The Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild and Regina Open Door Society are pleased to welcome Iryn Tushabe as our Opening Doors Through Stories: Discovery workshop facilitator and editor.

Opening Doors Through Stories is a 5-week creative writing workshop series for newcomers to Canada living in Regina that culminates in a published chapbook of participants’ stories. Iryn will facilitate these sessions and guide participants through creating and editing poetry and/or prose pieces to be published in the chapbook.

Iryn brings creativity, enthusiasm, and professionalism to this program as she works to encourage and nurture emerging writers in Saskatchewan. Participants may register for this program now:


Iryn Tushabe is a Ugandan-Canadian writer and journalist. Her creative nonfiction has appeared in Briarpatch Magazine, Adda, and Prairies North and on CBC Saskatchewan. Her short fiction has been published in Grain Magazine, the Carter V. Cooper Short Fiction Anthology, the Journey Prize Stories, and has been shortlisted for the Caine Prize for African Writing. The winner of the 2020 City of Regina Writing Award, she’s currently finishing her debut novel, Everything is Fine Here.