Schedule 2022

DISCLAIMER: 

Due to the evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a possibility to see changes in events and the line-up leading up to the Festival. All schedules and Festival information will list the last day updated so please make sure to stay up to date.

Last updated: April 27, 2022

ONLINE EVENTS: 

We are proud to continue to bring you online events as we welcome back in-person sessions. The in-person events in the Mae Wilson Theatre and the Art Museum Theatre will be live streamed for free. You will still be able to ask questions as our moderators and introducers will be monitoring the chat.

PASSES: 

We have 3 options for passes at the Festival:

FULL/STUDENT PASS: 

The Full/Student Pass offers entry into all events except workshops and Trivia Night. 

Cost: $200/$55 plus applicable fees

FLEX PASS:

The Flex Pass offers entry to all events through a punch card with each punch worth $5.

Cost: $100 plus applicable fees ($125 in punches)

THURSDAY July 14

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9 AM - 12 PM

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KIDS INK

with Instructor: Khodi Dill

Description: Introduction to Spoken Word

Taylor Room, Moose Jaw Public Library

FREE 

REGISTER

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GREAT BIG BOOK CLUB

Discussing: The Strangers by katherena vermette

South Room, Moose Jaw Public Library

$25 - Advanced Registration Required

REGISTER

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WATER COLOUR PAINTING AND POETRY WORKSHOP

with Instructor: Kevin Wesaquate

Description: A workshop illuminating the connection between art and poetry.

Sponsored by Saskatchewan Writers Guild

North Studio, Moose Jaw Cultural Centre

Sponsored by:

$30 - Advanced Registration Required

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10 AM - 11 AM 

STORY TIME FOR LITTLE ONES

with author: Kai Cheng Thom

Venue Sponsored by SaskTel

Moose Jaw Public Library Front Lawn

FREE

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1 PM - 4 PM 

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SHORT FILM WRITING WORKSHOP

with author: Daniel Scott Tysdal

Description: Daniel Scott Tysdal leads attendees through the basics of writing 10-minute scripts and what we can do with them in this introduction to writing short film scripts.

Sponsored by:

South Room, Moose Jaw Public Library

$30 - Advanced Registration Required

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BREATHING LIFE INTO CHARACTERS

with Instructor: Michelle Good

Description: What makes characters compelling? Is it relatability? Mystery? Complexity? Incongruity? All of the above? Conversely, what makes a character forgettable? In this masterclass, we will consider some forgettable and unforgettable characters and what combination of factors made them so.

Sponsored by:

South Room, Moose Jaw Public Library

$30 - Advanced Registration Required

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Science, Art, Exploration, and Writing

with Instructor: Warsha Mushtaq

Description: This workshop will draw connections between art and science, explore creativity and imagination, and open participants' eyes to the wonders of the natural world. Guided by storytelling, going out into nature and engaging in quick-writes inspired by observations of the natural world and astrophotography, and exploring ideas from the philosophy of science to ask big questions at the end of the experience.

Sponsored by:

Location TBA

$30 - Advanced Registration Required

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*Note this workshop is only from 1-2PM

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2 PM

FILM: SCARBOROUGH

Starring: Liam Diaz, Mekiya Fox, Anne Claire Beitel

Synopsis: Scarborough is the film adaptation of the award-winning novel by Catherine Hernandez. Over the course of a school year, 3 kids in a low-income neighbourhood find community and friendship at a drop-in reading program.

Mae Wilson Theatre, Moose Jaw Cultural Centre

Sponsored by DLSolutions | Desjardins Financial Security Investments Inc.

$10 - Included in pass

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7 PM

Doors open at 6PM

READCEPTION

Mini-Readings by: Evan Winter, Jerry Haigh, Patricia Robertson, Lisa Bird Wilson, and Robert Currie

2nd Floor Conference Centre, Mosaic Place

$20 - Included in pass

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FRIDAY July 15

9:00 AM - 9:50 AM

10:10 AM - 11:00 AM

11:20 AM - 12:00 PM

ART MUSEUM

THEATRE

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READING

ROOM

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SOUTH

ROOM

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TAYLOR

ROOM

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12:00 PM - 2:40 PM

LUNCH BREAK

2:40 PM - 3:30 PM

ART MUSEUM

THEATRE

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READING

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SOUTH

ROOM

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4 PM - 5 PM

FRIDAY FEATURE

Interview with Emma Donoghue (Virtual Appearance)

Mae Wilson Theatre, Moose Jaw Cultural Centre (217 Main St. N)

$15 - Included in Pass

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5:30 PM

TRIVIA NIGHT

Bobby's Place (63 High St. W)

Doors Open at 5:30 PM

Trivia begins at 6 PM

$25 - Not included in Pass - Advanced Tickets Required

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8:30 PM 

SPOKEN WORD SHOWCASE

Hosted by Cat Abenstein

Features: Brandon Wint, Khodi Dill, Jillian Christmas, Janelle Pewapsconias, and Kai Cheng Thom

Mae Wilson Theatre, Moose Jaw Cultural Centre (217 Main St. W)

Pay what you can! 

Suggested amount $10

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SATURDAY July 16

9:00 AM - 9:50 AM

11:20 AM - 12:00 PM

10:10 AM - 11:00 AM

ART MUSEUM

THEATRE

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READING

ROOM

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SOUTH

ROOM

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TAYLOR

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ART

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2:40 PM - 3:30 PM

ART MUSEUM

THEATRE

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READING

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4 PM - 5 PM

SATURDAY FEATURE

Climate to Change: Inspiration and Conservation

Featuring Warsha Mushtaq, Paul Huebener, and Jerry Haigh, this panel goes through how these writers were inspired to talk about conservation and what they see for the future.

Mae Wilson Theatre, Moose Jaw Cultural Centre (217 Main St. N)

$15 - Included in Pass

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5 PM - 6 PM

THISTLEDOWN BOOK LAUNCH

Featuring Rita Bouvier, Lee Gowan, and Katherine Walker

2nd Floor Lobby, Moose Jaw Cultural Centre (217 Main St. N)

FREE

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8:30 PM

SK FESTIVAL OF WORDS PRESENTS

Don Amero

Mae Wilson Theatre, Moose Jaw Cultural Centre (217 Main St. N)

$25 - Included in Pass

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SUNDAY July 17

9 AM - 12 AM

SUNDAY BREAKFAST AND PANELS

9AM Individually packed breakfast

Mae Wilson Theatre, Moose Jaw Cultural Centre (217 Main St. N)

$30 - Included in Pass

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10 AM - 10:45 AM

COVER TO COVER: A CLOSER LOOK AT PUBLISHING

Look behind the scenes and authors talk about their publishing journeys. Featuring Evan Winter, Kai Cheng Thom, Wayne Simpson, and Jason Purcell.

Moderator: TBA

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11:10 AM - 12 PM

BETWEEN THE SHEETS: THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN FANS AND AUTHORS

Book clubs, Festivals, the internet and more. We explore how interactions with fans shape books and drive sales. Featuring katherena vermette, Will Ferguson, and Zarqa Nawaz.

Moderator: TBA

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