Friday, July 29, 2016

News and Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 Events

Great news! Ore Samples Writers Series has been awarded an Artists in Communities grant! Artists in Communities is a joint initiative of the Saskatchewan Arts Board and SaskCulture Inc., and is supported by funding provided by the Saskatchewan Lotteries Trust Fund for Sport, Culture and Recreation. Thank you to these provincial funding partners. Thank you to our community partners Flin Flon Public Library and Flin Flon Arts Council, sponsors Hudbay and the Victoria Inn, and everyone in the community for your support of and belief in this series. Thank you to the writers and performers in the series. 

Here are the amazing visiting authors Ore will be welcoming to our community in the coming months, two before freeze-up and one right after the ice thaws, as well as pics of their latest books:  

Wendy McGrath 

Thursday, September 15, 2016, 7 pm
Public reading with Sarah Trevor and performers Ann Ross and Doug McGregor.
Free. All welcome.
Flin Flon Public Library
We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts and the League of Canadian Poets. 

"The Images Inside" writing workshop with Wendy McGrath. 
Free to participants. All welcome. No registration required. 
Thursday, September 15, 2016, 5:45-6:45 pm  
Flin Flon Public Library.

Gerald Hill

Saskatchewan Poet Laureate public reading and presentation.
Saturday, October 1, 2016, 2 pm
Creighton Community School Library
Free. All welcome.
This public reading and presentation on the occasion of Culture Days is made possible thanks to the Saskatchewan Poet Laureate Program, sponsored by the Saskatchewan Arts Board, Saskatchewan Book Awards, and the Saskatchewan Writers' Guild; and thanks to Town of Creighton Recreation and Creighton Community School. (The latest on this event and an updated list of sponsors to whom we give thanks for this occasion can be found here.)  

The objectives of the Poet Laureate Program as stated by the Saskatchewan Writers' Guild:
  1. To celebrate the spirit of the people and place of Saskatchewan
  2. To raise the profile of writers in Saskatchewan
  3. To elevate writing as a vocation
  4. To raise awareness of the power of poetry and the spoken word
  5. To create a recognized spokesperson for writing in general and poetry in particular who will be a respected participant of festive occasions and official functions in the province
  6. To be a focal point for the expression of Saskatchewan cultures (time, land, people) through the literary arts
"Driving That Line": Writing workshop with Gerald Hill. 
Free to participants. All welcome. No registration required. 
Saturday, October 1, 2016, 4:30-5:30
Seniors Room, Flin Flon Community Hall. 

George Elliott Clarke

Thursday, June 8, 2017, 7 pm
Flin Flon Public Library
Public reading and reception for the Parliamentary Poet Laureate. 
Free. All welcome.
More details tba.

Please spread the word to readers, writers, teachers, book clubs, neighbours, and friends. These are great opportunities.