If my math is right, this annual summer festival devoted to the written/spoken/sung word is creeping up on its 20th anniversary. That should happen next year, and as far as 2015 goes, you can get a complete rundown on the festival, which goes July 16-19 in Moose Jaw, on the SFW website.

Names that jumped out for me when checking out the list of over 20 presenters include Saskatoon novelist/short story writer Guy Vanderhaeghe, musician Andy Shauf, performance poet Moe Clark, fiction writer Lisa Bird-Wilson, thriller writer Andrew Pyper, non-fiction writer James Daschuk and Sean Michaels who scooped the 2014 Scotiabank Giller Prize last November for his novel Us Conductors.

Again, you can find out more about the Saskatchewan Festival of Words by checking out the above website.