SEPT 28, 2009
Sheri Benning grew up on a small farm near Burr, Saskatchewan. Her second book of poetry, Thin Moon Psalm, came out with Brick Books in 2007. Thin Moon Psalm won the Saskatchewan Book Award’s Anne Szumigalski Poetry Award and The City of Saskatoon Book Award. An earlier version of Thin Moon Psalm won the Alfred G. Bailey Award. Her first book of poetry, Earth After Rain, Thistledown Press, 2001, also won two Saskatchewan Book Awards. Her writing has appeared in numerous Canadian and UK literary journals and anthologies.
Bernadette Wagner’s poetry is infused with a love of land, a commitment to grassroots activism and the spirit of the prairies. Her poems have appeared in journals, anthologies, chapbooks and magazines, on radio, television and film, in schools, on stages, in the streets and on the web. She is a product of various Saskatchewan Writers Guild programs, the Sage Hill Writing Experience, as well as the Saskatchewan Arts Board grants program. Her first collection of poetry, This hot place, will be available from Thistledown Press in Spring 2010.
Randy Lundy has published poems and essays in a number of literary periodicals and scholarly journals. Randy resides and reclines in Pense, Sk., where he sometimes reads and writes but mostly hangs out in the backyard with his Pyrenean Mountain dogs, Alex & Mabel.
David Sealy has been published in magazines, literary journals, and anthologies. He is a former board member of the Saskatchewan Playwrights Centre. His plays “Life’s Like That” and “Runaway Barbies” have been workshopped and presented at Saskatchewan Playwrights Centre Spring Festival in Saskatoon and at the Petro- Canada Stage One Series at Lunchbox Theatre in Calgary. His new play, “The Bob Shivery Show,” will be part of PlayWorks Ink in Calgary in October 2009.