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Coming Soon

Austin Ahenakew

Austin "The Noble Savage" Ahenakew has a unique style that weaves rhythm into storytelling and announces an urgent truth from the perspective of an Indigenous youth. Bringing an unapologetic approach to Indigenous struggles, abuse, PTSD and how skin colour is viewed. He brings sweet words to stage without sugar coating any
part of the truth.

Peace Akintade

Peace Akintade-Oluwagbeye is an African-Canadian Interdisciplinary Poet, Public-Speaker, Chorus-Poem Playwrighter, and Thespian residing in Saskatoon Saskatchewan. Organically from Yorubaland Nigeria, Peace explores the intersectionality of the artist community from an explorer's perspective, dipping her honey-stained fingers into poetry, dance, performance art, critical research, and the theatre world. Recipient of the 2022 RBC SaskArts Emerging Artist Award and the 2023 Platinum Jubilee Queen's Medal. 2020-2021 Youth Poet Laurate, 2022 READSaskatoon Poet Laurate, and currently finishing her Poet-in-Residence with the Remai Modern Gallery for their Here and Now: Live Arts Initiative.

Ted Barris

Not a soldier but the soldiers' storyteller, not a veteran but recognized by vets as keeper of the flame, Ted Barris has published 20 non-fiction books, a dozen of them wartime histories. As a freelance journalist & broadcaster, he's contributed to national newspapers & periodicals, CBC, CTV, TVO and PBS. Among his awards: Veterans’ Affairs Commendation, QE II Diamond & Platinum Jubilee awards, Libris Award for non-fiction, RCAF Association NORAD Trophy, and in 2022 appointed Member of the Order of Canada.

Marjorie Beaucage

Marjorie Beaucage is a Two-Spirit Métis Auntie, filmmaker, art-ivist and educator. Born in Vassar, Manitoba, to a large Métis family, Marjorie’s life’s work has been about creating social change and making good relations. She sees life as currents running through us, deep underground streams, unconscious still waters, dammed up tributaries, spring melts. All in flux and ever changing. Understanding these movements on a personal and collective level leads to creating a world that makes room for difference.

Sheri Benning

Sheri Benning’s most recent collection of poetry, Field Requiem, was published by Carcanet Press in Fall 2021. Poems from Field Requiem appeared in The Forward Book of Poetry 2023, The Paris Review, PN Review, The Times Literary Supplement, Poetry Review, and Brick, among other places. Field Requiem was shortlisted for The Derek Walcott Prize for Poetry and the Pat Lowther Memorial Award. Sheri grew up on a farm in central Saskatchewan, Treaty 6 Territory. She completed a PhD at the University of Glasgow and currently teaches creative writing at the University of Saskatchewan.

Rita Bouvier

Rita Bouvier’s fourth book of poetry, "a beautiful rebellion" will be released by Thistledown Press in the spring of 2023. Rita’s poetry has appeared in literary journals and anthologies, musicals, and television productions, and has been translated into Spanish, German, and the Cree-Michif of her home community of sakitawak—Île-à-la-Crosse, Saskatchewan -- situated in Treaty 10 territory on the historic trading and meeting grounds of the Cree and Dene people.

Sigmund Brouwer

As the bestselling author of dozens of titles, with over 4 million books in print in multiple languages, Sigmund Brouwer writes for both children and adults. He has won the American Christy Book of the Year and the Arthur Ellis Award for best young-adult mystery in Canada. Over the last two decades, he has presented his Story Ninja Literacy Show to more than a million students across North America.

Ken Carriere

Retired educator, geologist, trapper, hunter, commercial fisher and waterfowl hunter's guide. Born and raised in Cumberland House, Saskatchewan. Fluent speaker and writer of Swampy Cree language.

Tamara Cherry

Tamara Cherry is a Regina-based award-winning journalist, trauma researcher, and media commentator who spent nearly 15 years reporting on crime in Canada’s biggest newsrooms. She is also the founder of Pickup Communications, a public relations firm that is changing the way trauma survivors interact with and are impacted by the media.

Diyet and The Love Soldiers

Diyet & The Love Soldiers is alternative country, folk, roots and traditional with catchy melodies and stories deeply rooted in Diyet’s Indigenous world view and northern life. Diyet sings in both English and Southern Tutchone (her native language) and plays bass guitar. Backed by Love Soldiers: husband and collaborator, Robert van Lieshout (acoustic guitar, drums & percussion) and Juno Award winning producer, Bob Hamilton (electric guitar, pedal steel & mandolin); this trio multi instrumental trio from the Yukon has a sound that can fill a big stage or capture an intimate room.

Dr. Norma Dunning

Dr Norma Dunning is a Padlei Inuk writer, and professor. She writes fiction and non-fiction, prose and poetry. Her first work of nonfiction, Kinauvit? What’s your name explains the Eskimo Identification Canada system (2022) and is a finalist for the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing with Writers Trust. Tainna (the unseen ones) received the Governor General's Award (2021). Annie Muktuk and Other Stories received the Danuta Gleed award (2018) and many other awards. Eskimo Pie: a poetics of Inuit Identity and Akia: the other side are her poetic works. She lives in Edmonton.

Kim Fu

Kim Fu is the author of two novels, a collection of poetry, and most recently, the story collection Lesser Known Monsters of the 21st Century, which was a finalist for the 2022 Scotiabank Giller Prize. She lives in Seattle, Washington.

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