BOOK BYTES 2020
Wednesday, July 15, 2020, 12:00 pm CST
Saskatchewan Writers' Guild
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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:
Laurie D. Graham
"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
Join the poets below for an hour of sharing and conversation.
Hosted by Yvonne Blomer
Poets from Sweet Water: Poems for the Watersheds
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.
WILD WRITERS LITERARY FESTIVAL 2019
Friday, November 1, 2019
Waterloo, Ontario (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)
Please 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:
J. Robert Ferguson
David Yerex Williamson
WRITER IN RESIDENCE FAREWELL
Tuesday April 19 2018, 7:00 pm
Millennium Library, Winnipeg
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
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.