If you happened to pick up a print copy of our Sept. 17 issue you would have found a multi-page insert outlining all the events that have been organized in Regina for Culture Days which runs from Friday Sept. 25 to Sunday Sept. 27.
Before the weekend even arrives there’s a book launch tonight for a new novel by Regina writer Dianne Warren at Slate Gallery at 7 p.m. The novel is titled Liberty Street, and it’s Warren’s first book since her 2010 novel Cool Water. That book was very well received, winning the 2010 Governor General’s Award for English language fiction and being long-listed for the 2010 Giller Prize. You can find out more about Liberty Street on the HarperCollins website.
As for Culture Days, your best bet is to find a copy of the insert or visit the Culture Days website.If you do, you’ll find all manner of events from a cinq et sept social gathering for Regina’s cultural community at Creative City Centre on Friday to an Art Walk involving local galleries on Saturday to a Saturday street fair in north central Regina to an urban planning session called My Regina Is which is being held at Creative City Centre on Sunday afternoon.
Here’s a few more events that are happening in the next few days, but again it’s only a small sample of everything that will be going on.
THE ESSENTIAL W.P. KINSELLA Canadian author reads from his new book of short stories. Central Library, 7 p.m.
WRITER IN RESIDENCE Until May, Iranian-Canadian author and academic Nilofar Shidmehr will be at Central Library to consult with established and aspiring writers. Today, there is a reading and welcoming reception from 7-9 p.m. Then on Oct. 25 Shidmehr will conduct a workshop on life writing from 1-4 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.
THIRST YOUTH SLAM! Youth-focused spoken word with guest artist Dash Reimer. Creative City Centre, 7:30 p.m. Free. See creativecitycentre.ca.
WORDS IN THE PARK With readings by Sharon Butala, Alex Cousins, Greg Simison and Coby Stephenson. Co-presented by Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild and Vertigo Series. City Square Plaza, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
BLAIR FORNWALD & BRETTE GABEL: RECIPE BOOK OF THE DEAD Three hour performance in which the artists explore their family history and domestic knowledge passed down from grandmothers to mothers to daughters. (Neutral Ground Gallery, 7-10 p.m.)
CULTURAL GROOVES: CELEBRATING DIVERSITY IN STORIES & DANCE Readings, dance and food with contributions from Joanne Weber, Martine Noel-Maw, Tara Gereaux and Wambdi Dance. Central Library Theatre, 2-4 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.
PRAIRIE PERFORMER SERIES with Brad Mahon (classical guitar) at Knox Met Church, 4 p.m. By donation. See cecilianconcertseries.ca.