SaskBooks wishes to thank the many librarians, school administrators, programming clerks, Executive Assistants, and teachers who opened their doors to host events for Saskatchewan Book Publishing Week 2018. Your enthusiasm, support, and hospitality made Book Publishing Week 2018 a success.
For their organizational help and welcoming hospitality, a special thank you/hiy hiy from SaskBooks goes to: Principal Laura Cuthand and all teachers and administrators at Sweet Grass First Nations Elementary School, Kim Kopera of North West College in North Battleford, Principal Anita Johnstone and teachers and administrators at Chief Little Pine First Nations School, Principal Nancy Cuthand and teachers and administrators at Piyesiw Awasis School, Tawn Marshall of Meadow Lake Library, Sally Wright and teachers and administrators at Moosomin First Nations School, Principal Lionel Pillar, Alvena Baptiste and teachers and administrators at Clifford Wuttunnee School, Jayne Stacey of Biggar Lionel A. Jones Wheatland Regional Library, Sharon Clark of Rosetown Library and staff and admin at Orange Memories Care Home, Dawn Stark of Chinook Regional Library and Andrea Mccrimmon of Swift Current Branch Library, and Sharon Moberly of First Nations University of Canada.
Book Publishing Week 2018 was a four day tour September 24-28 that visited three community libraries, two post-secondary institutions, a care home, and five First Nations Elementary Schools for a total of eleven live literary events across Saskatchewan, three online video interviews featuring ten authors and representing nine different publishing houses.
SaskBooks is the provincial creative industry association for small and independent book publishing businesses in Saskatchewan. 2018 marks SaskBooks’ 30th year of celebrating all the incredible books published right here in the province. The original Saskatchewan Book Publishing week, first declared by the Minister of Parks, Culture, and Sport in 2016, celebrated the 40th anniversaries of Coteau Books and Thistledown Press, two of the province’s anchor literary publishers. The week continues to celebrate and showcase some of the incredible books produced in our province. Check out SaskBooks on YouTube to watch publishing interviews.
If you are a librarian or school administrator who is interested to participate next year, please contact SaskBooks over email at [email protected] or call at 1-(306)-780-9811.
Saskatchewan Book Publishing Week was supported by Creative Saskatchewan, Tourism Saskatchewan, Young Canada Works, SaskCulture and SaskLotteries through the Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild, and The Writers’ Union of Canada.