Regina Public Library Release: Regina Public Library selects 2018-19 Writer in Residence
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 www.reginalibrary.ca.
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