Talking Fresh

The Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild is excited to present our 2021 Talking Fresh festival from March 2-7, 2021. This year’s virtual festival theme is Reimagine. How can writing spark the imagination? How can writers reimagine our reality, well-known stories or characters? How can we explore the familiar in unfamiliar ways? 

 

Join the Guild as 19 writers from across Canada explore these issues. Our virtual festival will include panel discussions, conversations, interactive sessions on elements of writing, a keynote address and even a workshop that will teach you how to turn your words into art!

 

All of our events are held virtually via Zoom and are free of charge. Events will be recorded and shared on the SWG’s Youtube channel. Live text captioning available in all events.

 

Anyone interested in purchasing copies of our presenters' latest books can find links on our Virtual Book Table page, or we encourage you to support your local independent bookstore. 

 

We're proud to acknowledge our festival funders: the City of Regina, Canada Council for the Arts and SaskLotteries, in partnership with Sask Culture.

Schedule

Tuesday, March 2

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Registration

First Draft: Conversations on Writing with Brandon Wint and hosted by Brad Morden
12:15 pm - 1 pm                                      

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Wednesday, March 3

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Registration

March 3 - Our New Heroes: Diversity in Canadian Young Adult Fiction panel discussion
12 pm - 1 pm
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"On Winning" 
Keynote address by Souvankham Thammavongsa         
7 pm - 8 pm                  

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Thursday, March 4

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Registration

All the World is a Stage: A Conversation about Playwriting
12 pm - 1 pm
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Fiction from Start to Finish with Saleema Nawaz            
7 pm - 8:15 pm               

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Friday, March 5

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Registration

Voices to be Heard: A Conversation with Bevann Fox and Michelle Good                                                            
12 pm - 1 pm                                                         

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Saturday, March 6

Time

Registration

The Case for Empathy: Writing Non-Fiction
with Ann Hui
11 am -  12:15 pm                                                                                     

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Reimagining History: A Conversation with Canadian Historical Fiction Writers Caroline Adderson and Alix Hawley, hosted by Marina Endicott
1 pm - 2 pm
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Unearthing Poetry: A Writing Session with Jillian Christmas
3 pm - 4:15 pm 
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Sunday, March 7

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Registration

From the Petals: Crafting Workshop with Tea Gerbeza                
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm            
FULL

 

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