Events & Workshops

Event Type
SWG Event

Start: July 21, 2021 - 12:00 pm
To: 1:00 pm (SK Time)
Online via Zoom
Tea Gerbeza - Program Assistant
Start: July 21, 2021 - 12:00 pm
To: 1:00 pm (SK Time)

Book Bytes - Poetry

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:

  • Elena Bentley
  • Marie Lerminiaux
  • Raye Hendrickson


Host: Brooklyn Rawlyk



Elena Bentley (she/her) is a disabled poet, writer, and editor living on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis Nation. She is of Métis and mixed ancestry. She holds an MA in English from the University of Toronto. Her poetry has been published in Arc Poetry MagazineKiiyaanaan Aykwaa: Us Now, and spring magazine, and is forthcoming in the anthology apart: a year of pandemic poetry and prose and The Malahat Review. Elena is the poetry editor for untethered magazine.  





Marie V Lerminiaux is an emerging artist, a promising poet and singer–songwriter who grew up on the prairies of Saskatchewan.  Her ambitions are to make her voice heard through art forms of countless kinds.  Much of her work focuses on her own life’s journey, the joys of nature, family, friends, community, and the kindness of people.








Raye Hendrickson, who calls Regina home, feels that Saskatchewan’s prairie terrain allows her to breathe. Her poems explore the intricacies of relationships, the mysteries and curiosities of science and nature, and the challenges of our minds and spirits. Her work has been published in SpringThe SocietyEventPrairie Fire, and several anthologies. Her first book of poetry, Five Red Sentries, was shortlisted for two 2020 Saskatchewan Book Awards.








Brooklyn Rawlyk just completed her first year of medical school at the University of Saskatchewan. She has a passion for writing, planetary health, and exploring the outdoors! Brooklyn’s writing experience is limited beyond a feature in the Young Saskatchewan Writers and winning a poetry prize from the Saskatoon Silver Quills Writers Group in Gr. 12. However, she hopes to continue writing throughout medical school and enjoy being a member of the writing community!







Funding provided by:




In proud partnership with: