The 22nd annual Saskatchewan Books Awards are being held at Conexus Arts Centre on Saturday April 25 at 5:30 p.m. Fourteen awards are up for grabs this year in various writing and publishing categories. You can find a complete list of the nominees on the SBA website.

As I noted in a blog post when the short-list was announced in mid-February, the awards will be preceded by a prairie buffet, and Saskatoon novelist Arthur Slade, who is just winding up his term as writer-in-residence at the Regina Public Library, will be the emcee. Tickets to the gala are $50.

Before Saturday roles around, the RPL will be hosting a Readers’ Summit from April 23-26.¬†Readings will be held April 23 at 7 p.m. (Linda Biasotto), Friday April 24 at 7:30 p.m. (Anthony Bidulka), Saturday April 25 at 11 a.m. (Anthony Bidulka), 1 p.m. (Arthur Slade) and 2:30 p.m. (Edward Willett/E.C. Blake), and Sunday April 26 at 1 (Trevor Herriot) and 2:30 p.m. (SBA winner t.b.a.).