This annual literary event is subtitled Saskatchewan Poetry Summit. It’s being held today and tomorrow at Luther College at the University of Regina. Participating poets include Brenda Schmidt, Karen Solie, Michael Trussler and Daniel Scott Tysdal. Featured today is a panel discussion from 2-4 p.m., followed by readings by the poets from 8-10 p.m.
March 5 from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. there’s presentations on writing and risk, followed by a book launch at 4:30 p.m. for Holly Luhning’s book Quiver (that’s Luhning at left) and Jennifer Still’s book Girlwood. For more info call 791-7743 or visit www.skwriter.com
Also on today, there’s a celebration of International Women’s Day at the Language Institute Theatre at the University of Regina. The event will feature films, presentations and panel discussions and will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is free, although if you have the lunch that will be provided it’s $10.
Tonight and tomorrow night at the Royal Sask Museum, there’s an Environmental Film Festival. Screening tonight at 7 p.m. is Flow which addresses the privatization of water. It will be followed at 8:50 p.m. by the presentation of the Environmental Activist Awards. Saturday at 7 p.m. The Pisim Project will be screened. It’s about a group of students at Cumberland House in northern Saskatchewan who designed and built an energy efficient house. At 8 p.m., Home will be screened. It’s a documentary looking at how human activity is harming our home planet Earth. Admission is free. For more info call 757-4669.
Musicwise, tonight at the Exchange Regina rockers Molten Lava are headlining a show with Black Mastiff and Brainsauce backing them up.
As well, prairie dog cover woman Christine Fellows has a CD release at Artesian on 13th at 8 p.m. Here’s a link to the story James Brotheridge did on her. Appearing with Fellows is singer-songwwriter Shotgun Jimmie. Tickets are $15 adv., $18 door. Here’s video of Fellows performing “Mlle. Steno” in St. Boniface in 2009 with visuals by artist Shary Boyle.
And at O’Hanlon’s Pub, Saskatoon rockers Violent Kin are playing with Lords Kitchener.