Timed to coincide with the Saskatchewan Book Awards which are being held at Conexus Arts Centre on Saturday April 30, this event features a variety of writers — most of whom are nominated for SBAs.
The summit kicks off at Central Library on Thursday April 28 at 7 p.m. with a reading by Regina poet Cassidy McFadzean who is nominated in the First Book category for Hacker Packer.
Friday April 29 at 7 p.m. there’s a reading by Canadian author Will Ferguson, who is an award-winning novelist and travel writer.
On Saturday April 30 at 11 a.m. Judith Silverthorne will read from her young adult novel Convictions. She’ll be followed by current RPL writer-in-residence Nilofar Shidmehr who will read from The Gordian Knot at 1 p.m. At 2:30 p.m., award-winning Saskatoon author Guy Vanderhaeghe will read from his short-story collection Daddy Lenin and Other Stories which is up for Book of the Year.
On Sunday May 1 at 1 p.m., Harold Johnson will read from his futuristic novel set in northern Saskatchewan called Corvus. Then at 2:30 p.m. a SBA winner who will be announced once the awards have been doled out will read. Then finally on Monday May 2 at 7 p.m. Maggie Siggins will read from her novel Scattered Bones which is set in a town loosely based on Pelican Narrows and examines the relationship indigenous people in the area and the explorers and settlers who began arriving in the 18 century.