Saskatoon Launch Party for Issue 3.2

Hey Saskatoon! We’re having a second launch party for issue 3.2 in your fine city and we want you to join us! We’ll be featuring Saskatchewan contributors from our new issue, as well as past issues.

Where: Amigos Cantina in the back room (806 Dufferin Avenue, near Broadway and Main)

When: Thursday, July 6th at 7pm

What to expect: 

  • readings by Saskatchewan contributors from a variety of issues, including Meaghan Hackinen (issue 2.1), dee Hobsbawn-Smith (issue 1.2), Lindsay Kiesman (issue 3.2), Sara-Jane Keith (Gloutnez) (issues 2.1 and 3.1), Rachel Laverdiere (issue 2.2), Danica Lorer (issue 3.2), Dave Margoshes (issue 3.1), Shannon McConnell (issue 3.1), and Credence McFadzean (issue 3.2)
  • performance by Goose Lake, an electronic folk pop duo that includes a contributor to untethered issue 2.2, Courtney Loberg
  • cash bar (and the amazing food of Amigos)
  • copies of our NEW issue at a special launch price of $10, AND copies of our back issues for $5

Reader Profiles

Meaghan Hackinen
Meaghan Hackinen is a Vancouver-born bicycle enthusiast, roller skater, and adventure seeker. Meaghan graduated from the University of Saskatchewan’s MFA in Writing program in the fall of 2016. Her thesis South Away: The Pacific Coast on Two Wheels and other non-fiction work explores relationships, experiences on the road, and encounters with wild places. Meaghan’s work has appeared in Cargo Literary, The Fieldstone Review, One Throne, untethered, and the Tonight It’s Poetry anthology, Poetry All Over the Floor. Her essay “Where the Tide Rushes Between” was a 2016 National Magazine Awards finalist.
dee Hobsbawn-Smith
dee Hobsbawn-Smith’s poetry, essays, fiction and journalism has appeared in newspapers, websites, magazines, anthologies and literary journals in Canada, the USA and Scotland, including Grain, Gastronomica: The Journal of Culture and Food, The Malahat Review, Prairie Fire, The Antigonish Review, Vallum, CV2, FreeFall, and others. In 2015-16, she served as the Saskatoon Public Library’s 35th Writer in Residence. A retired chef, ex-restaurateur and former newspaper columnist, she lives west of Saskatoon and earned her MFA in writing at the University of Saskatchewan. She has published seven books. Foodshed: An Edible Albert Alphabet (Touchwood, 2012) won three international awards for its unflinching examination of the politics and challenges of small-scale sustainable food production. Her first collection of poetry, Wildness Rushing In (Hagios, 2014) was a finalist for Book of the Year and Best Poetry Collection at the Saskatchewan Book Awards. It was followed by her first short fiction collection, What Can’t Be Undone (Thistledown, 2015). Most recently, she has completed a new poetry manuscript, and is nearly done working on her debut novel. Last year, she contributed to the SK poetry anthology, Line Dance (Burton Books, 2016), edited by Gerald Hill, and was part of a contingent of Canadian poets who read at The Bowery Poetry Club in New York City. Visit her online at
Lindsay Kiesman
Lindsay Kiesman is a writer from the prairies. She is currently completing an MFA at the University of Saskatchewan. Though she primarily explores science and speculative fiction, she enjoys stretching her creative imagination in other genres.
Sara-Jane Kieth
Sara-Jane Keith (Gloutnez) is a graduate of the MFA in writing at U of S where she is currently completing an MA in English (cultural studies). She was the co-founder of The River Volta Reading Series and co-editor of Between the Lines (Vol. 3), an anthology of hockey poetry. She is currently editing her first novel, writing articles, and finishing a thesis (about Donald Trump). Among publishing credits with (parenthetical), The Quilliad, and untethered, her poem “Jared and Luann pt. 2” was selected by George Elliott Clarke as the winner of untethered‘s 2015 poetry competition. A graduate of York University (English, writing), she resides in Saskatoon with her husband and two cats. You can sometimes find her on stage performing improv and stand-up.
Rachel Laverdiere
Rachel Laverdiere writes and teaches in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Her prose and poetry has been published in over a dozen North Amerian literary journals, including Gravel, FreeFall, filling Station, Dime Show Review, and The Oleander Review. You can follow her on Twitter @r_laverdiere or learn more at
Danica Lorer
Danica Lorer’s name sits in the word explorer. She has always lived in Saskatchewan where she finds curiosities in fields, forests, riverbanks, cities, small towns, and libraries. Over the past eighteen years as a professional storyteller, Danica’s favourite listeners and workshop participants have been 0-103 years old.
Dave Margoshes
Saskatoon-area writer Dave Margoshes has published five poetry collections. The most recent, Dimensions of an Orchard, won the 2010 Saskatchewan Book Awards Poetry Prize. His short fiction has appeared six times in the Best Canadian Stories volumes and he’s been a finalist for the Journey Prize. His Bix’s Trumpet and Other Stories was Book of the Year in the 2007 Saskatchewan Book Awards and was a ReLit Award finalist. His collection of linked short stories, A Book of Great Worth, was named one of’s Top Hundred Books of 2012. A new poetry collection will be published next spring by Coteau Books.
Shannon McConnell is a writer, teacher and musician from Vancouver, British Columbia. She is currently completing her MFA in writing at the University of Saskatchewan. Shannon’s fiction and poetry has appeared in The Society, Tonight It’s PoetryPoetry All Over The Floor anthology, The Fieldstone Review, The Louden Singletree, untethered, and The Rat’s Ass Review.
Credence McFadzean
Credence McFadzean is a Saskatchewan-based fiction writer and poet with an MA in creative writing. His work has appeared in Matrix and Road Maps & Life Rafts, and he is pleased to have a new personal essay in the latest untethered. Credence will be teaching English at Luther College (U of R) in Fall 2017.


Band Profile

goose lake 2
Goose Lake is a moody pop band made up of Ashton Klassen and Courtney Loberg. They started playing together eight years ago in Northern Alberta.

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