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FESTIVAL OF WORDS 2020
To all of our Festival friends and supporters,
Thank you for your support while we have adjusted to the quarantine. We have taken some much needed time to reassess our programs and the summer Festival in order to make sure that we comply with the restrictions set out by the Municipal, Provincial, and Federal governments. We also take the safety of our volunteers, audience, staff, and presenters very seriously, which means that we have made the difficult decision to move the 2020 Festival online.
The online Festival will still showcase everything you love from our regular festival with an excited line-up of authors featured in panels, readings, and workshops. In order to make it easier for everyone to be able to participate, we are extending the Festival dates to July 13-19, 2020 and making all of our events free! We will have the full schedule available in June where you will be able to register for each event online.
Although we are hosting the Festival online this year, there are still many costs associated with producing any event including paying all of our authors and presenters. If you are able, please consider donating the cost of a ticket ($10) or a pass ($125 - $200). Any donation over $20 will be eligible for a charitable tax receipt. Thank you for considering donating. Donate here.
We are still working with McNally Robinson to host book sales this year. If you purchase through them online, please self-identify at checkout as a Festival Patron and we will receive a portion of the proceeds. Click here to head to the McNally website. We are also working with Post Horizon Booksellers in Moose Jaw to sell books locally. Stay tuned for details.
Although we are disappointed that will not be able to bring you the Festival as we originally planned, we are excited to explore new and creative ways to connect our audience with authors from across the country.
Sarah Simison and Amanda Farnel
RESPONSE TO COVID-19
In response to recent events, the Saskatchewan Festival of Words office will be closed until further notice. Our staff will continue to work from home and are still available if you need us.
Sarah Simison, Executive Director firstname.lastname@example.org
Amanda Farnel, Operations Coordinator email@example.com
Or Call 306-691-0557
We will continue to monitor the situation closely and will proceed as advised by heath officials.