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. Currently there are six people on the board, with several others working in an advisory capacity, including Rita Bouvier and Della Anaquod.
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 Joely BigEagle - SWG Aboriginal Programming Co-ordinator
Andréa Ledding - freelance photojournalist, editor, author, and poet
Carol Vandale - Executive Director of the Saskatchewan Aboriginal Literacy Network