Events & Workshops

Event Type
SWG Event

Start: April 4, 2024 - 7:00 pm
To: 8:30 pm (SK Time)
Online via Zoom
Yolanda Hansen - Program Director
Start: April 4, 2024 - 7:00 pm
To: 8:30 pm (SK Time)

Poetry Making Magic from the Mundane: Mining the Everyday with dee Hobsbawn-Smith


Join the Regina Public Library for a workshop on poetry that grabs the ordinary and shakes it mercilessly, for poetry that taps the vein of the unremarkable to unearth the extraordinary. Ideal for all levels of writers.


This workshop is organized by the Regina Public Library’s Writes of Spring programming series, supported by the Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild’s Poet Laureate Program. 


This program is conducted through Zoom.  Register here  to receive a reminder, the evaluation and any other resources or just click the link to join: 


Please note: anyone with a valid Saskatchewan library card (from all regional libraries) can register for these programs. The direct Zoom link is provided above in the event you do not have a valid Saskatchewan library card and cannot register. Where possible, please register.


Presenter Information


dee Hobsbawn-Smith (she/her) currently serves as the 10th Saskatchewan Poet Laureate. She lives rurally on Treaty Six Territory west of Saskatoon. She writes award-winning poetry, novels, short stories, and essays, which are sometimes influenced by her background as a chef and local food advocate. She served as the Saskatoon Public Library’s 35th Writer in Residence and earned her MFA in Writing and MA in English at the University of Saskatchewan. Her work has appeared in numerous literary magazines and anthologies. She has written ten books; her most recent is Among the Untamed: poems, published in 2023 by Frontenac House. Danceland Diary, a novel, published by Radiant Press in 2022, was a shortlisted finalist for the SK Book Awards’ Fiction Award. Bread & Water: essays, was published in 2021 by the University of Regina Press. It won the SK Book Award for Best Nonfiction, and Taste Canada’s Gold Medal for Culinary Narrative. Her book, Foodshed: An Edible Alberta Alphabet, won three international awards for its unflinching portrayal of small-scale sustainable food production. She recently completed a new collection of essays and her third poetry collection. In her spare time, she cooks, gardens, quilts, grows orchids, and runs. She’s a fan of good chocolate, better coffee, good wine, period movies, and detective novels. She hopes to learn to play her guitar before she turns 80.


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