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You can check out Coop events in the list on this page (below). For some non-Coop events you can find more details, such as fees, deadlines, and contact information, in our emailed member newsletter, the Coop Scoop.
Planning an event? If you're checking for open days or potential conflicts for scheduling your event, click here for links to a variety of calendar sites that might help you see what's happening in Saskatoon beyond the literary sphere on various dates.
McNally Robinson: For a complete list of events and readings taking place at McNally Robinson Booksellers, go to www.mcnallyrobinson.com/saskatoon_events. They have just too much going on for it all to get entered into our online calendar.
Saskatoon Public Library: we have the same problem with them-- just too much going on for us to keep up with. Check their website at www.saskatoonlibrary.ca, and click on Library News.
WE'RE OFF FOR THE SUMMER. SEE YOU IN THE FALL!
MAY 2011May 22 - 29: Festival of New Plays. Details at www.saskplaywrights.ca/events.htm
Wed. May 25: Wes Funk, Beate Epp and Marion Mutala read from their recent books at Luther Towers, 2:00 p.m.
Tue. May 3: Farewell to Writer in Residence Alice Kuipers, Room 3, Frances Morrison Library, 7:00 p.m.
Thur. Apr. 28: Five New Voices readings at The Refinery, 7:30 p.m.
Thur. Apr. 28: Writers in Progress readings at Room 3, Frances Morrison Library, 6:30 p.m.
Wed. Apr. 27: Archival Research workshop at Art Alcove, McNally Robinson Booksellers, 7:30 p.m. POSTPONED
Sun. Apr.24: Wes Funk will be answering questions on his books at Flowers by Fred, 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Apr. 20: Glen Sorestad reads at Greystone Co-op Pharmacy in honour of Poetry Month, 3:00 p.m.
Tue. Apr. 19: Publish your Writing workshop with Writer in Residence Alice Kuipers. Room 3, Frances Morrison Library, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Tue. Apr. 19: EAC Spring Workshop on Practical Proofreading. Details at www.editors.ca/branches/saskatchewan.
Mon. Apr. 18: EAC Spring Workshop on Practical Proofreading. Details at www.editors.ca/branches/saskatchewan.
Sun. Apr. 17: Writers' Coop workshop on Food Poetry, with Rhona McAdam, 1:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Sat. Apr. 16: SWG presents Bernice Friesen workshop, Fiction Freefall - High Speed. 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. Details at www.skwriter.com.
Thu. Apr. 14: Lois Simmie, Wes Funk, and Lloyd Ratzlaff will be reading and signing their books at McNally Robinson Booksellers, 7:30 p.m.
Wed. Mar. 30: Wes Funk and other authors will participate in a round-table discussion of their publishing journeys. Art Alcove, McNally Robinson Booksellers, 7:30 p.m.
Thu. Mar. 24: Wes Funk and other writers read at a Literary Evening at Sherbrooke Community Centre, 7:00 p.m.
Thu. Mar. 17 & Fri. Mar. 18: Saskatchewan Publishers Group Spring Forum. Details at www.saskpublishers.sk.ca.
Thu. Mar. 17: Writers' Coop AGM and Social. Refinery, lower level, 7:00 p.m., featuring performance poet Charles Hamilton.
Sat. Mar 5: Writers' Coop winter workshop, Story as a function of desire and choice, with Dave Margoshes. 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Details here.
Thu. Jan. 20: The Coop presents Up Front and Personal: An Evening with Anthony Bidulka. Meet, learn from, and be entertained by this award-winning Saskatoon writer. The Gallery, Second Floor, Frances Morrison Library. 7:30 p.m. Free. Cookies too. Details here.
Tue. Jan. 4: Marion Mutala signs her new book Baba’s Babushka: A Magical Ukrainian Christmas. Main floor, McNally Robinson Booksellers, 3:00 p.m.
Tue. Dec. 14: Seventh Floor Yuletide Shindig, hosted by Grain Magazine and friends. Suite 719, Delta Bessborough Hotel, 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. Info 244-2828.
