Events & Workshops

Event Type
SWG Event

Start: August 4, 2021 - 12:00 pm
To: 1:00 pm (SK Time)
Online via Zoom
Tea Gerbeza - Program Assistant
Start: August 4, 2021 - 12:00 pm
To: 1:00 pm (SK Time)

Book Bytes - Playwriting & Screenwriting

Book Bytes is a lunchtime, online summer reading series celebrating the work of Saskatchewan writers of diverse genres, identities, and experience levels. Events run every Wednesday lunch hour from 12 pm - 1 pm (Saskatchewan time) beginning on July 7, 2021, via Zoom.

This year we themed our readings which are as follows: Children’s Literature (July 7), Nonfiction (July 14), Poetry (July 21), Fiction (July 28), Playwriting/Screenwriting (Aug 4), and Young Adult + Children’s Literature (Aug 14).


The Guild is fortunate to have the support of our major funders who make events like this possible: Sask Lotteries in proud partnership with SaskCulture, Canada Council for the Arts and the City of Regina. 


Please be mindful of your time zone as all events are in Saskatchewan time.


Register once for the entire series here:



Readings by:

  • Brad McDougall
  • Mitchell Larsen
  • Vanessa Prevost


Host: Peggy Worrell



Brad McDougall started his theatre career as a dancer in London’s West End appearing in Chicago, Evita, & Follies among other musicals He has a B.Sc. in Biology and an M. Sc. In Physical Activity Studies. He is currently finishing a B.A. in Acting at U of R. “I never thought of myself as a writer but I was inspired to write by Shannon Holmes and Kathryn Bracht.” I thank both for their support.








Mitchell Larsen has had the pleasure of having writing featured by many organizations, including Persephone Theatre, Saskatoon Pride, Regina Word Up, Dancing Sky, NatureCity Festival, Free Flow Dance Theatre and Sum Theatre. They are currently developing two full-length plays with the support of SK Arts, Persephone Theatre and collaborator, Lautaro Reyes. When not creating scandalous performance art Mitchell enjoys gardening, kayaking, and spending time with their friends, family, husband Benjamin, and cat Bertrand.



Vanessa Prevost is a writer, sketch, improv and stand up comedian based in Regina, Saskatchewan. She is a main player in Hitchhiker's Improv and is a sketch writer and the director of B*rude Comedy. She is currently in film school and has had the pleasure of performing with Kevin McDonald. When she's not writing or performing, she's hanging out with her hamster, Chubs.











P. J. Worrell lives in Swift Current. Her debut collection of short fiction, Proudflesh, published by Thistledown Press, was a finalist for the 2015 SK Book of the Year and First Book. Other stories have been included in anthologies. She is grateful for SK Arts Board grants. Currently she is working on a novel and a non-fiction manuscript. “On the Eve of Hallowe’en” will be included in the SWG pandemic anthology, apart.




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