News and readings
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In Saskatoon, on August 17, Tenille K. Campbell will participate in a discussion forum hosted by Betty-Ann Heggi, former Senior
VP, Corporate Relations at PotashCorp and creator of the Womentorship program. This event will bring together Canada’s leading women executives and thinkers from across the country.
Monday, June 11, 2018
Signature Editions has thee titles shortlisted for the 2018 Manitoba Book Awards
We hope to see our Winnipeg peeps at the Manitoba Book Awards this Friday, June 15 to cheer on our 3 shortlisted titles:
Tenille K. Campbell's#IndianLovePoems up for the Mary Scorer Best Book by a Manitoba Publisher
Ted Landrum's Midway Radicals & Archi-Poems up for the Lansdowne Prize for Poetry
Jim Nason's Spirit of a Hundred Thousand Dead Animals up for the Manuela Dias Book Design Award
Awards will be handed out this Friday, June 15 at the Manitoba Book Awards Gala
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM at Robert B. Schultz Lecture Theatre 91 Ralph Campbell Rd., Winnipeg
Tickets available online through eventbrite.ca
Monday, June 11, 2018
Congratulations to Marlis Wesseler who has been shortlisted for the 2018 High Plains Book Awards in the category Woman Writer for her book The Last Chance Ladies' Book Club, published by Signature Editions. The High Plains Book Awards recognize regional authors and/or literary works which examine and reflect life on the High Plains including the US states of Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Nebraska, Colorado, and Kansas, and the Canadian provinces of Alberta, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan.
Friday, May 25, 2018
A big congratulations to Tenille Campbell on her selection as a finalist for the inaugural Emerging Indigenous Voices prizes! And a hearty congratulations to all the deserving finalists.
Friday, May 18, 2018
Inaugural Emerging Indigenous Voices award finalists revealed
The finalists for the inaugural Emerging Indigenous Voices prizes have been announced. In its first year, $25,000 will be distributed to winners in seven categories, as selected by jurors Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm, Gregory Scofield, Jean Sioui, and Richard Van Camp. A gala event will take place on May 29 in Regina.
Most Significant Work of Prose in English by an Emerging Indigenous Writer • Carleigh Baker, Bad Endings (Anvil Press)
• Dawn Dumont, Glass Beads (Thistledown Press)
• Aviaq Johnston, Those Who Run in the Sky (Inhabit Media)
• Joanne Robertson, The Water Walker (Second Story Press)
Most Significant Work of Prose in French by an Emerging Indigenous Writer
• Naomie Fontaine, Manikanetish (Memoire d’Encrier)
• J. D. Kurtness, De Vengeance (L’Instant Meme)
Best Unpublished Poetic Piece in French
• Marie-Andrée Gill, “Uashteu”
Most Significant Work in an Alternative Format by an Emerging Indigenous Writer
• Keith Barker, This is How We Got Here (Playwrights Canada)
• Cliff Cardinal, Huff & Stitch (Playwrights Canada Press)
• Mich Cota, Musical Selections o Heather Igloliorte, Sakkijâjuk (Goose Lane Editions)
• Mika Lafond, Nipê Wânîn (Thistledown Press)
Most Significant Work of Poetry in English by an Emerging Indigenous Writer
• Billy-Ray Belcourt, This Wound is a World (Frontenac House)
• Tenille K. Campbell, #IndianLovePoems (Signature Editions)
• Joshua Whitehead, full-metal indigiqueer (Talon Books)
Unpublished Poetic Piece(s) by an Emerging Indigenous Writer
• David Agecoutay, “Poetic Selections”
• Brandi Bird “Two Poems”
• Francine Merasty “Poetry of a Northern Rez Girl”
• Smokii Sumac, “#haikuaday and other poems”
Unpublished Prose Piece by an Emerging Indigenous Writer
• Treena Chambers, “Hair Raizing”
• Elaine McArthur, “Queen Bee”
• Tom Nazbah, “The Hand Trembler”
• Amanda Peters, “Pejipug (Winter Arrives)”
–Quill & Quire May 18, 2018
Monday, May 7, 2018
Poet Tenille Campbell and the University of Regina Press were the big winners at this year’s Saskatchewan Book Awards, which took place April 28 in Regina.
Campbell’s debut poetry collection, #IndianLovePoems (Signature Editions), received two awards, as did breathing at dusk by Beth Goobie (Coteau Books).
The University of Regina Press swept all three publishers’ awards, and picked up a scholarly writing prize for Kathleen Carlisle’s Fiery Joe: The Maverick Who Lit Up the West.
Awards for Writers
Regina Public Library Book of the Year Award :
Extended Families by Ven Begamudré (Coteau Books)
Muslims for Peace and Justice Fiction Award :
Glass Beads by Dawn Dumont (Thistledown Press)
University of Saskatchewan Non-Fiction Award :
Islands of Grass by Trevor Herriot; Branimir Gjetvaj, photog. (Coteau)
Rasmussen, Rasmussen & Charowsky Indigenous Peoples’ Writing Award :
#Indian Love Poems by Tenille K. Campbell (Signature Editions)*
O’Reilly Insurance and The Co-operators First Book Award:
#Indian Love Poems by Tenille K. Campbell (Signature)*
Saskatchewan Arts Board Poetry Award :
breathing at dusk by Beth Goobie (Coteau Books)
Children’s Literature Award:
When the Trees Crackle with Cold by Bernice Johnson-Laxdal and Miriam Körner (Your Nickel’s Worth Publishing)
City of Saskatoon and Public Library Saskatoon Book Award :
breathing at dusk by Beth Goobie (Coteau)
City of Regina Book Award :
Islands of Grass by Trevor Herriot (photographs by Branimir Gjetvaj) (Coteau)
Jennifer Welsh Scholarly Writing Award :
Fiery Joe: The Maverick Who Lit Up the West by Kathleen Carlisle (University of Regina Press)
Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport Publishing Award :
University of Regina Press, Claiming Anishinaabe by Lynn Gehl
Publishing in Education Award :
University of Regina Press, Speaking in Cod Tongues by Lenore Newman
Saskatoon Public Library Indigenous Peoples’ Publishing Award :
University of Regina Press, Aaniiih/Gros Ventre Stories, compiled and edited by Terry Brockie and Andrew Cowell
–Quill & Quire May 7th, 2018
Highlights from past events
Join us at Bolen Books to celebrate the launch of Cityscapes in Mating Season by Lise Gaston!
Lexicon Books will be hosting three Nova Scotian authors in an evening of Fiction. C.S. Reardon will be debuting her new and novel The Spanish Boy.
Signature Editions wants to invite you to celebrate the publication of two new novels with Cora Siré and Endre Farkas. This joint book launch will be at The Central Bar in Toronto.
Cora Siré launches her new novel, Behold Things Beautiful. Endre Farkas launches his new novel, Never, Again.
There is no admission fee and this event will include a short reading from both authors.