Author Activities 2019




Éditions de la nouvelle plume à l’assemblée législative

On Thursday, May 2, Éditions de la nouvelle plume ÉNP) was recognized in  the Saskatchewan Legislative Assembly for being in operation for 35 years.  Their celebration also highlighted some recent achievements such as the sale of  international publishing rights to the publisher MONS of Berlin for Hommage au Bison (Honouring the Buffalo by Judith Silverthorne and Raymond Lavallee) and the President of  ÉNP Laurier Gareau receiving the Order of Canada.

Une reconnaissance pour les Éditions de la nouvelle plume à l’Assemblée législative

Minister of Parks, Culture and Sport, Gene Makowsky, Président of Éditions de la nouvelle plume, Laurier Gareau, French Translator, Martine Noël-Maw, author, Judith Silverthorne, holding a photo of storyteller, Raymond Lavallee and the owner of Your Nickel’s Worth Publishing, Heather Nickel, publisher of the original English version of Honouring the Buffalo.




Regina Public Library Release: Regina Public Library selects 2018-19 Writer-in-Residence


Regina Public Library-Writer-In-Residence Program

For Immediate Release: June 19, 2018

 Regina Public Library Selects 2018-19 Writer in Residence

Regina Public Library (RPL) is pleased to announce the selection of Judith Silverthorne as its 2018-2019 Writer in Residence. Silverthorne will begin as Writer in Residence on September 24, 2018.

“We are excited to welcome Judith as our Writer in Residence,” said Jeff Barber, Library Director and CEO. “She brings a wealth of experience working and coaching other writers, and she has extensive knowledge of the Regina writing community, both as a published author and as a former Saskatchewan Writer’s Guild Executive Director. We can’t wait to work with her on her exciting ideas for the Writer in Residence program.”

Judith Silverthorne is an award-winning Saskatchewan writer. She has authored more than a dozen fiction books. Her most recent title, Convictions, was the winner of a Gold Moonbeam Award and of a Next Generation Indie Book Awards, and was a finalist at the Saskatchewan Book Awards and for the High Plains Book Award for Woman Writer.

Silverthorne has also written two non-fiction biographical books, and has authored extensively as a freelance writer for newspapers and magazines. She has worked as an editor, evaluator, researcher, curator, book reviewer, television documentary producer and scriptwriter.

Regina Public Library was the first public library in Canada to offer a Writer in Residence program in 1978. Since then it has welcomed 29 additional residencies to provide services to the local writing community. For more information on the program, visit


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Regina Public Library
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Regina Public Library Release – 2018-19 Writer in Residence Selected