2013 Workshops & Presentations:

REGINA & SASKATOON EVENTS

November 1 - 4

"Words for a Freezing Moon"

Gregory Scofield, Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm, Kevin Wesaquate, Zoey "Pricelys" Roy

MONDAY, November 4: 
READINGS at STATION 20 WEST, SASKATOON

doors open at 7 pm, donation by admission, all welcome.

 

 This Year we are pleased to host, with the sponsorship of PotashCorp & SGI:


Ânskohk Learning Lunch
featuring Gregory Scofield

"OSKANA: something about bones"

Saturday November 2, 2013
12:00 – 1:15 pm

with host/emcee Kevin Wesaquate

Travel Lodge, Regina, SK


Ânskohk Learning Lunch with Gregory Scofield, "Oskana: something about bones"
Saturday November 2, 2013
, 12:00 – 1:15 pm

sponsored by PotashCorp & SGI


Welcome to the Ânskohk Learning Lunch featuring one of Canada’s leading Aboriginal writers: Métis poet, author, and performer Gregory Scofield.  Scofield, whose seven collections of poetry have earned him both a national and international audience, will present words for thoughtful consumption on the topic of "Oskana; something to do with bones." He is known for his unique and dynamic reading style that blends oral storytelling, song, spoken word and Cree.

With host emcee Kevin Wesaquate.

Tickets come with a full package purchase from the Ânskohk/SWG conference or are also available for individual purchase in advance.


More details on the lunch provided in the download below the logos

 

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EVENTS HELD IN CONJUNCTION WITH SWG ANNUAL CONFERENCE

(***denotes specific SAWCI/ANSKOHK co-sponsored workshops)


Complimentary access to all full package registrants for the Regina Conference Events: individual tickets available in advance for $15, or $20 at the door. Lunch tickets must be purchased in advance.


Ânskohk Aboriginal Literature Festival and the Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild Present: 2013 Conference—Rethink, Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle: Writing and the Environment


Travel Lodge Hotel
Regina, Saskatchewan


Friday November 1, 2013


12:30 p.m.            Registration table opens

***1:00 p.m.—2:15 p.m.     Alienation and Belonging: Writing and the Environment

Tim Wynne Jones, Kateri Akiwenzee-Damm, Andréa Ledding, Richard Van Camp (Ânskohk Sponsored Event)

***2:30 p.m.—3:30 p.m.        Ecological Practice: Writing the Big Issues

—Richard Van Camp
(Ânskohk Sponsored Event)

2:30 p.m.—3:30 p.m.        Buy Me a River: Crowd Funding and Writing
—Art Slade and Suzanne Paschall
3:45 p.m.—4:45 p.m.        Zen and the Art of Tractor Maintenance
—Mitch Spray and Gerry Hill

***3:45 p.m.—4:45 p.m.        Bio-networking: Mining Life’s Back Story
 
—Richard Van Camp
and Anne McDonald (In partnership with Ânskohk)

5:00 p.m.—6:30 p.m.        Supper on your own

***5:00 p.m.—6:30 p.m.        Ânskohk AGM (refreshments provided—please register in advance)

6:30 p.m.—7:30 p.m.        Registration Table Opens   
7:00 p.m.—8:00 p.m.        Social/New Member Reception
8:00 p.m.—9:15 p.m.        Caroline Heath Lecture—Tim Wynne Jones
9:15 p.m.—10:00 p.m.        Social

Saturday November 2, 2013

9:15 a.m.—10:00 a.m.        Stakeholders Session

10:15 a.m.—11:45 a.m.     Workshops—
YA Finding the Authentic POV/Voice
—Tim Wynne Jones

***Take it Back—Editing and Poetry

—Kateri Akiwenzee-Damm (
Ânskohk sponsored event)

***12:00 p.m.—1:15 p.m.    Ânskohk Learning Lunch "Oskana; something to do with bones" featuring Métis poet, author, and performer Gregory Scofield
   
1:30 p.m.—2:30 p.m.    Six Degrees of Separation—Andréa Ledding, Chris Fisher, Kelly-Anne Riess, Devin Krukoff (unconfirmed), Katherine Lawrence (moderator)

