The Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild is pleased to announce the participants of the 2022 Mentorship Program and Indigenous Mentorship Programs. These programs nurture emerging Saskatchewan writers by pairing them with established writing mentors for a 4-month program (Jan-April).


Mentorship Program

Robert Benz (Saskatoon) mentored by Barbara Klar (Eastend) - poetry

Candice Lee-Zens (Regina) mentored by Marie Powell (Regina) - fiction

Amanda Marcotte (White City) mentored by Clarissa Harwood (London) - fiction

Alexander Slusar (Saskatoon) mentored by Jill Robinson (Galiano Island) - fiction


Indigenous Mentorship Program

Kaleigh River Aramenko (Prince Albert) mentored by Nathan Adler (Vancouver) – fiction

Rhonda Donais (Regina) mentored by Barbara Frazer (Moose Jaw) – fiction


The apprentices will have the opportunity to share their work publicly at the Apprentice Reading on May 6, 2022, in Regina.

Thank you to our funders Sask Lotteries and Canada Council for the Arts.