Events & Workshops

Event Type
SWG Event

Start: July 20, 2022 - 12:00 pm
To: 1:00 pm
Online via Zoom
Tea Gerbeza - Program Assistant
Start: July 20, 2022 - 12:00 pm
To: 1:00 pm

Book Bytes 2022 - 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 - 1 pm (Saskatchewan time) beginning on July 20, 2022, via Zoom.

This year we themed our readings which are as follows: Children’s Literature (July 20), Prose (July 27), Poetry (August 3), and Saskatchewan Book Award Winners Reading (August 10).


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

Helen Chang

Alison Lohans

Danica Lorer

Host: Nikki Kennedy


Born and raised under prairie skies, Helen Chang teaches in the Regina Campus at the College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan. She hosts the Chinese Connection, a spoken word program on community radio, teaches Kung Fu, and plays in a bluegrass/folk band. She has been published in spring. She and her kids once attended a read-in to support the library and books of all genres can be found regularly under beds, on couches and in bathrooms throughout her home.


Alison Lohans has published in multiple genres since 1980. Her twenty-nine books range from picture books to teen novels and books for adults. Her many works have been finalists or winners of awards at provincial, national and international levels. This Land We Call Home (Pearson New Zealand) won the 2008 Saskatchewan Book Award for YA Literature; Timefall was a finalist for the 2019 Prix Aurora YA Award. The 1-Dogpower Garden Team (illustrated by Gretchen Ehrsam, YNWP 2021) was shortlisted for the 2022 Saskatchewan Book Awards and first runner-up in the Animals/Pets category of the 2022 Next Generation Indie Book Awards.


Danica Lorer has spent the past twenty years as a professional oral storyteller. She has been struck by lightning, a moose, a rogue semi-tire, vehicles, and the odd strange idea. She is a freelance writer, face and body painter, poet, event organizer, library programmer, and the host of Shaw Spotlight Saskatoon's literary arts program 'Lit Happens'. She has been published in various literary magazines and anthologies. Her projects have been supported by SK Arts and she is currently a recipient of a Canada Council grant in the Explore and Create, Concept to Realization category.


Nikki Kennedy is a mental health advocate, speaker, writer & student. Nikki was long-listed for the CBC nonfiction prize in 2020 and still continues to write in her free time. She is passionate about the natural world and all those who inhabit it. Her caring nature travels into her work and all that she does. She is currently studying Therapeutic Recreation at Saskatchewan Polytechnic and aims to help others on their mental health journeys.



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