(established in 1996) holds a literary festival every July with 60 events over 4 days in and around historic downtown Moose Jaw. The festival showcases literary talent from all over Canada including many award winners (approximately 30 presenters each festival.) Over the 4 days of the festival they have workshops for all ages, reading sessions, concerts, film, and panel discussions and interviews.
Some previous performers at the festival have been: Margaret Atwood, Lorna Crozier, Yann Martel, Lawrence Hill, Jack Hodgins, Shane Koyczan, Dionne Brand, Charlotte Gray, Robert J. Sawyer, Denise Chong, Stephen Brunt, Patrick Lane, Steven Galloway, Sharon Pollock, and M.G. Vassanji. They have approximately 380 members and 150 volunteers but are always looking for more. Their year round programming includes the monthly Performer’s Café open mic night, Cineview series (independent and foreign film), musical performances, as well as workshops in schools and author readings.
is a registered non-profit organization based in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. Established in 1996, it promotes literacy and celebrates in various forms the imaginative use of words, written or oral, by Canadians. The organization operates on a year-round basis offering literacy and literary programming with an annual four-day summer festival held the third week of July in Moose Jaw. The 16th edition of the summer festival takes place July 19–22, 2012.
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