Thank You to the 2017/2018 Board!

Thank You to the Board


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

Congratulations to the 2018 Award Winners!

Extended Families

Winner of the Regina Public Library Book of the Year Award! 

 Glass Beads

Winner of the Muslims for Peace and Justice Fiction Award! 

Islands of Grass

Winner of the University of Saskatchewan Non-Fiction Award and the City of Regina Book Award! 


Winner of the Rasmussen, Rasmussen and Charowsky Indigenous Peoples' Writing Award and the O'Reilly Insurance and The Co-operators First Book Award!

Breathing at Dusk

Winner of the Saskatchewan Arts Board Poetry Award and the City of Saskatoon and Public Library Saskatoon Book Award!

When the Trees Crackle

Winner of the Children's Literature Award!

Fiery Joe

Winner of the Jennifer Welsh Scholarly Writing Award!

Claiming Anishinaabe

Winner of the Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport Publishing Award!

Speaking In Cod Tongues

Winner of the Publishing in Education Award, sponsored by University of Regina Faculty of Education and SaskBooks

Aaniiih Gros Ventre Stories

Winner of the Saskatoon Public Library Indigenous Peoples' Publishing Award!

You're Invited!

Awards Ceremony newsletter

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.  

Lightning Author Talks

Lightning Author Talks

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.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship Opportunities Available

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! 

Please contact Executive Director This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at 306-569-1585 if you have any questions about sponsorship.

Upcoming Readings

Shortlist Reading

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!

Vertigo Series

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! 

Childrens Reading

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.