Events & Workshops

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Start: April 4, 2023 - 7:00 pm
To: 8:30 pm (SK Time)
Online via Zoom
Cat Abenstein - Program Coordinator
Start: April 4, 2023 - 7:00 pm
To: 8:30 pm (SK Time)

Writing Characters into History with Anne Lazurko


Please note all times listed are Saskatchewan time. Find your time zone here:


This workshop will not be recorded.


This workshop is in partnership with the Regina Public Library for their Writes of Spring programming, a month-long celebration of writers and readers. You have a story, we can help you tell it.


This program is conducted through Zoom. Register through the RPL website to receive a reminder, the evaluation and any resource materials or just click the link to join: 


Please note: anyone in Saskatchewan with a valid library card (from all regional libraries) can register for these programs. The direct Zoom link is provided above in the event you do not have a valid SK library card and cannot register. Where possible, please register.



Writing Characters into History


Characters and their motivations drive a fictional story forward, and this is no less true in writing Historical Fiction. In this interactive workshop, you’ll learn how to immerse compelling characters into another time and place and make history come alive for the reader. We'll delve into the choices a writer must make between adherence to actual historical events, and the need to give characters the agency to move freely within the fictional story to satisfy the plot and theme.



Anne Lazurko is the author of two novels, What Is Written on the Tongue, shortlisted for the 2022 Glengarry Book Award and Dollybird which received the Willa Award for historical fiction and was shortlisted for a Saskatchewan Book Award. Her short fiction and poetry are published in literary magazines and anthologies, and Anne is an active editor, teacher and mentor in the prairie writing community. A graduate of Humber Creative Writing Program, she also holds a Political Science degree from the U of S. An award-winning agricultural journalist, Anne writes from her farm near Weyburn, SK.



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