Schedule 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.

FESTIVAL PASSES

FULL PASS 

Get entry into all events except workshops and Trivia Night. 

Cost: $200 plus applicable fees

STUDENT PASS

Get entry into all events except workshops and Trivia Night. 

Cost: $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 fees ($125 in punches)

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: June 8, 2022

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

Please note this workshop is from 9-11AM

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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.

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 instructor: 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:

Taylor Room, Moose Jaw Public Library

$30 - Advanced Registration Required

REGISTER

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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

REGISTER

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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:

ONLINE ONLY

$30 - Advanced Registration Required

REGISTER

*Note this workshop is only from 1-2PM

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Writing Workshops

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

BUY TICKET

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7 PM

Doors open at 6PM

READCEPTION

Mini-Readings by: Suyi Davies Okungbowa, Jerry Haigh, Patricia Robertson, Lisa Bird-Wilson, Amanda Leduc and Robert Currie

Mae Wilson Theatre, Moose Jaw Cultural Centre

$20 - Included in pass

BUY TICKET

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FRIDAY July 15

9:00 AM - 9:50 AM

10:10 AM - 11:00 AM

11:20 AM - 12:10 PM

ART MUSEUM

THEATRE

Zarqa Nawaz,
Amanda Leduc,
Suyi Davies Okungbowa

Lisa Bird-Wilson
Michelle Good
katherena vermette

Anthony Bidulka
Will Ferguson
David Bergen

Theressa Slind
David Bergen

Brandon Wint
Paul Huebener

SOUTH

ROOM

Zarqa Nawaz 
Patricia Robertson

Khodi Dill
Wayne Simpson

Anthony Bidulka
Jerry Haigh

TAYLOR

ROOM

Daniel Scott Tysdal
Jason Purcell

READING

ROOM

Theressa Slind
Jerry Haigh

Robert Currie

FREE

Will Ferguson

Sponsored by Arts in Motion

12:10 PM - 2:40 PM

LUNCH BREAK

2:40 PM - 3:30 PM

ART MUSEUM

THEATRE

Kai Cheng Thom
Kevin Wesaquate
Jason Purcell

Teen Read Out (Virtual)

SOUTH

ROOM

Khodi Dill
Robert Currie

TAYLOR

ROOM

READING

ROOM

Patricia Robertson
Brian Francis

4 PM - 5 PM

FRIDAY FEATURE

Interview with Emma Donoghue (Virtual Appearance)

Moderated by Amanda Leduc

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

10:10 AM - 11:00 AM

11:20 AM - 12:10 PM

ART MUSEUM

THEATRE

Daniel Scott Tysdal
Patricia Robertson
Khodi Dill

Dramatic Reading:
Brian Francis

SK Book Awards
Tara Gereaux
Theressa Slind
Lisa Bird-Wilson

Theressa Slind
Lisa Bird Wilson

Dramatic Reading:
Brian Francis

SOUTH

ROOM

Kevin Wesaquate
Anthony Bidulka

katherena vermette

Robert Currie
Jason Purcell

Will Ferguson
Daniel Scott Tysdal

TAYLOR

ROOM

READING

ROOM

Tara Gereaux
Paul Huebener

Zarqa Nawaz

Jillian Christmas
David Bergen

ART

GALLERY


Wayne Simpson

12:10 PM - 2:40 PM

LUNCH BREAK

2:40 PM - 3:30 PM

ART MUSEUM

THEATRE

Jerry Haigh
Paul Huebener
Wayne Simpson

Lisa Bird-Wilson
Anthony Bidulka

SOUTH

ROOM

David Bergen
Kevin Wesaquate

TAYLOR

ROOM

READING

ROOM

Suyi Davies Okungbowa
Kai Cheng Thom

4 PM - 5 PM

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SATURDAY FEATURE

Climate to Change: Inspiration and Conservation

Featuring Warsha Mushtaq, Paul Huebener, Erica Violet Lee and Jerry Haigh,

This panel goes through how these writers were inspired to talk about conservation and what they see for the future.

Moderated by Amanda Leduc

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

$15 - Included in Pass

BUY NOW

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

BUY NOW

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 Suyi Davies Okungbowa, Kai Cheng Thom, Wayne Simpson, and Jason Purcell.

Moderator: Amanda Leduc

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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: Amanda Leduc

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