Annual Conference/AGM

The SWG Annual Conference and AGM are planned for October 18-23, 2021. The theme of our conference is Resonance, which speaks to the idea that, in this moment in time, we are connected by the shared experience of being writers, and that we are living through a moment of time that evokes a response although we are rich and varied in our personal experiences.

All conference details are available on this website. Here you can browse through our incredible offerings, register and pay to reserve your spot at the conference, and support the Guild by bidding on our online silent auction (watch this space for more details coming in October!).

Conference events will be a mix of virtual and in-person events, hosted in Saskatoon at the Saskatoon Delta Downtown Hotel (405 20th Street East) on Friday evening at 7 pm and all day Saturday. 

For conference goers attending in person, please note that we will require attendees to wear masks and to respect our social distancing guidelines.

All conference events require registration.

We hope you enjoy our conference this year!

Schedule

Monday, October 18 

Time

Location

Small Talks - "Place-Based Non-Fiction" with Daniel Coleman

View More

12:00 - 1:00 pm                             

Online - Small Talks Pass required              

 Tuesday, October 19

Time

Location

Small Talks - "Strength in Words" with Charlie Petch

View More

12:00 - 1:00 pm                    

Online - Small Talks Pass required     

Wednesday, October 20 Time

Location

Small Talks - "Manipulating Time in Prose" with SJ Sindu

View More

12:00 - 1:00 pm

Online - Small Talks Pass required

Caroline Heath Memorial Lecture - "Political Art is Art" with Billy-Ray Belcourt

View More

7:00 - 8:00 pm                                                     

Online - Free public event                                                  

Thursday, October 21

Time

Location

Small Talks - "Digital Poems, Digital Pictures" with Dani Spinoza

ViEW MORE

12:00 - 1:00 pm                                 

Online - Small Talks Pass required                 

Friday, October 22

Time

Location

Small Talks - "The Short, Short Story: Encapsulating Perfection in Flash and Micro-Flash Formats" with Jenn Ashton

ViEW MORE

12:00 - 1:00 pm           

Online - Small Talks Pass required

2021 John V. Hicks Memorial Awards in Poetry

ViEW MORE

7:00 pm                                                                                                   

In-Person at the Delta Hotel - Free public event                                             

Saturday, October 23

Time

Location

Creating Chords: Using Interstitial Text in Poetry with Leah Horlick (interactive workshop)

ViEW MORE

9:00 - 10:30 am                              

In-Person at the Delta Hotel - Conference pass required

Writing the Memoir with Sharon Butala (interactive workshop)

ViEW MORE

10:45 am - 12:15 pm                                                

In-Person at the Delta Hotel - Conference pass required

"An Art-ful Conversation with Guy", featuring Guy Vanderhaeghe and Arthur Slade

Includes plated lunch from 12:30 - 1: 00 pm

ViEW MORE

12:30 - 1:45 pm

In-Person at the Delta Hotel - Conference pass required

2021 Annual General Meeting

ViEW MORE

2:00 - 4:00 pm

In-Person at the Delta Hotel

Launch of apart featuring Saskatoon and area contributors

ViEW MORE

4:30 - 5:30 pm

In-Person at the Delta Hotel - Free public event

SWG Thanks Our Funders