Saskatchewan Festival of Words
Recommended by Jean-Louis & family
If you are a fan of writers and readers consider making plans to attend next year’s Festival of Words in lovely Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. My family and I attended this past week and had a great time hearing from a wide variety of authors.
The Moose Jaw Library and Art Gallery are the hub of the activity for the multi-day event. The facilities are beautiful and so is the adjacent park. And just a few blocks away is their lovely Mae Wilson Theatre which is another festival venue.
We all had fun taking in readings by poets, novelists, journalists and even teen poets. The Slam Poetry competition caught the fancy of our teenage daughter and the opening night movie, “Monsieur Lazhar” was enjoyed by our whole family.
While in Moose jaw we enjoyed a great stay at the Temple Gardens Spa and Hotel and the girls even took in a few sessions at the spa. If you like to have a flutter, the casino is located next door as well. And if your tastes run to live theatre with a shot of history, the tunnel tours are also a cool way to learn and be entertained.
I heartily recommend the festival and I am looking forward to reading the books of my newly discovered authors including Keith Ross Leckie’s “Coppermine” and Harold Johnson’s “The Cast Stone” among several others. Check out their website and plan your trip for next July–see you there!