Mon. Feb. 13th, 2012, 7:30pm
Crave Kitchen + Wine Bar
1925 Victoria Ave
Suggested Donation – $5
Ken Fox lives in Regina, Saskatchewan with his five-year-old daughter Shania and partner Aleks, with whom he co-edited Utilitarian Donuts in 2010. He likes to write things that smell, and sometimes even look, like poetry, and has self-published 12 chapbooks of such verbal waste-matter. He is the host & programmer of Naval Aviation In Audio on CJTR.
Fionncara MacEoin is a writer living in Saskatoon. Her poetry has appeared in The Society, Transition and CV2. Recent publications include a chapbook Even the Sky Parts (JackPine Press 2011). MacEoin is currently the Programme Assistant at Sage Hill Writing Experience and studies at the University of Saskatchewan.
Caitlin Ward is a Saskatoon-based writer. Her poetry has previously appeared in The Society, in medias res, and Grain Magazine. Her literary non-fiction has appeared in Spring, and she is a regular columnist for The Prairie Messenger. She has performed spoken word on many occasions, including at the Saskatoon Slam Semi-Final in summer 2011. Ward teaches creative writing to newcomer youth at the Saskatoon Open Door Society on a volunteer basis.
Bernadette Wagner is a multi-genre writer from Regina SK. Her collection of poetry, This hot place (Thistledown), was shortlisted for a 2010 Saskatchewan Book Award. This past summer she participated in the Widening Embrace recording project with Carolyn McDade & Friends. This fall, an excerpt from her unpublished fiction manuscript won first place for Children’s Literature in the SWG Short Manuscript Awards. She serves as Co-ordinator of the Literary Arts for the Cathedral Village Arts Festival and as Secretary of the Sage Hill Writing Experience. And she’s happy to be back at Vertigo!
Ryan Anderson – Musician/Actor
Well music has been a staple in my life since I could pick up a tennis racket and pretend to be the Beatles or The Rolling Stones. This seemed to go over very well during some of my parent’s many parties. In high school I taught myself to play a real guitar and sing everything I learned. A couple years after graduation started “NUM” in 1994 a band I’ve been in ever since. We’ve played all over Saskatchewan and Southern Manitoba, but manly here in Regina in the local bars. We spent many years sharing the stage at Bart’s On Broad with Donny and the Moon Dogs and Jack Semple on occasion. When I’m not playing with the band I’m writing and acting in local comedy theater. So long story short, my heart is in the arts. I’m not rich but it’s a nice place to be.