Talking Fresh

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The Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild is excited to present Talking Fresh 2024 on Saturday March 2.


Our 2024 theme is Craftiness. This theme plays with the idea of deception, deceit and the blurring of reality and untruths as it can be represented in fiction, poetry and nonfiction. It also nods to the skill or craft of writing, which is appropriate for a festival about writing!


This festival is free and open to the public. All are welcome. Events are held in-person at the Docks at 1377 Hamilton Street, which is a physically accessible venue. More information about our location, parking and accessibility measures is available here.


In-person events do not require registration.


Two events will also be livestreamed to a virtual audience and available as recorded videos on our Youtube channel for 30 days after the festival. Receive the link for these free online events here:


Craftiness: Deception on the Page panel discussion from 4:15 - 5:15 pm


The Elements of Suspense: How to Craft Twists, Turns and Tension with Amber Cowie from 7:00 – 8:00 pm  


Book Table:

We will be operating a book table during the festival to sell presenter books. Open during festival hours on Saturday (cash and credit options).



Saturday, March 2



Doors open
Book table opens                                            
9:30 am
"The Swiss Army Knife Approach to Writing Non-Fiction" workshop with Candace Savage
10:00 -
11:30 am 
In-person only
Meal Break (on your own)
11:30 am - 12:45 pm
"Searching for the "I": Exploring (Un)truths in Poetry" workshop with David Ly
12:45 -
2:15 pm

In-person only

"You Can Trust Me: A Practical Guide to Unreliable 1st Person Narrators" fiction workshop with C.L. Polk
2:30 -
4:00 pm
In-person only
Craftiness: Deception on the Page panel discussion with Amber Cowie, David Ly, and C.L. Polk

Hosted by Courtney Bates-Hardy

4:15 -
5:15 pm

In-person, live-streamed, and recorded

Meal Break (on your own)
5:15 -
7:00 pm
"The Elements of Suspense: How to Craft Twists, Turns, and Tension" with Amber Cowie
7:00 -
8:00 pm
In-person, live-streamed, and recorded

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