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Staff

Administrative Staff

 
Tracy Hamon
Tracy Hamon
Regina
Executive Director

The Executive Director is responsible for the general direction, operations and resource management of the SWG and the SWG Foundation (SWGF).  The Executive Director works closely with the SWG and SWGF Boards and our core funders (Saskatchewan Lotteries, and SaskCulture).

Andrea MacLeod
Andrea MacLeod
Regina
Administrative Assistant

The Administrative Assistant responds to general inquiries by members and the general public and manages memberships and donations. The Administrative Assistant also provides support to the Executive Director, staff and the SWG Board. 

Jacquie Fry
Jacquie Fry
Regina
Financial Manager

The Financial Manager oversees all financial matters for the SWG and the SWG Foundation.

Programming Staff

 
Yolanda Hansen
Yolanda Hansen
Regina
Program Manager

The Program Manager plans, organizes, delivers, and monitors the SWG's programs and services. These programs include awards, Writing North and Talking Fresh festivals, retreats, Mentorship Program, Manuscript Evaluation Service, Fall Conference, writing group funding and the Poet Laureate and Youth Poet Laureate programs.

Cat Abenstein
Cat Abenstein
Regina
Program Coordinator

The Program Coordinator manages the SWG Author Readings Program, professional development workshops and rural workshops, the First Draft:Conversations on Writing series, our Summer Reading series (Words in the Park and Readings by the River), and community partnered programming, as well as assisting with other programs of the SWG.

Debbie Sunchild-Petersen
Debbie Sunchild-Petersen
Saskatoon
Indigenous Program Manager

The Indigenous Program Manager, based in Saskatoon, plans, organizes, delivers, and monitors the Guild's Indigenous programs and services including the Indigenous Mentorship Program, Storytelling events, programs for youth, professional development workshops and events.
Phone extension: 5718

Publications Staff

 
Shirley Fehr
Shirley Fehr
Regina
Publications Coordinator

The Publications Coordinator prepares and distributes the weekly e-newsletter Ebriefs; is the editor of Freelance, our quarterly member magazine; and is responsible for the layout and design of spring – the SWG’s publication for emerging writers, Windscript - the magazine of high school writing; Grain magazine, and all SWG promotional materials.

Nicole Haldoupis
Nicole Haldoupis
Grain Editor

The Grain Editor is in charge of all editorial matters for Grain, the SWG’s award-winning literary journal. The Editor manages the assistant editors, applies for funding, selects pieces and oversees the layout and printing of the magazine.

 

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