Events & Workshops

Event Type
SWG Event

Start: March 2, 2021 - 12:15 pm
To: March 7, 2021 - 3:30 pm (SK Time)
Yolanda Hansen - Program Manager
Start: March 2, 2021 - 12:15 pm
To: March 7, 2021 - 3:30 pm (SK Time)

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, hosted entirely via Zoom for free, will include panel discussions, conversations, interactive sessions on elements of writing, a keynote and even workshops that will teach you how to turn your words into art! Some highlights will include:


  • An exploration of spoken word poetry with Brandon Wint and Brad Morden
  • A panel presentation on diversity and unconventional heroes in Canadian Young Adult fiction with Paul Coccia, Natasha Deen and Jacqueline Guest
  • A session on how to write empathetic non-fiction with Globe & Mail reporter and Chop Suey Nation author Ann Hui
  • A conversation with award-winning historical fiction writers Caroline Adderson, Alix Hawley and Marina Endicott
  • An interactive workshop on learning how to turn your writing into paper rose art with Tea Gerbeza (limited space available)


More details will be released soon; please watch the SWG’s media for more information.


All of our events will be recorded to be shared on the SWG’s YouTube channel after our live events. Live text captioning available in all events.


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