Writing North

Writing North 2022

The Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild and the University of Saskatchewan’s MFA in Writing Program are pleased to present Writing North 12: Tenacity. Our theme this year focuses on writers and their perseverance, against all odds.  

This year’s festival will be held virtually between January 27-29, 2022. All events are open to the public free of charge. 

Our program includes the following exciting events; registration links are included in each section. Please consider supporting our writers by purchasing their books from their publishers or your favourite local book store – links available at our Virtual Book Table – or by checking them out of your local library.

Schedule

Thursday, January 27

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Keynote address "On Process" with Helen Humphreys

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7:00 pm - 8:15 pm    
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Friday, January 28 Time

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The Brains Backstage videos                                                         

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9:00 am release time
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(available for 30 days)        

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Saturday, January 29

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Poetry Session with Di Brandt "Coming Apart and Coming Together: 13 Ways of Rhyming with Love in the Time of Covid"                                            

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12: 00 pm - 1:15 pm
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Fiction Session with Sharon Bala "Mastering Dialogue"

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2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
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Nonfiction Session with Helen Knott "Building Your Memoir"

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4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
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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.