Literary festival returns to Moose Jaw this summer

July 12, 2018 by  

The Saskatchewan Festival of Words is taking place this month for three days at various venues in Moose Jaw.

The literary festival promises to offer over 50 events that will take place at different venues in the downtown area. There will be workshops including the Kids Ink writing workshop for children between the ages of 10 and 13, held at the Moose Jaw Public Library. Guests can also enjoy musical performances, film showings and panel discussions.

A number of authors will be giving readings over the three-day festival, mostly at the Art Museum Theatre. Some of those appearing this year are Ivan Coyote, Sharon Bala, Terry Jordan, Arleen Pare and Tom Wayman. Readings cost $10 each. Other events will be a Storytime for Little Ones (aged four and up), a trivia night and a slam poetry competition.

A special breakfast will be held that will feature the music of John Lent and Mark Nishihara, and two panel discussions about the future of newspapers and writing awards. Tickets are $30 each.

No doubt this event will be highly advertised in Moose Jaw, and a local printing services company may be asked to provide flyers to be distributed.

The Saskatchewan Festival of Words will be held from July 19 to 22. A full festival pass is $200 or $55 for students, with flex passes also available for $100. Call 306-691-0557 for more information.