April 26, 2009
(photo Don Hall)
Sandra Birdsell has published three collections of short fiction, four novels and a novel for young readers. In 2001, her bestselling novel, The Russländer, was nominated for the Giller Prize. She was awarded the Marion Engel Award in 1993, and has twice been nominated for The Governor General Award for a novel, The Chrome Suite and for the short story collection, The Two-Headed Calf.
Sandra has attended conferences and readings in Italy, Poland, England and the United States. She is founding member of the Manitoba Writers Guild and has served on numerous volunteer arts related boards engaged in the advancement and funding of the arts in Canada.. Her most recent novel, Children of the Day, is published by Random House Canada. She lives in Regina.
Ian LeTourneau’s poetry has appeared in The Fiddlehead, Arc, Event, and The Malahat Review. His work has twice won CBC’s Alberta Anthology, in 2005 and 2006. He works at Athabasca University and edits reviews for PoetryReviews.ca. His first book Terminal Moraine was published by Thistledown Press in 2008. A transplanted Maritimer, he now lives in Athabasca, Alberta with his wife, son and cat.
Kelly-Anne Riess is the author of the poetry collection To End a Conversation and the bestselling Saskatchewan Book of Everything. Her work has appeared in magazines and newspapers across the country and on CBC, the A&E Biography Channel and History Television. In 2008, she was short-listed for a Lieutenant Governor’s Arts Award.
Kris Brandhagen lives and works in Regina, Saskatchewan. Her work has appeared in such publications as Contemporary Verse 2, Ramble Underground, PoetryReviews.ca, Cahoots Magazine, Carousel Magazine, TransVerse Journal, In Medias Res and Spring.
Also featuring local emerging writer Shane Arbuthnott.
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