Join us at the
2016 Ânskohk Aboriginal Literature Festival

Celebrating Indigenous Literary Excellence


Celebrating Our Story-iors 

Thursday, October 20, 2016
6:00 p.m.
Station 20 West
206 1120 20th Street West
Saskatoon, SK

Visit with Aboriginal authors of many genres, hear readings from spoken word poets and story-iors
Shawn Joseph aka Overflow, Colleen Charlette and Dawn Dumont.

Enjoy good food and good words! Take in a Women's Drum Group honour song for the writers and storytellers and tap your feet to Métis fiddle music.

There is no cost to attend. Silver collection at the door.
6:00 p.m.                  Doors Open, Fiddle music by Dallas Boyer and Phil Boyer
6:30 p.m.                  Introductions and welcome; Elder Opening                     
6:40 p.m.                  Food and refreshments                    
7:00 p.m.                  Honour Song (Saskatoon Women's Drum Group)                    
7:15 p.m.                  Walk about and dessert with the authors                    
8:00 p.m.                  Colleen Charlette                    
8:10 p.m.                  Shawn Joseph aka Overflow                    
8:20 p.m.                  Dawn Dumont                   
9:00 p.m.                  Closing, Fiddlers play 

Master of Ceremonies and Feature Story-ior
Colleen Charlette
Colleen is originally from Flin Flon, Manitoba.  She is a member of the Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation. Colleen is a poet, both written and spoken word, and a writer of prose and essays.  She has been on the board of the Saskatchewan Aboriginal Writers' Circle Inc. since 2010.  Other interests include fashion design, community activism and salsa dancing.  Colleen lives in Saskatoon.

Overflow (aka Shawn Joseph)
Shawn is currently residing in Saskatoon working for a better life and to get closer to his long distant daughter. He enjoys all music and plans to make hip hop some day. Shawn has been writing his own lyrics and just recently started sharing words at TIP (Tonight Its Poetry). Kevin Wasequate, a close friend and Saskatoon community poet, introduced him to TIP. They also share the same passion for basketball. He is proud to be representing the 2016 Saskatoon poet team at CFSQ (Canadian Festival of Spoken Word). Shawn believes in encouraging others to get on stage because he believes every person breathing has something amazing about them that should be shared with the world.

Dawn Dumont
Dawn Dumont, Plains Cree from the Okanese First Nation, is a writer and comedian. She has preformed at comedy clubs across North American, including New York’s Comic Strip, the New York Comedy Club, and the Improv. Her most recent publications include: Nobody Cries at Bingo (2011), which garnered major accolades for its humour and storytelling, and Rose Run (2014), winner of the 2015 Saskatchewan Book Award for Fiction.

Ânskohk Aboriginal Literature Festival/Saskatchewan Writers' Guild Fall Conference
20/20 Vision

Friday, October 21 and Saturday, October 22
Saskatoon Inn, 2002 Airport Drive, Saskatoon, SK

Attend workshops, panels and and keynote addresses.

This year the Festival/Conference is pleased to present Zoey Roy as the keynote speaker at the Anskohk Luncheon.

Zoey's presentation is entitled: The Legacy is in Progress 
Zoey will speak about affirming that our stories need to be recorded now, at any age, and in our own voice. 

Zoey Pricelys Roy is an award winning spoken word poet, performing artist, filmmaker, arts based educator and social entrepreneur based out of Saskatoon, SK. She is the author of ‘homecoming’,a poetic memoir published by Jackpine Press,which is about finding home within yourself while confronting your identity’s baggage. She is a student at the University of Saskatchewan in SUNTEP and receive her B.Ed in May 2017. Zoey is passionate about giving people opportunities to express their most authentic self through art and does this in her position with the National Arts Centre where she is a Teaching Musician in the Music Alive Program, with Three Things Consultant where she specializes in youth driven movements, building dynamic partnerships and community engagement. She continues to practice her own creative works as a poet and a filmmaker. Her debut album is set to release in 2017. 

For a complete event schedule and to register follow the link:


Annual General Meeting Notice

Saskatchewan Aboriginal Writers' Circle Inc.

Saskatoon Inn
2002 Airport Drive
Saskatoon, SK 
5:00 to 6:00 p.m. 

Friday, October 21, 2016

Join us for our Annual General Meeting. Be dazzled by shiny financial reports, run for a coveted position on the board, join as a member, be an ally and enter the circle of dialogue regarding Aboriginal writing in Saskatchewan. Everyone welcome!

Please pre-register.


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