Writing North

Writing North 2023


The Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild and the University of Saskatchewan’s MFA in Writing Program are pleased to present Writing North 13: Connections. 

This year’s festival will be held January 26-28, 2023. All events are open to the public free of charge and all are welcome.

Events will be held in-person at St Andrew’s College’s at 1121 College Dr, University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, with majority of the events livestreamed and recorded.  All events—except the virtual keynote lecture—will be held in the Main Lounge at St Andrew’s College. This is a physically accessible location on a bus route. Livestreamed events will be available via Zoom and on our YouTube channel for 30 days post-festival.


No registration or RSVP necessary for in-person events.



Award-winning Canadian author Madeleine Thien was interviewed by English department faculty member Joanne Leow at the 2017 Writing North.

Writing North is an annual two-day writers’ festival for the community — at the University of Saskatchewan, in Saskatoon, and beyond across central and northern Saskatchewan — of aspiring writers and anyone interested in writers and books. It features panel discussions, a keynote reading, and seminars on writing forms such as fiction, poetry, spoken-word, playwriting, and non-fiction prose.

This project is a collaboration between the university's MFA in Writing, Department of English, and College of Arts and Science, together with the Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild. All these partners see Writing North as the perfect opportunity for building bridges between the campus and the wider community.