April Newsletter

If you missed out on our early bird tickets, don't worry, there's still time to buy our regular priced tickets! Tickets are available for purchase until Wednesday, April 26 for $75/person, $600/table of 8, and $750/table of 10. Purchase tickets online at or mail a cheque to our office (315-1102 8th Avenue, Regina, SK S4R 1C9).

Shortlist Reading II

Join us in Saskatoon for a reading by shortlisted authors Arthur Slade, Beth Goobie, and Madeleine Blais-Dahlem! Arthur Slade's Flickers is shortlisted for the Young Adult Fiction Award, Beth Goobie's The Pain Eater is shortlisted for the Muslims for Peace and Justice Fiction Award, Regina Public Library Book of the Year Award, and the Young Adult Literature Award, and Madeleine Blais-Dahlem's bilingual book La voix de mon père / My Father's Voice is shortlisted for the Prix du livre français.


SBA is pleased to partner with the Vertigo Reading Series to bring you presentations from three shortlisted books at the MacKenzie Art Gallery on April 20th. Emily Eaton will be talking about Fault Lines: Life and Landscape in Saskatchewan's Oil Economy, while Valerie Zink displays some of the photographs from the book. Their book is shortlisted for the City of Regina Book Award. Carla Braidek will read from her collection of poetry, A Map in My Blood, which has been shortlisted for the Saskatchewan Arts Board Poetry Award, and Blair Stonechild will share his non-fiction work The Knowledge Seeker: Embracing Indigenous Spirituality, which has been shortlisted for the City of Regina Book Award.

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Sponsored by les Éditions de la Nouvelle Plume, the three authors who are shortlisted for the Prix du livre français will read in French from their shortlisted books on Thursday, April 20 at 7pm at McNally Robinson Booksellers in Saskatoon. David Baudemont will read from his beautiful book, Lignes de fuite, a celebration of rural Saskatchewan in word and watercolour. Madeleine Blais-Dahlem will read from La voix de mon père, her Young Adult novel set in 1950’s rural Saskatchewan, and Laurier Gareau will read from his historical novel, De poussière et de vent.

McNally Robinson accueillera les auteurs Fransaskois en nomination pour le Prix de livre français, offert les années impaires au Saskatchewan Book Awards jeudi, le 20 avril à 19h00. David Baudemont présentera son recueil de réflexions philosophiques illustrées à l’encre et au fusain, Lignes de fuite. Madeleine Blais-Dahlem lira de son roman jeunesse en guise de mémoire, La voix de mon père. Laurier Gareau lira de son roman historique De poussière et de vent qui explore l’histoire de la Saskatchewan durant les années 1928-1945.

 RPL Writes of Spring

On April 27th we will be at the newly renovated George Bothwell Library for a panel discussion with shortlisted authors David Gane, Angie Counios, Judith Silverthorne, and Gail Bowen! RPL Writer-in-Residence and shortlisted author Trevor Herrior will host.