The SWG is pleased to announce Marie Powell as our Winter 2023 Virtual Writer-in-Residence for February 1 to April 30, 2023. Marie’s adventures in castle-hopping across North Wales resulted in her award-winning medieval fantasy series Last of the GiftedSpirit Sight and Water Sight. Marie is also the author of more than 40 books with such publishers as Scholastic Education and Amicus. Her short stories and poetry appear in literary magazines and her nonfiction in over 70 magazines and websites. She holds a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Creative Writing from UBC, among five university degrees. Marie lives on Treaty 4 land in Regina, where she experiments in gardening and medieval cooking. Find Marie at 


Welcome! My writing journey began as soon as I could hold a pen, and my published writing now spans the fields of nonfiction (journalistic and literary), poetry, short fiction, children’s books, and novels. Every piece of writing is a voyage into the unknown, and an opportunity to navigate the possibilities for where words might take us. It’s also an opportunity to improve by reading and learning new skills. Winter is the best time to hunker down with words and dream of new paths to forge. I look forward to sharing my explorations with you, as you discover your own writing journey!


To learn more about Marie and her writing, please watch her introductory video.


The Virtual Writer-in-Residence (VWiR) program provides opportunities for SWG members writing at all levels of development and in all genres to receive guidance and advice on a specific writing project from an established writer. Eligible members must live in Saskatchewan outside of Regina and Saskatoon – members in those cities can access their Public Library’s Writer-in-Residence programs. Members can submit up to 15 pages to the VWIR and meet one-on-one through Zoom up to three times to talk about the individual’s writing. 


This service will open on February 1, 2023. To register, please fill out the form here.