Sask Book Awards
Tuesday, May 19th, 2020 8:00 PM CST
Saskatchewan Book Awards recognizes, celebrates and rewards the excellence of Saskatchewan authors and publishers, building greater awareness and appreciation of Saskatchewan books, and increasing reader engagement. SBA is the only provincially-focused book awards program in Saskatchewan and a principal ambassador for Saskatchewan’s diverse literary community. Its solid reputation for celebrating artistic excellence in style is recognized nationally.
Two nominees for these awards will read from their new books.
Raye grew up in Aylsham, Saskatchewan, and has lived in Regina for most of her adult life. Raye is a Registered Massage Therapist who has loved words all her life and began writing poetry in the 1990s. Raye’s poems explore the intricacies of relationships, and the mysteries and curiosities of science and nature. Her work has been published in Spring, The Society, and the anthology line dance.
Raye’s first book of poetry, Five Red Sentries, was released by Thistledown Press in May 2019 and is shortlisted for two 2020 Saskatchewan Book Awards in the City of Regina and First Book categories.
Beatrice is a manager of a women’s recovery program at Soul Harbour Rescue Mission in Regina, and is also a board member of the White Pony Lodge. Beatrice, was adopted as part of the ‘60s scoop. Beatrice will be reading from her memoir, Wolf Woman: A Search for Identity which has been nominated in the Saskatchewan Book Awards’ Indigenous Peoples Writing category.