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Launch of Sage Hill’s

New Friends, New Partners Initiative!

September 2017

Writers help to establish creative cities and communities. Join a community of over 900 participants who’ve gone on to publish more than 600 books after attending Sage Hill!

Become a Friend

We are excited to launch a new way to stay connected with Sage Hill throughout the year. Join our community of writers by becoming a Friend of Sage Hill with a donation of $50 or more!

Become a Partner

Businesses and corporations can become Partners of Sage Hill though a variety of sponsorship packages at different levels, as well as through in-kind donations!

DOUBLE YOUR CONTRIBUTION! Corporate gifts received in September 2017 will be matched through Sage Hill’s involvement with the Business for the Arts program, artsVest.

The deadline to have your support matched dollar for dollar ends Sept. 29, 2017!


Have a lasting impact on emerging and developing writers! Become a friend or partner today!

Sage Hill Writing is a registered charitable organization; contributions are tax-deductible and receipts are available to all donors and sponsors.  Visit for details. For more information, call 306-537-SAGE (7243) or e-mail

Announcing Sage Hill Writing’s
2017 Summer Reading Series

Join Sage Hill faculty and workshop participants at Living Skies Retreat & Conference Centre for readings by our summer faculty. This year’s Kroetsch Keynote will be delivered by Governor General’s Award winner, Steven Heighton!

Directions From Regina:

Take Hwy 11 north toward Saskatoon
Turn off at Lumsden
Drive up James Street
Cross the railway tracks
Take an immediate left onto Qu’Appelle Drive East
Drive to the top of the hill and turn left at the “Retreat” sign

For a map, visit!

Congratulations to Brenda Schmidt, Saskatchewan’s 7th Poet Laureate!

Sage Hill Writing is proud that Brenda Schmidt, recently named the Poet Laureate of Saskatchewan, is one of our very own board members and a Sage Hill alumna. Congratulations, Brenda!

A naturalist and visual artist, Brenda Schmidt “explores creative paths between the natural and digital worlds.”  Brenda has published a book of essays and four books of poetry, and is a three-time Saskatchewan Book Awards nominee.  “Her work has been published, performed, shown and broadcast across Canada and was part of a poetry installation at the University of Exeter (UK). A past reviewer of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for Quill & Quire, she founded the Ore Samples Writers Series in 2016″ (Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild, “Seventh Poet Laureate Announced”).

See the rest of the Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild’s announcement here.

On her Sage Hill Writing connection, Brenda Schmidt writes, “I’ve been a participant twice, working with Fred Wah in the Spring Poetry Colloquium and Daphne Marlatt in the summer Poetry Colloquium, and both times were life-changing in the best possible way. My writing is very different from theirs, and that’s precisely why I chose to work with them.  I came away thinking differently, seeing my work differently, and my writing broke free and moved forward as a result.

“Equally important, I connected with writers from across the country and many of them are friends today. Sage Hill has given me a great big community and that really matters to me and my writing life. I just want to say thank you over and over. I want everyone reading this to know how important Sage Hill is to me.”

All the best to Brenda in her time as Poet Laureate of Saskatchewan!

Her term begins April 1, 2017 and runs until December 31, 2018.

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