Upcoming festival offers tips to writers

February 14, 2017 by  

The 15th annual Talking Fresh Writers’ Festival is taking place for two days next month in Regina, presented by the Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild.

This year’s theme is “risk-band”, which will discuss the role risk plays in writing of all kinds. The festival is aimed both at aspiring writers and readers. The event will start off on a Friday afternoon with a panel discussion on this theme, which will feature this year’s guest writers Eden Robinson, Falen Johnson, George Elliot Clarke and Sue Goyette.

The first day’s activities will finish off with an evening reception where attendees will have the opportunity to meet and network with their fellow writers and the festival speakers. This will be followed by readings from each of the four guest writers.

There will also be four workshop sessions on the second day, with one presented by each guest writer. In addition, lunch will be served.

Special perks at the show will include free Wi-Fi access and free parking on Saturday.

This event will be widely advertised in the Regina area most likely through the distribution of flyers and brochures.

The Talking Fresh Writers’ Festival will be held at the Research and Innovation Centre at the University of Regina from March 3 to 4. Admission is free of charge. For more information about this event, contact the Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild at 306-791-7746.