Writers in Schools
Our Writers-in-Schools program brings published authors into classrooms to work on creative writing and spoken word projects with students. The workshops involve readings and information on editing, character building, publishing, and more. The program runs twice a year in Spring and Fall. Find out more HERE
Battle of the Books
We are happy to partner with the Holy Trinity Catholic School Division on their Battle of the Books program. This program encourages students to read a list of books and play against each other in trivia battles. We bring in an author of one of the books to give presentations to all of the students involved.
The Kids Ink workshop gives children aged 9-13 hands-on experience with a nationally acclaimed author. The program will focus on creative writing. All of the children involved are given an accepting and creative space where they can develop their potential in a positive way.
Storytime for Little Ones
Storytime for Little Ones is an hour long reading session with a professional children's author during the summer festival. Kids ages 4+ are invited to listen to their favourite author reading from their books and telling stories.
Teen Writing Experience
The Teen Writing Experience is a week-long workshop for teenagers ages 14-18. Teens get to spend the week with a professional author who will lead them through writing and editing exercises. At the end of the week, teens get a chance to perform their works at the Teen Read-Out at the Festival.
The Teen Writing Experience is put on through a partnership with Sage Hill Writing.
Student Pass Donations in Memory of Chelsea New
Two Vanier Collegiate students in Moose Jaw are chosen by teachers each year to receive free student passes to the summer Festival. If you are a student and are interested in attending the Festival, please notify your teacher.