Don't miss this exciting event! The shortlist for the 23rd Saskatchewan Book Awards will be announced in Regina and Saskatoon on Friday, February 12 at 2:30. In Regina, you can join the celebrations at the Central Library and in Saskatoon, we'll be celebrating in the Gallery of the Frances Morrison Library.
The shortlist celebrates excellence in books from a wide ranges of genres and diverse cultural heritages. The categories include poetry, fiction, non-fiction, children's literature, publishing in Education, and more!
Tickets for the Awards Ceremony will go on sale the same day. With tickets starting at $50 each, the Awards Ceremony is a meaningful way to support Saskatchewan's literary community. This year's Ceremony will be hosted by the wonderfully funny Dawn Dumont and will feature a raffle prize of all the award-winning books, a delicious Prairie Buffet, and Saskatchewan's most exciting and entertaining Awards Ceremony!
We hope you had a fantastic holiday and are looking forward to everything that 2016 holds. We are busy assembling a fantastic slate of events for you in the New Year!
We'd also like to welcome our new intern, Andrea Martineau. Andrea is a third-year student at the University of Regina, studying English and Psychology. She volunteered at last year's Awards Ceremony and we're very happy to have her back!
Our events kick off in February with the very exciting Shortlist Announcement, which will take place in both Regina and Saskatoon on Friday, February 12 at 2:30 PM. In Regina, you can join us in the Mezzanine of the Central Library, and in Saskatoon, we'll be in the Gallery of the Frances Morrison Library. Join us to find out who the contenders will be for this year's Saskatchewan Book Awards!
The 2016 Saskatchewan Book Awards will be presented on Saturday, April 30 at the Conexus Arts Centre in Regina. The event will be hosted by award-winning author and comedian Dawn Dumont. Tickets go on sale February 12. You'll be able to purchase tickets on our website (www.bookawards.sk.ca) via PayPal or by sending your cheque to our office (315-1102 8th Ave, Regina, SK S4R 1C9). Take advantage of our early bird prices until April 1st: $50/ticket, $350/table of 8, or $450/table of 10. After April 1, ticket prices will be $60/ticket, $420/table of 8, or $540/table of 10.
You can look forward to various readings and other events in the months leading up to the Awards Ceremony, including readings at McNally Robinson in Saskatoon and the Vertigo Reading Series in Regina. We are also very pleased to be partnering with the Regina Public Library once again on their 3rd Annual Readers' Summit (April 28-May 1). Stay tuned for more details, and don't forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter!
We celebrated excellence at our 22nd Awards Ceremony in April, and what a wonderful evening it was! Fourteen Saskatchewan Book Awards were presented to some of the best authors and publishers in the province at the Awards Ceremony. Thank you for contributing to the celebration by attending, donating, and volunteering. We look forward to your continued support as we move into the New Year.
Saskatchewan Book Awards not only helps you choose excellent books to read, we make a tangible difference for authors and publishers in the province. This positive result comes from the publicity surrounding the Shortlist Announcement and the Awards Ceremony, and through the various events SBA organizes to promote the books.
You can continue to show your support for Saskatchewan authors and publishers by buying their books or making a donation to our organization. Check out our lists of previous winners and shortlisted authors to guide you in making a book purchase, and ask your favourite bookseller for “Saskatchewan-made” titles. If you would like to donate to our organization, please consider donating through our CanadaHelps page. You can donate by credit card, Interac online, or Paypal, and they'll issue your charitable tax receipt right away! If you would prefer to make a donation by cheque, you can mail them to our office at 315-1102 8th Ave, Regina, SK S4R 1C9 and we'll send you a charitable donation receipt in the mail.
If you would like to donate in another way, we are still looking for hard-cover books for a special project for the 2016 Awards Ceremony. They can be dropped off at our office in Regina (315-1102 8th Ave) during regular office hours between 10 AM and 5 PM, Monday to Friday. The office will be closed from December 21-28 for the holidays but we'll back on Tuesday, December 29.
The shortlist for the 2016 Awards will be announced on Friday, February 12th in both Regina and Saskatoon, and the Awards Ceremony will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2016 at the Conexus Arts Centre in Regina with the wonderfully funny Dawn Dumont as our host. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more updates.
Your tax-deductible donation will help ensure that SBA continues to recognize, reward and promote the work of Saskatchewan authors and publishers. Your donation makes a difference to their lives and work, provides economic benefits to the province, and supports the overall cultural life in Saskatchewan.
We are very excited to announce that Dawn Dumont will be the MC for the 23rd Saskatchewan Book Awards Ceremony. Dawn Dumont is the author of two award-winning books: Nobody Cries at Bingo and Rose's Run. She writes and performs comedy across Canada. You can also catch her on the APTN reality comedy series Fish Out of Water which she co-hosts with comedian Don Kelly. (She’s the one screaming and falling out of canoes.) She is the afternoon drive DJ for Voices Radio, broadcast across Canada. She writes a monthly column for Eaglefeather News called “That’s What She Said.” Dumont divides her time between Saskatoon, Edmonton, and the rest of Canada.
SBA is still looking for donations of hard-cover books for a special project for the next Awards Ceremony. Donations can be dropped off at our office in Regina (315-1102 8th Ave) during regular office hours (10-5, Monday to Friday) or left outside our door at any other time.
There is one month left to submit for the 2016 awards competition. Submissions will close on Monday, November 2nd. If you're having problems with our website or you just want to make sure that we have received your submission, give us a shout and we'll be happy to help you out.
The River Volta Reading Series will be hosting two more Saskatchewan Book Award winners at d'lish by Tish Café on Thursday, October 29. Don't miss Brenda Baker and Suzanne North reading from their award-winning books.
Saskatchewan Book Awards is now open for submissions to the 2016 awards competition. The Call for Entries is available for download on our website. Once you’re ready to submit, please use our online entry form. Submissions will close on Monday, November 2.
If you’re in Saskatoon, you’re in for a special treat from the River Volta Reading Series this month. Dawn Dumont and Ernie Louttit will be reading at d’Lish Café on Thursday, September 24. You can also check out Word on the Street on Sunday, September 20 in front of the Frances Morrison Library. You might see some of our shortlisted and winning authors there, such as Robert Currie, Tracy Hamon, Paul Hanley, dee Hobsbawn-Smith, and more!
Congratulations to Candy Seifert, the winner of our August book giveaway! Stay tuned for one more book giveaway in September. Keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter pages for more information.