Events & Workshops

Event Type
SWG Event

Start: May 18, 2022 - 7:00 pm
To: 8:30 pm
Wascana Place (2900 Wascana Drive)
Yolanda Hansen - Program Manager
Start: May 18, 2022 - 7:00 pm
To: 8:30 pm

2022 City of Regina Writing Award Show

Join the Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild and City of Regina to celebrate the 2022 City of Regina Writing Award on Wednesday, May 18 at 7:00 pm at Wascana Place (2900 Wascana Drive).  The Award show will honour the winner Ken Wilson and two runners-up Marie Powell and Hannah Senicar and will feature a reading by winner Ken Wilson of his writing Walking the Bypass: A Meditation on Place.


This is a free event open to the public; all are welcome. Reception with live music featuring harpist Glenna Stewart, appetizers and a cash bar to follow the program.


Please RSVP by emailing or by filling out this RSVP form:


General Information


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.



2022 Runners-Up

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  


Hannah Senicar’s poetry has appeared in literary journals across the country and beyond, including CV2CanthiusPrairie 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. 


The award is sponsored by the City of Regina and administered by the Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild.


Live music will be provided during the reception by Regina-based harpist Glenna Stewart. 


Glenna grew up on a cattle farm near Arcola, Saskatchewan.  She began studying music when she was seven, but did not start playing harp until after completing her engineering degree. Glenna has been featured at hundreds of weddings, receptions, and teas, Robbie Burns nights, Mandolin Orchestra concerts, Government House celebrations, a dinner for the Premiers of Canada, and with “The Stellas” opening for Johnny Reid.