SASKATCHEWAN FESTIVAL OF WORDS SCHEDULE 2021

Join us ONLINE for the 25th Annual Saskatchewan Festival of Words. 

You can now purchase a Full Festival Pass and register for Workshops at a Pay-What-You-Can Price.

 

Festival Pass: Suggested amount of $50

Workshops: Suggested amount of $10

Be sure to check out the special announcement about our LIVE In-Person events held at the Mae Wilson Theatre by clicking the video below!
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Keep scrolling to see the full Festival schedule, or download our current Events and Workshop Schedules by clicking the appropriate buttons below:

Full Schedule and Workshop Registration:

Pre-recorded Sessions: (Also Available in Podcast Format)

Available 

July 2021

PANEL: Fantasy Writing

Discussions with CL Polk, Melanie McFarlane, and Hiromi Goto

Moderated by: Wayne Arthurson

Available

July 2021

READING SESSION

Author Readings and Q&A with Carol Rose GoldenEagle, Linda Spalding, and Sylvia Legris

Available

July 2021

HYLAND MEMORIAL SESSION: A Conversation with Poets

Peace Akintade and Tenille Campbell

Sponsored by: Arts in Motion

MONDAY July 12, 2021

3:00 PM

7 Things I Learned About Publicity and Marketing Workshop

with Farzana Doctor

Getting ready to promote a book? This workshop will address how authors can learn to: take charge of their publicity; work in partnership with a publicist (freelance or with your publisher); use social media; pitch traditional media; create and attract people to your events; and other useful marketing strategies. Jam-packed with tips and ideas, Farzana will break down how to make your self-promotion more effective and fun.

Sponsored by: The Sask Writers' Guild

TUESDAY July 13, 2021

Story Time in Crescent Park

with Tina and Aislinn

 

Today is all about Canadian authors! We will learn about being yourself from Kai Cheng Thom's beautiful "From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea". We'll learn to cook with Danny Ramadan's "Salma the Syrian Chef". Win some free books courtesy of the Saskatchewan Festival of Words!

Age: 6+

Registration Limit: 30

Mode of Registration: Please call the Moose Jaw Public Library in advance to register due to limited seating. No Drop-In Availability without registration. (306) 692-2787

Please ask for Aislinn or Tina.

Sponsored by: Sasktel

In Partnership with: The Moose Jaw Public Library

10:30 AM

7:00 PM

Fearless Writing Workshop

with Carol Rose GoldenEagle

Too often, emerging writers censor themselves, worried about what others will think with what's been written.

 

This workshop encourages writers to always use their own voice, express in their own words and be fearless.

Sponsored by: The Sask Writers' Guild

WEDNESDAY July 14, 2021

Fact or Fiction Workshop

with Téa Mutonji

Have you ever told a memory so wildly, people respond with, “this can’t be real?” Whether writers work in creative nonfiction or fiction, we confront this disbelief all the time. We may define creative nonfiction as “real stories disguised as fiction.” Conversely, we might define fiction as “true stories vividly told”. This workshop explores how both definitions may be combined as we negotiate a single story.

Sponsored by: The Sask Writers' Guild

3:00 PM

THURSDAY July 15, 2021

11:00 AM

GREAT BIG BOOK CLUB

Discussing novel Gutter Child with author Jael Richardson

Moderated by: Angie Abdou

Sponsored by: DL Solutions

3:00 PM

READING SESSION

Author Readings and Q&A with Sylvia Legris, Lyndon Penner, and Jenn Sharp

7:00 PM

PANEL: Festivals from an Author's Perspective

Discussions with Jael Richardson, Guy Vanderhaeghe, and Harold R. Johnson

Moderated by: Angie Abdou

 

In-Person screening sponsored by: Visit Moose Jaw

FRIDAY July 16, 2021

11:00 AM

KIDS INK WORKSHOP
with Melanie McFarlane

Sponsored by: The Wakamow Rotary Club and SSCF

11:00 AM

TEEN READ OUT
led by Kirstine Scarrow 

Participants from the Teen Writing Experience share the pieces they have been working on during the week. Open to all to attend.

 In Partnership with Sage Hill Writing

3:00 PM

READING SESSION

Author Readings and Q&A with Sharon Butala, Téa Mutonji, Craig Davidson, and Dorothy Ellen Palmer

LIVE IN-PERSON READING SESSION with Sask Book Award Nominees

Held in the Mae Wilson Theatre

Author Readings and Q&A with Gillian Harding-Russell, Cort Dogniez, Bevann Fox

Sponsored by: Saskatchewan Book Awards

5:00 PM

7:00 PM

READING SESSION

Author Readings and Q&A with Wayne Arthurson, Guy Vanderhaeghe, and Farzana Doctor

 

Sponsored by: Brenda Walper Bossence

SATURDAY July 17, 2021

11:00 AM

READING SESSION

Author Readings and Q&A with Mohamed Abdulkarim Ali, Jenn Sharp, and Sharon Butala

3:00 PM

PANEL: Defying Genre

Discussions with Craig Davidson, Dorothy Ellen Palmer, and Hiromi Goto

Moderated by: Lindsay Morhart

7:00 PM

CONCERT: VAL HALLA

 

In partnership with The Moose Jaw Cultural Centre

SUNDAY July 18, 2021

11:00 AM

READING SESSION

Author Readings and Q&A with Mohamed Abdulkarim Ali, Angie Abdou, and Lyndon Penner

LIVE IN-PERSON PANEL: Local Artist Discussion

Held in the Mae Wilson Theatre

Discussions with Lori Deets, Dustan Hlady, and Philly 5

Moderated by: Angie Abdou

1:00 PM

3:00 PM

PANEL: Writing Inspirations

Discussions with Linda Spalding, Harold Johnson, and Peace Akintade

Moderated by: Farzana Doctor

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