Joy of joys! Thanks to the Last Mountain Lake Cultural Centre for the invitation and to the Saskatchewan Arts Board for the funding to have me back for another, longer term as Writer-in-Residence! I’ll be here for five months over the next year, working within the schools and communities the Centre serves, including South Shore Elementary School in Regina Beach (which also serves the communities of Kinookama, Buena Vista and Lumsden Beach), Clive Draycott School in Bethune, as well as the Elementary and High Schools in Lumsden. I’m looking forward to a great year!
For the first stint, from now until October 15, I’ll be available to the schools and community groups and writers in the area from 2 pm to 9 pm every Tuesday and Thursday as well as from 9 am to 2 pm every Saturday. I can make myself available at other times, too. Simply ask. I hope folks will feel free to contact me for a one-on-one consultation or to visit your group of friends, your classroom, and/or local organization. If there are any homeschoolers in the area, I’d love to see if we can work something out for your children, too.
I’m also keeping Thursdays, from 4 to 8 pm, open for writers and artists to drop in at my studio space upstairs in the Cultural Centre for a visit and/or conversation about writing and the arts. If nothing else, we can let the view out the window inspire us!
On Tuesday, September 3 from 7 to 9 pm, I’ll start a series of classes on various aspects of the craft of writing. These will take place downstairs at the Cultural Centre and run weekly until October 15. There is no fee and pre-registration is not necessary. But if you want to send me an email to let me know that you’re interested, that’d be great. I’ll share more information about the classes next week, when the poster is available.
Until then, I have work to do!