New Voices: SWG Mentorship

Apprentice Reading 2016
Join us, for readings by some of the best new Saskatchewan writers!

The New Voices reading, with apprentices in the Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild 2016 Mentorship Program, is one of my favourite literary events.

This year, I am honoured to host the Apprentice Readings.

When: April 28, 2016, at 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Artesian, 2627 13th Avenue, Regina.
Who: Jason Heit, Ashleigh Mattern, Katerina Nakutnyy, and Dora Mushka.

Heit, Mattern, Nakutnyy and Mushka have all been working for four months with professional mentors. I’m really looking forward to hearing them!

This event is always fun because it’s a chance to hear very new work and gain fresh insights into the direction that writing in Saskatchewan may take in the near future. It’s also a chance to meet new and established writers, so if you live in Regina and have been wondering what this writing world is all about, please drop by and say hi!

I was in the SWG Mentorship Program several years ago, and worked on short fiction with Dave Margoshes, a Saskatchewan writer whose path first crossed mine way back when we were both staff reporters with The Sun in Vancouver, B.C. (I would have been very surprised then if someone had looked in a crystal ball and told me that I’d move from the realm of ‘just-the-facts’ to ‘whatever makes a good story’… And yes, I do have a collection of short stories that I plan to expand and send out to greet the world in print…. One day…)

The New Voices reading is FREE, and all are welcome. For more information, click the poster at right, or visit


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Shelley Banks

Writer, editor, photographer.