Book Bytes is a lunchtime, online summer reading series celebrating the work of Saskatchewan authors of diverse genres, identities, and experience levels through 15-minute bite-sized readings.
Six themed events are offered. Events run from 12:00-1:00 p.m.-SK time and include three readers per event. Work does not need to be published to be presented.
Please note: events will be broadcast via Zoom webinar and will be uploaded to YouTube through a private link following the event. These videos will not be posted publicly or live-streamed to Facebook, but registered participants and presenters will receive the video link.
Writers who work within these genres and are available to attend live (via Zoom) are encouraged to apply by May 17 at 4:30 p.m. by sharing a paragraph indicating:
To help the SWG support writers of diverse communities and identities, we encourage applicants to self-declare if they identify as a writer of a marginalized community (i.e. Black, Indigenous or Person of Colour, 2SLGBTQ+, or Disability).
Please send applications to Tea Gerbeza, Program Assistant, at email@example.com
Book Bytes will showcase the diverse talents of Saskatchewan writers. The SWG will select readers based on the diversity of experience, identity and genre. Selected readers will be paid $100 per reading.
We are seeking event hosts! No experience required. You do not need to write in the genre to host the event. Simply send an email if you would like to host along with the date(s) you are available. Selected hosts are paid $50 per event. Priority is given to people based in SK.
Hosts will be provided speaking notes and will introduce themselves, the event, and the readers while keeping the event on time. All technical aspects of the event will be handled by the SWG.
The application deadline is May 17, 2021, at 4:30 p.m.
Please send applications or questions to Tea Gerbeza, Program Assistant, at firstname.lastname@example.org