We hope you had a fantastic holiday and are looking forward to everything that 2016 holds. We are busy assembling a fantastic slate of events for you in the New Year!

We'd also like to welcome our new intern, Andrea Martineau. Andrea is a third-year student at the University of Regina, studying English and Psychology. She volunteered at last year's Awards Ceremony and we're very happy to have her back!

Our events kick off in February with the very exciting Shortlist Announcement, which will take place in both Regina and Saskatoon on Friday, February 12 at 2:30 PM. In Regina, you can join us in the Mezzanine of the Central Library, and in Saskatoon, we'll be in the Gallery of the Frances Morrison Library. Join us to find out who the contenders will be for this year's Saskatchewan Book Awards!

The 2016 Saskatchewan Book Awards will be presented on Saturday, April 30 at the Conexus Arts Centre in Regina. The event will be hosted by award-winning author and comedian Dawn Dumont. Tickets go on sale February 12. You'll be able to purchase tickets on our website ( via PayPal or by sending your cheque to our office (315-1102 8th Ave, Regina, SK S4R 1C9). Take advantage of our early bird prices until April 1st: $50/ticket, $350/table of 8, or $450/table of 10. After April 1, ticket prices will be $60/ticket, $420/table of 8, or $540/table of 10.

You can look forward to various readings and other events in the months leading up to the Awards Ceremony, including readings at McNally Robinson in Saskatoon and the Vertigo Reading Series in Regina. We are also very pleased to be partnering with the Regina Public Library once again on their 3rd Annual Readers' Summit (April 28-May 1). Stay tuned for more details, and don't forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

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