Events & Workshops

Event Type
SWG Event

Start: August 11, 2021 - 12:00 pm
To: 1:00 pm (SK Time)
Online via Zoom
Tea Gerbeza - Program Assistant
Start: August 11, 2021 - 12:00 pm
To: 1:00 pm (SK Time)

Book Bytes - Young Adult & Children's Literature

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:

  • Dianne Young
  • Marie Powell
  • Melanie McFarlane


Host: Lois A. Unger



Dianne Young lives in Martensville and has been writing for kids for over 30 years. Recently she decided to try retelling well-known folk tales without the use of a different vowel for each one. It was a challenge but so much fun! She illustrated them with digital images and published them as eBooks. More details can be found on her website——under the My Books tab.








Marie Powell’s castle-hopping adventures across North Wales to explore her family roots resulted in her award-winning historical fantasy series Last of the GiftedSpirit Sight and Water Sight (participation made possible through Creative Saskatchewan’s Book Publishing Production Grant Program). Marie is also the author of more than 40 children’s books with such publishers as Scholastic Education and Amicus, along with award-winning short stories and poetry appearing in such literary magazines as RoomsubTerrain, and Sunlight Press. Among other degrees, she holds a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Creative Writing from UBC. Marie lives on Treaty 4 land in Regina, Saskatchewan. Find her at



Melanie McFarlane is a novelist, amateur potter, poet and claims adjuster. She has a Creative Writing certificate from the University of Calgary and is working on the final two classes for her BA at Athabasca University. She has six novels published and her latest, Finders Keepers from Orca Books, is about a mermaid that is trapped in Buffalo Pound Lake. 







As a young teenager, growing up on a small farm in Saskatchewan, Lois A. Unger often had a camera in one hand and a book in the other. These became her lifeline. She now calls herself a photo artist. Lois is an avid book worm -- true crime, astrology, fitness/health, how-to and other topics. She is also an emerging travel writer which pairs well with her images, and Lois loves doing book reviews. She likes keeping her mind, body and spirit active by hiking, lake life, block therapy, travel, good coffee and anything with peanut butter! She also volunteers in theatre and arts, word on the street, and training to become a voice-over actor. Each day she strives to become a better fabuLOIS. 







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