SaskBooks is pleased to have wrapped up a successful Book Publishing Week! During the first week of October, we celebrated all across Saskatchewan in schools and at public library readings. Bibliophiles across the province got to meet Saskatchewan publishers and published writers, in addition to hearing a bit about some of the province’s best books. This year we included a digital tour – you can watch all of the Book Week interviews on our YouTube channel – subscribe now and you’ll never miss another book talk!
Here are the places we went:
October 2 – John M. Cuelenaere Library, Prince Albert. Featued a presentation from The Photographer’s Guide to Saskatchewan by Robin and Arlene Karpan of Parkland Publishing, and a reading from A Map in My Blood by Carla Braidek (Thistledown Press)
October 3 – Alex Robertson Library, La Ronge. Featued a presentation from The Photographer’s Guide to Saskatchewan by Robin and Arlene Karpan of Parkland Publishing, and a reading from A Map in My Blood by Carla Braidek (Thistledown Press).
Batoche National Historic Site Theatre, featured a free theatrical performance of The Betrayal by Laurier Gareau, presented in partnership with Théâtre Oskana.
October 4 – Eatonia Community Hall featured a reading and presentation by Mary Harelkin-Bishop (DriverWorks Ink) and Eatonia’s own William Wardill (Speargrass Specialties).
October 5 – Assiniboia Public Library, Ogema Public Library, and Weyburn Public Library: Catherine Milos presented Through Dragon Eyes, and wass joined by Courtney Bates-Hardy, author of Sea Foam (JackPine Press).
Some of our events featured lunches or snacks and all were free to attend.
Thank you to all of our publishers, writers, host venues, schools, libraries, newspapers, and of course our book lovers, who make Saskatchewan Book Publishing Week a lot of fun every year. Contact us to request a Book Week stop in your community!