Barbara Klar - Writer, Editor and Teacher

Barbara Klar has been writing professionally for nearly thirty years.

Her first book, The Night You Called Me a Shadow, won the 1994 Gerald Lampert Award. The Blue Field, her second book, was nominated for the 1999 Saskatchewan Book Award for Poetry. Barbarar is also the author of the chapbook, Tower Road, from JackPine Press. Her third collection Cypress was shortlisted for the Saskatchewan Book Award.  Klar won a Joseph S. Stauffer Prize from the Canada Council in 2004.

Barbara has published four books of poetry, most recently Cypress, a poetic meditation on the Cypress Hills.
She has worked as a tree planter, camp cook, editor, workshop leader, and as a mentor for the Banff Centre's Wired Writing Studio.

She recently relocated from west-central Saskatchewan to Eastend, where she is working on a new poetry manuscript and a collection of essays.

In Eastend, on Saturday April 28, 2018, Barbara conducted a Writers Workshop for writers of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry, and for all skill levels called:
Got a story? Got a poem? Writing a memoir? Through a series of fun exercises, you'll discover how the right words convey not only information but also emotion and insight.

In 2021 Barbara won the John V. Hicks Long Manuscript Award In Poetry for "The Fox House".

Ted Dyck - Writer, Editor and Publisher

Was dropped into the short-grass prairie within sight of the South Saskatchewan River Breaks circa 03.09.39.

Has studied at and graduated from a number of universities: M.Ed. (U of SK 1964); M.A. (Math. Logic, U of Minn. 1973); PhD (English, U of Man. 1988). Has taught at all of the above plus Red Deer College (AB), University of Marburg (GER), Aurora College (Inuvik, NT).

At times and in places, has been writer (5 books of poetry, some 100 periodical pieces, 3 edited anthologies, 1 collection of non-fiction pieces, etc.); editor (GRAIN, TUSAYAKSAAT); scholar; mentor; businessman; professor; pseudo-hermit; instructor; brush salesman; ranch-hand; and so on.

Writes in a number of genres -- poetry, fiction, essay -- and operates a writing, editing, and publishing service called WorDoctor. Avoids all cliques, clubs, schools, groups, and cults that would have him. But has his other interests -- fly-fishing, cross-country skiing, snooker, Bach and Gould, the classical guitar, cognac (formerly).

Ted is the former Editor of TRANSITION, a magazine for, by, and about persons with lived experience of mental illness.

Recently, the general director/editor and publisher of limited editions of two writing workshops for Indigenous women. 

Lives, writes, fishes, etc., in or near Eastend SK.

For more information please visit WorDoctor.

Caitlin McCullam-Arnal (she/her) is an emerging writer who grew up in Loree, Ontario. She draws inspiration from things that anger her and make her smile. She lives in Treaty 4, Homeland of the Métis, Southwest Saskatchewan, Ravenscrag, with her husband, seven cats, and two dogs.

Her fiction is published in the anthology, apart: a year of pandemic poetry and prose, and spring magazine. She has won contests in Transition magazine in fiction and poetry. She co-facilitated a writing workshop for Indigenous women in 2019.

She is a Sage Hill Writing alumna, and in 2022 received the W.O Mitchell Bursary to attend the fiction course. Since 2018 she has been a member of the Saskatchewan Writers' Guild. Currently she is working on her novel-in-progress Dame, a fictional community in Southwest Saskatchewan.