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Swift Current Young Writers’ Program

Swift Current Young Writers’ Program 2018

Registration for the Swift Current program is closed.

This year’s Swift Current workshop is recommended for applicants who will be 12 – 16 years old at the time of the program.

Location: Chinook Regional Library, Swift Current Branch, 411 Herbert St. East

Run Time: Dates July 23-27, 2018. 10:00am – 4:00pm.


Instructor: Madonna Hamel

Madonna Hamel is a writer – performer who works in a variety if genres including radio documentary, one-woman monologues, nonfiction essays and short stories. Her column “Ask Your Life” has been adapted into a memoir – writing course and tailored to teens. Her touring piece “Mother’s Apron” will be showcased this summer at The Lyric.

Guest Author: Jillian Bell

A Sage Hill Writing Experience Alumni, Jillian Bell now works with SaskBooks, the provincial creative industry association for book publishers in Saskatchewan, and is a member of the Saskatchewan Writers Guild board. She writes fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and far, far, far too many tweets. Jillian’s work has been published in anthologies, weekly and daily newspapers, magazines, and other periodicals. She has been an active blogger since before blogs were even a thing, hand-coding and designing her first website in the early 1990s. Jillian is active in the creative interactive theatre community, is an avid gamer, and makes up voices for her dogs. Eerily accurate voices.

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