Sat. Dec. 11:
Join Saskatoon Public Library Writer in Residence
Sat. Dec. 11: Wes Funk (Baggage) and Jacqueline Moore (The Saskatchewan Secret: Folk Healers, Diviners and Mystics of the Prairies) read and sign at Coles Bookstore, Lawson Heights Mall, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Thu. Dec. 9: SWG Holiday Drop-in at the SWG Saskatoon office, second floor of the Dance Saskatchewan building (205A Pacific Ave.), 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Tue. Dec. 7: A. E. Matheson launches Jennie’s Nightie and the Christmas Concert, a children’s book by Verley Robson, illustrated by Matheson. Refinery Gallery (basement), 7:30 p.m.
Tue. Dec. 7: The Coop presents Up Front and Personal: An Evening with Dave Carpenter. Meet, learn from, and be entertained by this award-winning Saskatoon writer. The Gallery, Second Floor, Frances Morrison Library. 7:30 p.m. Free. Cookies too. Details here.
Thu. Dec. 2: Saskatoon Culture Plan Open House (come-and-go) at Batoche Room, Delta Bessborough Hotel, 1:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Wed. Dec. 1: Wes Funk (Baggage) and Jacqueline Moore (The Saskatchewan Secret: Folk Healers, Diviners and Mystics of the Prairies) read and sign at the Saskatoon Farmers' Market, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Sat. Nov. 27: Marion Mutala reads from her new book Baba’s Babushka: A Magical Ukrainian Christmas. McNally Robinson Booksellers, 10:30 a.m.
Thu. Nov. 25: Young Adult Authors Extravaganza featuring Edward Willett, Arthur Slade, Bev Brenna, Sharon Plumb and Alison Lohans. McNally Robinson Booksellers, 6:30 p.m.
Sat. Nov. 20: Wes Funk and Jacqueline Moore promote their recent books, Baggage and The Saskatchewan Secret: Folk Healers, Diviners and Mystics of the Prairies. McNally Robinson Booksellers, 1:00 p.m.
Sat. Nov. 13: Writers' Coop fall workshop, Self-publishing. 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Catered lunch included. Details here.
Mon. Nov. 8: George Khng reads from, and signs copies of, his novel Mist Over the Rain Forest. 7:30 p.m. Art Alcove, McNally Robinson Booksellers.
Fri. Oct. 15 - Sun. Oct 17: Saskatchewan Writers Guild Annual Conference. Park Town Hotel. Details here.
Thu. Sept. 30: Peter Jonker reads from, and signs copies of, his new novel Mina Yuha: He-Who-Holds-the-Knife…a love story. 7:30 p.m. Art Alcove, McNally Robinson Booksellers.
Mon. Sept. 27: Andrew Dziadyk reads from, and signs copies of, his newest collection Prairie Pioneer Stories. 7:30 p.m. Prairie Ink Restaurant, McNally Robinson Booksellers.
Sun. Sept. 26: The Word On The Street preview. Saskatoon Farmers' Market, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Details here.
Thu. Sept. 23 - Fri. Sept. 24: The Saskatchewan Publishers Group Professional Development meetings. TCU Place. Details here.
Wed. Sept. 22: Writer in Residence welcome. Come out to help the community welcome 2010-2011 Writer in Residence Alice Kuipers. Auditorium, Frances Morrison Library, 7:00 p.m. More details here.
Tue. Sept. 21: Writers for Peace. Coop members will join other readers at this multi-organization initiative to observe World Peace Day. Auditorium, Frances Morrison Library, 7:00 p.m. More details here.
Wed. Sept. 8: International Literacy Day. Join the Saskatoon Literacy Coalition at 10:00 a.m. at SIAST Kelsey Campus on the front lawn, Idylwyld & 33rd St. Literacy Day cake, entertainment, public speakers, free books and more. More details here.
July 29 - Aug. 7: Erica Tesar is performing in the Saskatoon Fringe this summer. Title: Loved to Death, which includes extracts from a reading she did at a Writers’ Open Mike Night.
Wed. July 14: Wes Funk launches his new novel Baggage. 7:30 p.m., Art Alcove, McNally Robinson Booksellers.
Thu. July 8: Alice Kuipers launches her new novel The Worst Thing She Ever Did. 7:30 p.m., Art Alcove, McNally Robinson Booksellers.
What else could it be?!
Bessborough from Traffic Bridge: ah, those were the days... .
Image by Jim Weseen
Image by Jim Weseen
Unless noted otherwise, classes and events will be held at:
The Refinery Arts & Spirit Centre
609 Dufferin Ave.
(next to St. James Anglican Church, corner of 12th and Dufferin),