2016 Ânskohk Aboriginal Literature Festival
Celebrating Our Story-iors
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Station 20 West
206 1120 20th Street West
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.
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, 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.
Friday, October 21 and Saturday, October 22
Saskatoon Inn, 2002 Airport Drive, Saskatoon, SK
Attend workshops, panels and and keynote addresses.
Zoey will speak about affirming that our stories need to be recorded now, at any age, and in our own voice.
For a complete event schedule and to register follow the link: http://www.skwriter.com/about-
Annual General Meeting Notice
Saskatchewan Aboriginal Writers' Circle Inc.
2002 Airport Drive
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!