For one week in the fall, SaskBooks tours some of the province’s best books to some of the province’s best places, making sure that you get the opportunity to see and hear and read close to where you live and work. Over the past six years, we have been proud to feature over eighty children’s books, scholarly titles, academic work, fiction, non-fiction, drama (and a production of the play!), cookbooks, and more. We have welcomed more than 100 writers, publishers, essayists, and bibliophiles in over 50 Saskatchewan communities, from Avonlea to La Ronge. Our events have reached hundreds of students in dozens of schools (and a reading from then-Minister of Education Gene Makowsky at the Legislature!), and growing audiences through digital delivery and pre-recorded features. The bottom line is that we love books, and it shows.
If you’d like to host a Book Week event in your town, village, hamlet, Reserve, city, or opulent beach house that can host hundreds in the hot tub, please get in touch with us at i[email protected] and we’ll do our best to make it happen.
Special thanks to the Government of Saskatchewan, whose Ministers of Culture have officially designated Saskatchewan Book Week for the past six years; to Creative Saskatchewan and the Department of Canadian Heritage, without whose support initiatives like this would not be possible, to all of the amazing publishers in Saskatchewan, and to every reader who’s ever spent WAY too much time at their local bookstore or library. We see you.