SASKATCHEWAN FESTIVAL OF WORDS SCHEDULE 2021

Join us ONLINE for the 25th Annual Saskatchewan Festival of Words. 
Check out all the great sessions we have lined up for the festival below!
Registration for the Festival opens June 1, 2021 at 10:00 AM.
Passes are set as a "pay-what-you-can" price (suggested amount $50).
Workshops are not included in the Festival Passes and you must pre-register for them.
The registration fee is also set as a "pay-what-you-can" price (suggested amount $10).
 
Be sure to check out our social media to be up to date on all things Festival.
Download our current Events and Workshop Schedule by clicking the appropriate buttons below:

Pre-recorded Sessions: (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

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 Writer's Guild

TUESDAY July 13, 2021

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 Writer's 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 Writer's 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

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, Wayne Arthurson, Harold Johnson

Moderated by: Angie Abdou

FRIDAY July 16, 2021

11:00 AM

KIDS INK WORKSHOP
with Melanie McFarlane

Sponsored by: The Wakamow Rotary Club and SSCF

3:00 PM

READING SESSION

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

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

More details to come!

SUNDAY July 18, 2021

11:00 AM

READING SESSION

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

3:00 PM

PANEL: Writing Inspirations

Discussions with Linda Spalding, Harold Johnson, and Peace Akintade

Moderated by: Farzana Doctor

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