The Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild is pleased to announce that the winner of the 2022 City of Regina Writing Award is Ken Wilson for his submission “Walking the Bypass: A Meditation on Place”.
This year’s runners-up are Marie Powell and Hannah Senicar.
Our heartiest congratulations to all three! Judges Jane Munro and Eddy Boudel Tan selected Wilson’s winning submission from among many accomplished entries.
The 2022 City of Regina Writing Award Show will be held on Wednesday, May 18 at 7:00 pm at Wascana Place (2900 Wascana Drive). The Award show will feature a reading by winner Ken Wilson of his writing and will honour the winner and two runners up. This is a free event open to the public.
The award is sponsored by the City of Regina and administered by the Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild.
2022 Award Winner Ken Wilson
Ken Wilson lives on Treaty 4 territory in oskana kâ-asastêki (Regina, Saskatchewan), where he teaches English courses at the University of Regina. He has published academic essays in scholarly journals, and his creative nonfiction essay “Populus” was shortlisted for The Malahat Review’s 2021 Constance Rooke Creative Nonfiction Prize. He holds an MFA from the University of Regina and is an alumnus of the Sage Hill Writing Experience. His current writing project is a book-length manuscript on walking.
Marie Powell’s adventures in castle-hopping across North Wales resulted in the award-winning YA Fantasy series Last of the Gifted: Spirit Sight (Book 1) and Water Sight (Book 2). Marie is the author of more than 40 books with such publishers as Scholastic Canada, Amicus, Crabtree, and more. Her short stories and poetry appear in literary magazines like subTerrain, Room, and Transition. Among her five degrees, she holds a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia (UBC). Marie lives on Treaty 4 land in Regina. Find her at mariepowell.ca
Hannah Senicar’s poetry has appeared in literary journals across the country and beyond, including CV2, Canthius, Prairie Fire, and Rust and Moth. Originally from a farm in southwest Saskatchewan, Hannah currently lives in Regina, Saskatchewan, Treaty 4, where she recently completed an MA in Creative Writing.
Bios of Jurors
Jane Munro’s newest book, a prose memoir, is Open Every Window (Douglas & McIntyre, 2021). Her sixth poetry collection Blue Sonoma (Brick Books) won the 2015 Griffin Poetry Prize. Her most recent poetry book is Glass Float (Brick Books, 2020). Munro taught Creative Writing at several BC universities, earned a doctorate in Adult Education and M.F.A. from UBC, and has read to audiences across Canada and in Ireland, the USA, Italy, India and Egypt.
Eddy Boudel Tan is the author of the novels After Elias and The Rebellious Tide. He's been selected as a 2021 Rising Star by the Writers' Trust of Canada and a finalist for the Edmund White Award. His stories can also be found in Joyland, Yolk, Gertrude Press, and the G&LR. He lives with his husband in Vancouver.