CST

Saskatchewan Writers' Guild

Register here: https://www.facebook.com/events/823966244793122/

Watch the reading here.

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.


Host: Courtney Bates-Hardy
Readings by: Ellen Sagh, Sarah Ens, Maureen Ulrich

ALECC OPEN MIC AND MFA SHOWCASE

Friday, July 10, 2020, 4:00 pm CST

Association for Literature, Environment, and Culture in Canada

Register here: https://www.facebook.com/events/515834085885574

Join the Association for Literature, Environment, and Culture in Canada (ALECC) conference participants and MFA in Writing students and faculty from the University of Saskatchewan for an evening of story and poetry.

Hosted by MFA in Writing Students Tea Gerbeza and Sarah Ens and featuring:
Sheri Benning, Ariel Gordon, Laurie D. Graham, Erin Hiebert, Zach Keesey, Tonia Laird, 
Joanne Leow, Joanna Lilley, Cameron Muir, Kate O’Gorman, Kathryn Shalley

"LIGHTNING-ROUND": POETS SHARING NEW COLLECTIONS AND SOCIAL TIME

Friday, July 10, 2020, 3:00 pm CST

Association for Literature, Environment, and Culture in Canada

Register here: https://conferences.usask.ca/alecc2020/art-lit-film/lightning-round-poets.php

 

Join the poets below for an hour of sharing and conversation.

Hosted by Yvonne Blomer

Featuring Sarah Ens, Adam Dickinson, Kelly Shepherd, Conrad Scott, Joanna Lilley, Poets from Sweet Water: Poems for the Watersheds

THE WORLD IS MOSTLY SKY VIRTUAL BOOK LAUNCH

Thursday, May 7, 2020, 7:00 pm CDT

Pandemic Response Reading Series, Zoom Webinar

Register here: https://laurencarter.ca/prrs/#SarahEns

Watch the launch here.

PERIODICITIES VIRTUAL READING SERIES

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

periodicities: a journal of poetry and poetics, rob mclennan (instalment link here)

A series of video recordings of contemporary poets reading from their work, prompted by the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent cancellations, shut-downs and isolations; a reading series you can enjoy in the safety of your own protected space. 

 

Watch my reading here.

SCHMOOZING WITH POETS: THE WORLD IS MOSTLY SKY

Wednesday, April 22, 2020, 12:30 pm CST

Schmoozing with Poets Reading Series with Lee Ellen Pottie, Zoom Webinar

Watch our conversation here.

THE WORLD IS MOSTLY SKY SASKATOON BOOK LAUNCH (CANCELLED)

Thursday, April 23, 2020, 7:00 pm

McNally Robinson, Travel Alcove, Saskatoon (event link here

Saskatoon launch of The World Is Mostly Sky.

THE WORLD IS MOSTLY SKY WINNIPEG BOOK LAUNCH (CANCELLED)

Tuesday, April 14, 2020, 7:00 pm

McNally Robinson Grant Park, Winnipeg (event link here)

Launch of The World Is Mostly Sky (Turnstone Press). In this shining debut, identity and community converge in poems for a modern generation. Beginning with the open prairie skies of her youth, Sarah Ens maps an emergence into millennial womanhood, questioning feminine expectations and examining heartache and disembodiment during an age of personal and planetary upheaval. The World Is Mostly Sky looks backwards and inwards to find respite in stars, warm earth, and deep waters while rejoicing in the sacred bonds of sisterhood that offer the courage to meet our uncertain horizon.

RIVER VOLTA READING SERIES: GRADUATING STUDENT SHOWCASE (CANCELLED)

Thursday, March 19, 2020, 7:00 pm

D'Lish by Tish, Saskatoon (event link here)

Join us in congratulating the University of Saskatchewan's MFA in Writing Class of 2020, as our graduating students showcase their brilliant fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction!

PUBLISHING 101 - A HOW-TO WORKSHOP

Saturday, January 18, 2020, 1:30 pm

SaskBooks, Cliff Wright Branch Library, Saskatoon (event link here)

Demystify the publishing process with SaskBooks, the provincial publishing association. In this workshop and seminar, we will cover the process a book takes from manuscript submission to final sale. Covering topics like how to find a publisher to best practices for self-publishing, participants will get one-on-one time with publishing professionals and with publishers themselves at an afternoon panel. Jillian Bell, Director of Marketing and Finance at SaskBooks will make a presentation in the morning that covers the publishing industry, how manuscript acquisition works, and the things you need to think about when you self-publish. The afternoon session features a panel of Saskatchewan publishers (Serimuse Books, JackPine Press, and McKenzie Carver & Associates) who will talk about their successes and their challenges.

OPENING SHOWCASE, WILD WRITERS FESTIVAL 2019

Friday, November 1, 2019

Waterloo (event link here)

Parents make for great source material. Award-winning writers Elizabeth Hay and Kathy Page know this all too well. Kathy Page’s Dear Evelyn grew from her father’s war-time love letters to her mother. Elizabeth Hay’s All Things Consoled details the decline of her ferociously independent elderly parents. Featuring readings from The New Quarterly magazine’s annual writing contest winners, Sarah Ens, Paola Ferrante, and Terence Young. Followed by readings and discussion with Kathy Page and Elizabeth Hay. Moderated by Eufemia Fantetti.

AN EVENING WITH MEMORY SEEKERS

Tuesday, October 8, 2019, 7:00 pm

d'Lish by Tish, Saskatoon (event link here)

Join Dora Dueck, Katherine Lawrence, and Sarah Ens in Saskatoon for an evening of readings and discussion about memories kept and lost, and the art of writing these stories to life.

FROM PITCH TO PRESS

Wednesday, November 28, 2018, 1:00 pm

Geology 265, University of Saskatchewan (event link here)

Editors and publishers share tips! Presentations by MFA in Writing students Kathryn Shalley, Allison McFarland, and Sarah Ens.

NPM IN THE WFP 2018 LAUNCH

Monday, April 30, 2018, 7:00 pm

McNally Robinson, Winnipeg (event link here)

April is National Poetry Month. For the third year in a row, the Winnipeg Free Press will be publishing a National Poetry Month project, featuring poems by Winnipeg writers in the April 21 edition of the paper. Hosted by editors Jason Stefanik and Ariel Gordon, this event will feature readings from some featured NPM in the WFP 2018 poets including: Conni Cartlidge, Rebecca Danos, Kristian Enright, Sarah Ens, J. Robert Ferguson, Sally Ito, Ted Landrum, Louella Lester, Kim MacRae, Michael Minor, Amber O’Reilly, Patricia Robertson, and David Yerex Williamson.

WRITER-IN-RESIDENCE FAREWELL

Tuesday, April 19, 2018, 7:00 pm

Millennium Library, Winnipeg (event link here)

Say farewell to Writer-in-Residence Jennifer Still as she marks the end of her term with us and hear a sample of her work in progress. A selection of the emerging writers who consulted with Jennifer during her residency will also read.

PRAIRIE FIRE PRESENTS AN EVENING OF POETRY & PROSE!

Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 7:00 pm

Fools + Horses, Winnipeg (event link here)

Join Prairie Fire for an evening of poetry and prose by young and emerging writers! With readings by: Sarah Ens, Josiah Neufeld, Lindsey Olver, Marika Prokosh, Tamar Rubin, Jason Stefanik