Events & Workshops

Event Type
Calls Of Interest

Deadline: May 5, 2023 - 11:59 pm (SK Time)
Online via Zoom
Tea Gerbeza - Program Assistant
Deadline: May 5, 2023 - 11:59 pm (SK Time)

Summer Reading Series: Book Bytes 2023 -- Call for Readers and Hosts


Book Bytes is a lunchtime, online summer reading series that showcases and celebrates the work of Saskatchewan authors of diverse genres, identities, and experience levels through 15-minute bite-sized readings.


Three 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.

  • July 19
  • July 26
  • August 2

The August 9 Book Bytes will feature Saskatchewan Book Awards winners.

Please note: events will be broadcast and recorded via Zoom webinar and uploaded to YouTube through a private link following the event for 30 days. These videos will not be posted publicly or live-streamed to any platform, but registered participants and presenters will receive the video link. 


Application process

Writers who work within any genre and are available to attend live (via Zoom) are encouraged to apply by May 5 at 11:59 p.m. by sharing a paragraph indicating:


  • if you are an author/performer who is a beginner (unpublished, unpaid performance(s)), emerging (some publications with up to one book, some paid performances), or established (extensive publications with at least two books, several paid performances.) The SWG will be looking for readers of all stages;
  • the genre you would like to present at Book Bytes and any context you’d like to provide in regards to your work within that genre
  • if you are a Saskatchewan resident, and
  • the date(s) you are applying for. Please indicate your first, second, third and/or fourth choice on dates that you are available to read.


To help the SWG support writers of diverse communities and identities, we encourage applicants to self-declare if they identify as a writer who is a member of a group(s) experiencing marginalization and underrepresentation. (i.e. Black, Indigenous, or Person of Colour, 2SLGBTQIA+, or Disability).


Please send applications to Tea Gerbeza, Program Assistant, at


Selection process

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.


Hosts wanted

We are seeking event hosts! No experience is required. You do not need to write in any specific 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.



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