***2:45 p.m.—3:45 p.m.        Reading: Richard Van Camp & Tim Wynne-Jones
(In partnership with Ânskohk)
4:00 p.m.—5:00 p.m.        Grain Celebration
6:00 p.m.—7:30 p.m.        Cocktails and John V. Hicks Dinner
8:00 p.m.—11:00 p.m.        Open Mic

Sunday October 28, 2012

9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.    AGM






Session Breakdowns —

***Alienation and Belonging: Writing the Environment
From established to emerging, diversity of surroundings and environment helps shape writers. Join Tim Wynne Jones, Andrea Ledding, and Richard Van Camp as they converse on what, why, and how their writing is wrought by the environment. (Ânskohk Sponsored Event)

***Six Degrees of Separation: Learning the C’s of Craft, Community and Challenges
MFA, MA or what else eh? Join Andréa Ledding, Chris Fisher, Kelly-Anne Riess and Devin Krukoff as moderator Katherine Lawrence leads them through the pros and cons of craft and creating a community of writers and writing with or without educational degrees.
(In partnership with Ânskohk)

Buy Me a River: Crowd Fund Sourcing and Writing
Where’s the beef? Is there money to made from writing? Authors Arthur Slade & Suzanne Paschall as they lead you through the pitfalls and perils of getting a book out of someone else’s buck.


***Ecological Practice: Writing the Big Issues
Got issues? Oil in your sand? Cows in the pasture? Richard Van Camp talks about why and how writing about subjects that are important to us. (Ânskohk Sponsored Event)


Zen and the Art of Tractor Maintenance
Place, play and writing—how our environment continues to influence our creative thinking even after we’ve moved away. Join Mitch Spray and Gerald Hill as they explore the vital way our place of residence and what surrounds us informs our writing.


***SAWCI Annual General Meeting
Join the Saskatchewan Aboriginal Writers’ Circle Inc (SAWCI) for their Annual General Meeting. Be dazzled by shiny financial reports, run for a coveted position on the board, join as a member (everyone welcome), be an ally and enter the circle of dialogue regarding Aboriginal writing in Saskatchewan. Refreshments provided (please pre-register).

***Bio-networking: Mining Life’s Back Story

How do you write from memory or experience? From John A. to Anne McDonald, or maybe family camping with Richard Van Camp, our authors offer you tips to dig memory out of the mind’s quarry, and carry it out onto the page.
 (In partnership with Ânskohk)

Questionable Character: Creating Believable Characters in YA Fiction Workshop

Does groovy still get you down? 23 skidoo rock the chair? How do you know your character is right for your story? How do you create a believable youth or teen? Tim Wynne Jones will lead you through various exercises that help sharpen your character’s features. Crazy man, can you dig it?

***Take it Back! Editing and Poetry—Workshop
Enjoy the fundamentals of editing with editor and poet Kateri Akiwenzee-Damm as they discuss editing, poetry and skills about reducing words for meaning, clarity and function and style.
(In partnership with Ânskohk)


***Ânskohk Learning Lunch featuring one of Canada’s leading Aboriginal writers, Métis poet, author, and performer Gregory Scofield. Scofield, whose seven collections of poetry have earned him both a national and international audience, will present words for thoughtful consumption on the topic of "Oskana; something to do with bones." He is known for his unique and dynamic reading style that blends oral storytelling, song, spoken word and Cree.


To register for the Regina events please visit www.skwriter.com
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REGISTRATION

To register for the conference, please fill out the registration form and submit it to the SWG office with your payment. Please use one of the following payment methods:

  • PayPal
  • send a cheque or money order made payable to the Saskatchewan Writers' Guild to the SWG office (Box 3986, Regina SK, S4P 3R9)
  • drop off cash at the office: we are located at Suite 100, 1150 - 8th Avenue, Regina SK 
For more information contact the Program Manager at (306) 791-7743 or programs@skwriter.com



 This Year we are pleased to host our Saskatoon event:

"Words for a Freezing Moon"

 

 Monday, November 4th

Please Join Us: doors open at 7:00

Special guests begin at 7:30

(Gregory Scofield, Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm,

Kevin Wesaquate & Zoey "Pricelys" Roy)


Hosted by Simon Moccasin & Colleen Charlette


Station 20 West, Saskatoon

Admission by donation

Light refreshments will be served


We will be joined by KIMIWAN 'ZINE

with their latest issue(s) and merchandise!

Downloadable poster .pdf below for printing, forwarding, and other details.

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