(SAWCI): is just a new name for all the people who have worked so hard to bring you Ânskohk in the past.
In partnership with the Saskatchewan Writers' Guild (SWG), SAWCI is pleased to offer all members a free reciprocal membership with the Saskatchewan Writers' Guild, a value of $75.
In addition to supporting our organization, and being included in our database of Saskatchewan Aboriginal writers, there are many other benefits to being a part of SAWCI and the SWG, including access to many excellent services, benefits, and resources, workshops, readings, events, and most of all, a community of other writers of all genres and styles.
SAWCI membership is only $20 to join, and will give you membership, a vote, inclusion in our database, access to services, and a voice in our organization.
the Fall of 2010, after a two year hiatus, a number of First Nations and
Métis writers approached the Saskatchewan Aboriginal Literacy Network
Inc. (SALN) to revive the Festival and ensure its longevity. The
process of incorporation of the Ânskohk Aboriginal Writers’ Circle Inc.
has begun under the guidance of the newly incorporated "SAWCI" -
Saskatchewan Aboriginal Writer's Circle Inc. - and the Ânskohk
Aboriginal Writers’ Festival is the main event.
The board is currently formed of talented and knowledgeable representatives from the literacy and literary communities.
Lisa Wilson - author and educator from Gabriel Dumont Institute
Louise Halfe - author, former Poet Laureate of Saskatchewan and recipient of an Honorary Doctorate for her work Rita Bouvier, educator, author, and recipient of an Indspire Award for her work
Andréa Ledding - freelance photojournalist, editor, author, playwright and poet
Colleen Charlette - designer and writer
Simon Moccasin - writer, actor, and playwright
Kevin Wesquate - artist-in-residence at SIAST, spoken word poet and writer
Karon Shmon - editor and writer from Gabriel Dumont Institute
Deborah Lee - writer and librarian from the University of Saskatchewan