It all started last week Thursday, the Saskatchewan Festival of Words that is. I had the privilege of photographing the festival for the second year in a row. That meant long days (13 to 15 hours each day) and several thousands of photographs. I was smarter this year than last… but processing and sorting the images still takes a good amount of time.
I am doing just that today, sort and process images. They are due with the organizers by Friday but I am hopeful I can transfer them to a thumb drive later and take them to town tomorrow.
As to the Saskatchewan Festival of Words, I am inspired and intellectually stimulated. It was a literary festival charged with scientific, spiritual, political and current affair topics with just the right amount of entertainment to give the mind a rest!
My highlight was meeting Sheri-D Wilson, the accomplished spoken word poet from Calgary. She is a true force on the Canadian literary scene. Rosanna Deerchild was inspiring on a completely different level and Harold Johnson, author of “Firewater” delivered an emotionally charged presentation. Yann Martel and Alana Mitchell’s discussion about Science and Religion in current writing was one of the sessions that ended much too soon… All I can say, if you are at all interested check out the Saskatchewan Festival of Words for 2018. From story time for the little ones to a feature film (this year it was “Maudie”), in-depth discussions and interviews to Trivia night and a concert, the Saskatchewan Festival of Words is moving into its 22nd year and is going strong!