WindScript Magazine Launch

Monday, May 22 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
The Artesian

The Saskatchewan Writers Guild publishes work by the best Saskatchewan high school writers. Join us for author readings! More information:

Vertigo Series Open Stage

Monday, May 22 7pm
The Artesian

Bring your words, poems, songs, stories, and spoken word to share on the Open Stage! Set your words to music with house musicians! Feature performance by Tim Lilburn, this year's Sage Hill poetry colloquium guru.

See Vertigo Series Website for author bio and more details

Poetry Slam

Tuesday May 23, 7 - 10pm
The Mercury Cafe

Put down your toonie, write your masterpiece and perform! Poets up to 18 years and poets 18 to 108
are awarded points for prizes. Sign up before 7:30.


Photo credits: Gary Robins and UVic Photo Services

Word UP Slam Featuring Erin Dingle

Wednesday, May 24, Doors 7pm,/Slam 8pm
Cathedral Neighbourhood Centre

Sign up at the door/Max 12, first come, first served

All ages/+19 cash bar

A poetry slam is a dialogue between audience and performer, a competitive event in a high-
spirited, fast-paced environment to an often uproarious crowd. For a complete list of rules,

Erin Dingle, of Calgary, came second at the Canadian Individual Poetry Slam in 2014 and was part of 5 consecutive Calgary Slam teams!  Erin speaks to issues like cancer, motherhood, mental and emotional health, and sexuality. She is Type 1 diabetic and a breast cancer survivor. Find her on Instagram as ‘digitaldingle’, on Facebook as Erin Dingle, or at

Saskatchewan Book Awards Presents

Thursday May 25, 7:00 pm

Young Adult author Judith Silverthorne will read from Convictions, the harrowing story of a women-
only convict ship on its way to Australia. Miriam Körner of La Ronge will present images and excerpts
from Yellow Dog, a lively tale about friendship and dog sledding.

Judith Silverthorne is an award-winning author of children’s novels. She is also the author of two non-fiction adult books and a picture book. Convictions is her newest book. She has worked as an editor, evaluator, researcher, curator, book reviewer, television documentary producer and scriptwriter, and arts administrator. She lives in Regina.

Miriam Körner,
 originally from Germany, is a writer, photographer, illustrator and wilderness guide. She lives in a small cabin surrounded by her sled dogs near La Ronge, Saskatchewan. When she is not exploring the vast wilderness of Canada's Far North by dog team or canoe Miriam writes about her adventures. Yellow Dog is her first novel for young adults.

Wanderlust Performance

Thursday May 25, 8:00 pm

Music, drama, and literature! Regina authors Byrna Barclay, Linda Biasotto, Annette Bower, Brenda
Niskala, James Trettwer, Shelly Banks, and Kelly Reiss perform from Thistledown Anthology, “Wanderlust”. Music by Rich Ensby.

Shelley Banks' fiction, non-fiction, and poetry appear in literary magazines and her poetry collection, Exile on a Grid Road came out in 2015.

Linda Biasotto illuminates the plights of the disadvantaged in her writing. Her first book, Sweet

Life, a collection of short stories, was published by Coteau Books.

Annette Bower’s stories reflect day to day experiences, the place where she lives and her neighbours. Her short stories and novels are read around the world. She has three novels, the most recent being Fearless Destiny.

Brenda Niskala grew up near a small Finnish settlement called Rock Point. Her recent books include poetry:  How to Be River (Wild Sage Press); and fiction: Of All the Ways to Die (Quattro), and For the Love of Strangers (Coteau Books).

Kelly-Anne Riess is interested in the unhappy character — the person who doesn’t have it all, who doesn’t fit in. She will present excerpts from “Bus Ride”, a chapter from a novel in progress.

James Trettwer performs stories from a collection entitled Thornfields that takes place in a fictitious potash company. It was a winner in the 2016 John V.Hick’s Long Manuscript Award for Fiction.

Byrna Barclay performs from what will be her eleventh publication, the most recent being Forest

Horses, from Coteau Books, and House of the White Elephant, Burton House Books, which won Best Fiction in the inaugural Whistler/Tidewater Awards, 2016.