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Sage Hill provides professional development opportunities for writers at all stages of their careers. Our programs have proven value, exemplified by the many published works that offer acknowledgement to Sage Hill, and by the related professional literary accomplishments of our alumni. Sage Hill alumni have published widely in North America in both journal and book form.
Participants of the Digital Storytelling course showcased their work last night at Paved Arts. The works were impressive in and of themselves, but even more so that they were put together in 10 days, which included learning the software used to create the pieces.
Thank you to all of those who attended the event (over 130 of you)!
Also, we are deeply grateful to Ellen Moffat who facilitated the program, and all of those who gave workshops and artist talks as part of the course: Barb Reimer, Laura St. Pierre, Tasha Hubbard, Khodi Dill, Allison Muri, Carrie Gates, Taylor Leedahl, and Stephen Rutherford.
July 21-25, 2014
LOCATION: Sherwood Village branch, Regina Public Library
ADDRESS: 6121 Rochdale Blvd, Regina, SK
Your intrepid facilitator…
Bruce Rice, grew up in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, and later moved to the Maritimes, where he attended St. Thomas and Dalhousie universities and did community development in Halifax-Dartmouth. His fifth poetry collection for adults, The Trouble With Beauty, will be published in April 2014 by Coteau. His first book, Daniel, received the prestigious Canadian Authors Association Award. His collection, Life in the Canopy (Hagios), was nominated for Saskatchewan Book of the Year in 2009, and he has twice been a finalist for CBC’s Canada Writes competition. He recently received Briarpatch Magazine’s award for creative nonfiction by a Regina resident and also published his first children’s book, Dorothy McMoogle With Kumquat and Bugle (Wild Sage). In addition to writing for the page, he has frequently participated in poetry performances and interdisciplinary collaborations with music, dance and film. Bruce and his wife, Joanne, live in Regina and have two grown children, Keegan and Mira.
Your special guest …
Shayna Stock grew up on the shores of Lake Huron, a disciple of sandcastles, rocks, and spiders. Her little sister was the first to show her the power of her words. Spoken word first found Shayna in 2006 while she was living in Toronto’s Kensington Market. Five years later and two provinces westward, she began performing her own work and founded Regina’s poetry slam, Word Up Wednesday. Shayna has led two slam teams to the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word. She was one of 13 poets from across Canada selected to participate in the Victoria Festival of Spoken Word in 2013, and has been accepted to The Banff Centre’s Spoken Word Program in April 2014. She is currently working as Artist in Residence at the Creative City Centre,extracting poetry from the bricks, glass and frozen alleyways of downtown Regina, and continuing to nurture the local and national spoken word communities.
(Deadline to apply is June 2, 2014)