Saskatchewan Book Awards is so grateful to our 2017/2018 Board members for volunteering their time to our organization. We would especially like to thank Léa Beaulieu Prpick, who served as Chair this year. Donna Woloshyn has stepped up as the new Chair of the Board, with Robin Ganev continuing as Vice-Chair. Welcome to our new and returning board members!
2018/2019 Board of Directors: Donna Woloshyn - Chair Robin Ganev - Vice-Chair Zoé Beaulieu Prpick - Secretary Heather Phipps - Treasurer Brenda Niskala - SaskBooks Rep Jack Walton - Sask Writers' Guild Rep TBA - Sask Library Association Rep Joe Couture Denise Leduc Sheila Petty
You're invited to the 25th Saskatchewan Book Awards Ceremony! Tickets are on sale until April 25th on our website or by sending a cheque to our office at 315-1102 8th Ave, Regina, SK S4R 1C9.
Tickets are $100, which gets you a delicious Prairie Buffet, fantastic door prizes, a special performance from local musician Kara Golemba, and the opportunity to celebrate with the shortlisted authors and publishers. All of the shortlisted books will be for sale, provided by McNally Robinson Booksellers. There will also be a silent auction, with items donated from local businesses including the Globe Theatre, Regina Symphony Orchestra, Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan, Bushwakker, Regina Folk Festival, Malty National, and more!
Celebrate 25 years of excellence in writing and publishing in Saskatchewan at the 2018 Saskatchewan Book Awards Ceremony. The evening will be hosted by Zarqa Nawaz, creator of Little Mosque on the Prairie and author of Laughing All the Way to the Mosque. Don't miss this fantastic event!
Tickets can be purchased through our website or by sending a cheque to Saskatchewan Book Awards at 315-1102 8th Ave, Regina, SK S4R 1C9.
Join host and RPL Writer-in-Residence Andrew Battershill and a special panel of shortlisted authors to discover the best of local writing. The featured authors are Ven Begamudré, author of memoir Extended Familes; Kathleen Carlise, author of Fiery Joe; Trevor Herriot, author of Islands of Grass; and Edward Willett, author of sci-fi novel The Cityborn.
Would you like to make a difference in the lives of authors and publishers in this province? There's still time to become a sponsor of the 25th Saskatchewan Book Awards Ceremony!
We are looking for a sponsor for the Children's/Young Adult Literature Award for the 25th Awards Ceremony. Previous winners of this award include Lois Simmie, Alice Kuipers, Arthur Slade, and Candace Savage. We are also looking for a MC Sponsor and a Photographer Sponsor, which are valued at $750 and $500 respectively.
Benefits of sponsorship are numerous: depending on the level of your sponsorship, you could receive complimentary tickets to the Awards Ceremony, see your logo on our program or AV presentation, receive a signed copy of a winning book, and more. Take a look at our Sponsorship Recognition package for more information!
Join us for a reading from shortlisted authors Adam Pottle, Mika Lafond, and Beth Goobie.
The Bus by Adam Pottle is shortlisted for two awards, the Regina Public Library Book of the Year Award and the Muslims for Peace and Justice Fiction Award. Mika Lafond’s debut book nipê wânînis shortlisted for the City of Saskatoon and Public Library Saskatoon Book Award. Breathing at Duskby Beth Goobie is also shortlisted for the Saskatoon Book Award along with the Saskatchewan Arts Board Poetry Award.
Live captioning will be provided by Saskatchewan Deaf and Hard of Hearing Society.
Don’t miss this opportunity to take in a reading from these incredible authors!
Join us for a special edition of the Vertigo Series, with readings from shortlisted authors Tenille Campbell, Ven Begamudré, and Marlis Wesseler.
#IndianLovePoems by Tenille Campbell is shortlisted for the Rasmussen, Rasmussen and Charowsky Indigenous Peoples' Writing Award and the O'Reilly Insurance and the Co-operators First Book Award. Ven Begamudré's Extended Families is shortlisted for the Regina Public Library Book of the Year Award. The Last Chance Ladies' Book Club is shortlisted for three awards, including the Muslims for Peace and Justice Fiction Award, City of Regina Book Award, and the Regina Public Library Book of the Year Award.
Stay tuned for more details!
Join children's authors Alice Kuipers, Katherine Lawrence, Miriam Korner, and Bernice Johnson-Laxdal in the Story Circle as they read from their shortlisted children's books.
Violet and Victor Write the Most Fabulous Fairy Taleby Alice Kuipers, Stay by Katherine Lawrence, and When the Trees Crackle with Cold by Miriam Körner and Bernice Johnson-Laxdal are all shortlisted for the Children's Literature Award for this year's Saskatchewan Book Awards.