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25th Anniversary Celebration

Faculty Readings - Summer 2014 - final

Digital Storytelling Showcase a total success!

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.

Stage set up

Regina Teen Writing Experience

July 21-25, 2014

LOCATION: Sherwood Village branch, Regina Public Library

ADDRESS: 6121 Rochdale Blvd, Regina, SK


Your intrepid facilitator…


Bruce RiceSMBruce 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 …


ShaynastockSMShayna 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)

Moose Jaw Teen Writing Experience

July 14-18, 2014


LOCATION: Moose Jaw Cultural Centre

ADDRESS: 217 Main St North, Moose Jaw, SK


Your intrepid facilitator …


KimMcCullough SMKim McCullough, born and raised (mostly) in Regina, is a writer and teacher living in Calgary, Alberta. She is an MFA candidate in UBC’s Creative Writing (opt-res) program. Kim is a past presenter at the Fernie Writers’ Conference, and has facilitated various writing workshops for teens and adults. Her first novel, Clearwater (Coteau Books) was released in 2013.






 Your Special Guest…


FaithErinHicksSMFaith Erin Hicks is a graphic novelist who started out making comics just for fun, and since 1999 has drawn over 2,200 pages. Previous works include The War at Ellsmere, Brain Camp (with Susan Kim and Laurence Klavan), Friends With Boys, Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong (with Prudence Shen), Bigfoot Boy (with J. Torres) and The Adventures of Superhero Girl. She lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia with her boyfriend and their helpful cat.









(Deadline to apply is June 2, 2014)

Prince Albert Teen Writing Experience

July 7-11, 2014

LOCATION: John M. Cuelenaere Public Library

ADDRESS: 125-12 Street East, Prince Albert, SK


Your intrepid facilitator …


Feb 2014Carla Braidek lives in the boreal forest near Big River, Sask. The
wilderness and the quirks and foibles of humanity provide her with endless
writing material. She has been published in several magazines, has a
chapbook and a full-length book. Her work has been part of a poetic play
and has been included in a full-length documentary. Carla has been in
classrooms from grade 1 to 12, has taught outdoors, at libraries, and on
city streets.


Your special guest …


©2009 alex felipe All Rights Reserved. Native Earth shoot at Six Nations Res.Yvette Nolan is a playwright, director and dramaturg. Her plays include BLADE, Job’s Wife, Video, Annie Mae’s Movement, Scattering Jake, Ham and the Ram, The Unplugging, The Birds (a modern adaptation of Aristophanes’ comedy), Alaska and the text for from thine eyes (Signal Theatre). Directing credits include Justice by Leonard Linklater, Café Daughter by Kenneth T Williams (Gwaandak Theatre), Tombs of the Vanishing Indian and The Unnatural and Accidental Women by Marie Clements, Salt Baby by Falen Johnson, A Very Polite Genocide by Melanie J Murray, Death of a Chief, Darrell Dennis’ Tales of An Urban Indian, Annie Mae’s Movement (Native Earth Performing Arts), The Ecstasy of Rita Joe (Western Canada Theatre/National Arts Centre), Yoga Cannibal (Jungalee Gal Productions), The Only Good Indian… and The Triple Truth (Turtle Gals). In 2007, she received the Maggie Bassett Award for service to the theatre community, and in 2011, the George Luscombe Award for mentorship in professional theatre. From 2003-2011, she served as Artistic Director of Native Earth Performing Arts. In 2011-12, she was the Writer In Residence at the Saskatoon Public Library.  She is currently working on Medicine Shows, a book about Native theatre in Canada.



(Deadline to apply is June 2, 2014)